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West Swindon Open Gardens

West Swindon Open Gardens event is on 20th-21st June – and SMASH are one of the supported charities! We were one of the supported charities last year too, when more than £1,100 was raised for us, an absolutely outstanding result, We are so grateful to have been chosen again. If you have the weekend free …

Georgina’s Charity Skydive

Our amazing volunteer mentor Georgina Viveash is doing a charity skydive for SMASH on Saturday 30th May! She hopes to raise £500 for our charity so please head on over to her JustGiving page to help her reach this target. Georgina has said of SMASH: I was paired with a 15 year old girl who …

SMASH Quiz Night

Register your team now for the SMASH Quiz Night! Friday 22nd May Masonic Hall, “The Planks”, Old Town, Swindon, SN3 1QP There will be a free buffet, licensed bar, raffles and prizes. Teams of between 4 and 6 people can enter for a fee of £30 per team. Raise money for SMASH and impress your …

Zero to Hero

Matt Woolley, friend of SMASH and Memory Makers will be going into the ring in a few months time to raise money for the project. Folow his progress at: https://zerotoheroboxing.com/zth-swindon-season-2-contender-boxes-to-thank-charity-that-helped-his-son/ or donate at: http://www.justgiving.com/Matty-Woolley GOOD LUCK MATT!!

Lucas’ Story

My name is Lucas Moon Browne and I’d like to say a little about what it meant to me to have a SMASH mentor. Having a SMASH mentor gave me someone who I could go out and do something interactive with on a very regular basis. This was helpful to me as I wasn’t out …

Raffle Winner Announced

This weekend saw Christmas kicked off in style as young people and volunteers from the SMASH Youth Project took ASDA Hayden by storm with drumming, bag packing, singing and aiming to attach a SMASH/Memory Maker sticker to everyone (and thing) that moved. The whole day was an effort to continue raising the profile of Swindon …

Come and See (and Hear!!) Us at ASDA This Weekend

On the weekend before Christmas, Swindon Youth Mentoring won’t be dashing to shops for those last minute presents as they will telling their story to the thousands of shopers at ASDA Hayden. Volunteers from across SMASH and Memory Makers will be spending their days handing out leaflets, stickers and the occasional chocolate to continuing the …

Mentee Reflects on His Time At SMASH

Today the SMASH team received a letter from one of our young people, who was reflecting on his time at SMASH: “Hi, my name is Aidan and I am 14 years old and I have been attending SMASH, a Charity group for young adults since December 2013. SMASH is where you get the chance to …

Mentors Become the Pride of Swindon

On Thursday 13th March, our Mentors were officially named the Pride of Swindon. The ceremony, hosted by Shirley Ludford (station manager at 105.5), was held at the STEAM museum. The project was represented by three mentors, alongside Managing Director, Rob Chappell who nominated the team. He said “[the nomination is a] thanks for all your …

Urgently Need New Mentors

SMASH are now recruiting for a new set of mentors. The training kicks off on Saturday 8th March, and continues on Saturday 15th March; Child Protection training training takes place on Wednesday 19th March And the “Meet the Mentees” Day will take place on Saturday 29th March. For the full training schedule please click here …