Latest News And Updates

SMASH AGM Notice


Please save the 5th September 2017, 7-9pm in your calendars for the SMASH AGM.

 

We would be thrilled to review the year with you, give you a chance to meet some of our young people and mentors and also hear about our future plans.

 

There will be a few nibbles and a glass of something to go with it.

 

More details will follow nearer the time but the venue will be: Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon SN1 2JH

Vote Now – Only 7 Days To Go!


Dear Supporters.   With only 7 days to go until the MCF Community Awards vote closes, please don’t miss the chance to support your favourite charity and help us win a grant of up to £25,000. Help us to make an even bigger difference so have your say now!. Thank you.

Abseiling for SMASH!


Charlie is abseiling for SMASH on the 6th August at 3pm at Jurys Inn, Swindon. You can help her raise cash for SMASH by clicking on this link:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlie-lawer

Come along and support her if you can.

Good luck Charlie!

Friends of SMASH Update


Friends of SMASH took a stall at this year’s Children’s Fete on the 8th July, with the aim of increasing awareness, raising funds and recruiting volunteers for the Project.  The Children’s Fete is Swindon’s oldest summer event, dating back to 1866.   It is organized by the Mechanics’ Institution Trust on behalf of the Town.  The glorious weather ensured that there were plenty of visitors.

 

We ran a “Water or Wine” Tombola for adults and we had a steady flow of people coming to our stall – some several times!   We also ran a Lucky Dip for children, this too proved very popular and we had to replenish our stock of prizes twice during the afternoon.    The day ran very smoothly and we were delighted by the total of £400.00 raised.

We are hoping to repeat our success at Wanborough Show on Saturday 19th August.   Come and visit us there and try your luck.    We would also be very grateful for any help on the day or donations of wine to put on the stall. Contact Jill Ridley on friendsofsmash17@gmail.com

The next social event will be on Saturday 30th September – a Night at the Dogs, Swindon Greyhound Stadium.  Gates open at 6.30pm, with the first race at 7.25pm.  Tickets are £5 with the total cost of the ticket being donated to SMASH.  Please put the date in your diary.  Further details will follow.   Tickets can be purchased from Carol Jack on friendsofsmash17@gmail.com


The MCF Community Awards vote closes on the 31st July so if you haven’t already done so then VOTE for SMASH at https://mcf.org.uk/vote and help us to win £25,000 for our Charity. Ask your family, friends and work colleagues to do the same. Please see attached for more information and how your vote can make a real difference: SMASH – Votes To Win Cash Article

 

 

SMASH and Link Centre Working Together To Support Our Young People


This partnership with the Link Centre – run by GLL’s Better brand – has youngsters involved with our Mentoring Programme and aged between 13 and 19, enjoying free weekly sports sessions including ice skating or trampolining alongside gym, fitness or games training. They will also receive careers and apprenticeships advice to further enhance their experience. Read the full story here.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15315386

Staff and young people from SMASH Youth Project at Better’s Link Centre, Swindon.

A big “Thank You” to West Swindon Open Gardens


A fantastic £790 was donated to SMASH as one of the events chosen charities.  A great result for everyone involved.

We value your support and efforts in helping us to continue our good work in the community.