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Thank You To Tockenham Fete

     Tockenham Fete was held on 14 July and as ever it was a wonderful afternoon with loads of entertainment, fun, food and sunshine.  SMASH was the Fete’s chosen charity and  we were  delighted to receive a donation of £600. SMASH was advertised in the brochure and Anna, a Friend of Smash was on …

Thank you to Swindon & District Motorcycle Club for supporting SMASH

Here is SMASH Trustee,  Steven Sedgwick (4th from left) being presented with a cheque for £500 by the Swindon & District Motorcycle Club, following their Annual Charity Dinner & Dance. Motorcycle Club Chairman, Lyndon Jack (middle), nominated SMASH as one of the benefiting charities after hearing of the support provided to local young people through his …

The Queens Award

The Queen’s Award is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK, in appreciation of outstanding work in their local communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.  SMASH Chief Executive, Helen Fisher said: “It is an honour to receive this award. The Queen’s Award is not about the work done by …

New Training Dates – spaces available

New Training Dates for our next team of Volunteers – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August at Blunsdon House Hotel –  contact clareatsmash@gmail.com for further details or click on the home page of our website for an application form and return it directly to Clare.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Tockenham Village Fair is supporting SMASH – it promises to be the best one ever!

This annual popular Fair is taking place on Saturday 14th July from 2pm. Why not go along and support it?  You will be supporting the picturesque village of Tockenham and SMASH as the organisers have nominated SMASH to receive a percentage of the takings.  For more information go to http://www.tockenhamvillagefair.co.uk There will be plenty of …

Volunteers Needed

Training for our new team of Mentors  is planned for the  18th and 19th August 2018 at Blunsdon House Hotel.    Click SMASH Recruitment Poster 2018 to see our latest Recruitment Poster.  SMASH welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Why wait? It’s your time to shine.  Take that first step now  – Application forms can be …

SMASH Has Been Awarded The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Services

The Queen’s Award is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK, in appreciation of outstanding work in their local communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. SMASH Chief Executive, Helen Fisher said: “It is an honour to receive this award. The Queen’s Award is not about the work done by …

Fundraiser for SMASH – a magnificent night at Magnums Wine Shop

Our Friends of SMASH Team hosted a wine tasting evening on 11 May at Magnums Wine Shop in Old Town. The evening was a great success with plenty of time for chatting and socialising in between trying 8 lovely wines. We were thrilled that the former Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Maureen Penny attended and also …

Sign up, Sign up! Next Training Dates Confirmed

Training for our new team of Volunteer Mentors – Team 39 – is to take place on the 7th and 8th July 2018.    If you feel you have the passion and commitment to help change a young person’s life then we would love to hear from you. As an equal opportunities charity we welcome applications …

Sarah is running for SMASH!

Sarah Thomas, one of our Mentors is running the Exeter Marathon on the 20th May to raise money for SMASH.  You can help Sarah in her fundraising efforts by donating directly to this fundraising page – JustGiving: Sarah Thomas JustGiving sends your donation straight to SMASH and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so …