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Lucy runs for SMASH!

A big thank you to Lucy Finch who is currently working hard at fundraising for SMASH she’s been doing a fantastic job and we hope that she keeps it up! Check out her page!   If you would like also like to fundraise for SMASH please contact us at student@smashyouthproject.co.uk  

Join The SMASH Bubble Beard Challenge

Thanks to everyone from the Nationwide call centre, who came along to the Blunsdon House Hotel yesterday to help us to work on some new fundraising ideas. They’ve created several things for us which will be coming up in the next few months but first and the most fun is the Bubble Beard Challenge! The …

The Great PMO Bake Off: Great News for SMASH!

Nationwide’s PMO Team recently held a bake off to raise money for SMASH, raising a fantastic £430 – which was matched by Nationwide, bringing the total to £860! Amazing result from Nationwide, who already do so much to support us. The PMO Team at Nationwide have chosen SMASH as their nominated charity this year, and …

Poetry Competition Results

Back in April, we launched a poetry and short story competition for young people – no more than 500 words on what it’s like to be a child or young person today. We had so many amazing and creative entries that it was really difficult to choose a winner. After a lot of consideration, we …

Christmas Comes Early Thanks to Minuteman Press

Order your personalised Christmas and Holiday cards from Minuteman Press Swindon and help support SMASH at the same time! You can choose SMASH as a supported charity and Minuteman Press will make a 10p donation per card to us, on your behalf. You can view their catalogue here and download an order form here.

Swindon Half Marathon: Raising Money for SMASH

The Swindon Half Marathon, organised by SEQOL Charity, takes place on Sunday 11th November and several of our supporters have taken the opportunity to raise some much needed funds for SMASH! Nina Hegarty and Claire Peters are running for our Memory Makers programme. They are both volunteers with the Memory Makers programme and have been …

Running the Bristol Half Marathon for SMASH

More than 7,000 people turned out for the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday 13th September, and two of them were running on behalf of SMASH! Our amazing supporters Jessica Shakles and Nicole Harrison took on the 13 mile course to help fund our youth mentoring work, finishing with a time of 2:13:26. Nicole has said …

Help Create Lasting Memories for Children

One of our Memory Makers, Lyndsey Zdero, was recently interviewed by Swindon Advertiser about what it’s like to volunteer for SMASH. Plea for volunteers to help create lasting memories for children We are currently looking for adult volunteers who could help change the life of a Swindon child. The next training session to become a …

SMASH on BBC Wiltshire

Our Trustee Lyn Hartman and Memory Maker Lyndsey Zdero were recently interviewed by Graham Seaman for BBC Wiltshire. The interview was broadcast on 11th August and focuses on our Memory Makers project. Click below to listen!