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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!  

Annual Report & Accounts 2014-15

The 2015 SMASH Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 5th August at Nationwide’s Head Office on Pipers Way. The meeting went brilliantly without a hitch, and it was great to see a mix of familiar faces who have supported SMASH for years and new people who are just starting to get involved. There was …

Stuart’s 3 Peaks Challenge

This September, our volunteer Stuart Westley is taking on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for SMASH! Last year, Stuart raised over £600 in the SMASH DASH by three-legged racing with his brother around the course while pushing a baby buggy. This year, he will be attempting to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and …

SMASH: Swindon Youth Mentoring

The 2015 SMASH AGM

You are invited to attend the 2015 SMASH AGM at Nationwide Head Office Nationwide House Pipers Way Swindon Wiltshire SN38 1NW from 6:30pm Wednesday 5th August 2015 Please join us for Tea and Cake and catch up on the year’s events here at SMASH (please arrive a few minutes early to allow us time for …