A very big thank you!! Firstly to Alistair Doxat-Purser, the SMILE Chair and Faithworks Wessex Chief Exec, who has not long completed a double Chicken Run Marathon to raise money for SMILE. It is Alistair’s tradition that he runs marathons dressed as some amusing character, and this year, he didn’t cease to fail us. Running both the Bournemouth Marathon and the Great North Run, dressed as a chicken!! Why did the chicken cross the road … ? To make us SMILE!! He raised a fabulous £761. And the Localgiving.com Grow Your Tenner campaign a couple of weeks ago, brought us in matched funding for £55 and a new Direct Debit doubled for 6 months. On top, there’s £232 in Gift Aid. So in total, since August 2017, we have received £1,228!! Thank you so much to Alistair and to all those who have given so generously.
[img src=http://www.smileconnect.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/home-page/thumbs/thumbs_310115-community-garden-path-5.jpg]480Creating the Garden Path
[img src=http://www.smileconnect.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/home-page/thumbs/thumbs_160913-harvest-big-dig-7.jpg]740Big Dig Harvest 2013
[img src=http://www.smileconnect.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/home-page/thumbs/thumbs_2013-12-12-13-11-32.jpg]650Christmas Gift Collection - Thanks to the Salvation Army
[img src=http://www.smileconnect.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/home-page/thumbs/thumbs_141213-santa-cliff-charlie.jpg]660Santa Claus gave out lots of gift bags to the children
[img src=http://www.smileconnect.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/home-page/thumbs/thumbs_141213-santa-cliff-us.jpg]770Santa Claus and our Outreach Worker
[img src=http://www.smileconnect.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/home-page/thumbs/thumbs_141213-christmas-party-lunch-2.jpg]670Christmas Party Lunch 2013
Donations can still be made through our localgiving page at http://localgiving.com/charity/smileconnect