Get The Word Out

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Why we’re doing what we’re doing.

Smiths News MSC and Instore have joined forces this year to support two charities, Headway - The Brain Injury Association and The British Heart Foundation, as part of our 2013 fundraising efforts. Both charities have a story behind why we're supporting them and we want to raise at least £5000 between them both.

YOU are key to us reaching our goals and improving the lives of thousands of others.


Nigel Dean

Our close colleague and friend, Nigel Dean, passed away unfairly at the start of 2012. For those of you who did not have the pleasure of meeting the legend, he was a fun loving family man who was passionate about darts and could put a smile on the most miserable of faces. His family and loved ones were supported through their ordeal through the kindness and professionalism of Headway, the brain injury association. It is the least we can do to raise money and awareness of Headway to repay that kindness.



The Headway Worcester Trust currently provides FREE services to over 200 new people and their families a week, across the Worcestershire County. They employ only 63 staff and have a further 30 or so volunteers to maintain their service offer, putting their entire operation under constant and growing pressure. The money we raise will go straight to providing the essential care and equipment needed by those families.


British Heart Foundation

The BHF is another worthwhile charity we are supporting this year. Vicky Wheeldon had a heart attack in February 2011 and received unparalleled care and support from the organisation throughout the ordeal. They are dedicated to actively reducing cardiovascular disease in the UK and provide exceptional aftercare to those that need it. The money we raise will help them save lives.



Five grand sounds like a lot of money to aim for, and it is! But I strongly believe we can convince enough people within the network, the local area and elsewhere to contribute towards our target and set a new standard for fundraising across the rest of the Smiths News Group. To get there and destroy our target, we’re going to need your help in participating in the upcoming events and telling people about what you’re doing.

Get The Word Out & let’s save some lives!


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Raised: 24%

Team target: £5,000.00

Raised so far: £1,202.22

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Christopher Townrow

Headway Chris

24 donations



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Christopher Townrow

British Heart Foundation Chris

18 donations



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Get The Word Out Smiths News PLC

Get The Word Out For Headway

11 donations



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Get The Word Out Smiths News PLC

Get The Word Out For The British Heart Foundation

8 donations



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Victoria Wheeldon

Vicky's page

34 donations



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