The Geoff Smith Foundation

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32 Grange Park Mobile Homes,Shamblehurst Lane
Hedge End,Southampton
SO30 2FP

01489 278210

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[b]The Geoff Smith Foundation was started in 1997; the year after Geoff Smith, the founder, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After years of fundraising and as of the summer of 2017, the charity has raised just short of 1 MILLION POUNDS.[/b]

The first project completed was the purchase of an ambulance for the local MS Society branch in Southampton to help sufferers to get out and about. Since then, we have helped hundreds of people with such things as home improvements to make living in their own homes more ‘user friendly’, the supply of bespoke mobility chairs and the assistance in funding for specialist treatments.

The biggest asset the charity owns is a villa in Spain that is provided for MS sufferers and their families/carers to enable them to get out to a warmer climate and take a much needed break in the sun. A percentage of the monies raised by the charity is allocated to the villa on an annual basis to cover upkeep, maintenance, utilities and the provision of essential mobility aids. More information on the villa can be found on the villa page of our web site.

The charity is always receptive to funding requests, and the latest project is to provide funding for a young lady from Southampton to get specialist and pioneering stem cell treatment in Russia (the procedure costs £20,000 and is not available in the UK).

The charity has raised money from a wide variety of projects, including the annual gala ball and golf day, parachute jumps, garden parties, sponsorship from pubs and companies, quiz nights and coffee mornings. Details for the 2018 21st Gala Ball and Golf Day can be found on the Events page of our web site.

MS is a devastating illness but the lives of those affected can be greatly enhanced and it is to that end that the Geoff Smith Foundation raises much needed money. You can donate to this worthy cause or perhaps raise money by organising or by participating in an event. Please visit our web site for more details – Thank you for your valued support.


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