Priory Dental Care Fundraising News 2018
Thanks to your help in 2018 we raised a grand total of £826.21 for charity!
In May our Priory Dental Care quiz team (‘Pearls of Wisdom’) won 3rd place in the Downham Market Lions Club Mega Quiz, donating the £50.00 prize money to local mental health charity, West Norfolk Mind. To read more about Mind, please visit www.westnorfolkmind.org.uk
In June the Priory Dental Care team baked their little socks off and held a Bake Sale event, raising £262.00 for the Alzheimer’s Society. For more information on the vital work that the Alzheimer’s Society provide, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk
In July, members of the Priory Dental Care team took part in the ‘It’s A Knockout’ challenge at the Denver Family Fun Day, raising £266.00 for the Downham Market & District Fundraising Group for Macmillan Cancer Support. And a further £60.00 was raised by recycling old dental crowns and bridges. For further information on the valuable work that Macmillan Cancer Support provide, please visit www.macmillan.org.uk
In August we donated some unwanted dental equipment and instruments to Dentaid, so that these can be sent to support the work of dentists in many of the world’s poorest countries. And throughout the year we raised £188.211 for Dentaid from patients kindly giving their loose change, and making a donation for toothpaste samples. For further information on the valuable work that Dentaid provide, please visit www.dentaid.org
We supported the Dental Wellness Trust and sold 17 Good Deed toothbrushes – for every toothbrush sold, another one is donated to a child in need! To find out how the Dental Wellness Trust promote oral health to less fortunate communities in the UK and abroad, please visit www.dentalwellnesstrust.org
We donated toothpaste samples and denture care kits to the Downham Market Library for their ‘Toiletries Amnesty’ project to help those who may be in crisis, homeless or living in poverty. We also donated some denture care kits to the residents at High Haven, Downham Market.
And, to help the planet as well as fundraising, we donated our empty printer cartridges and used stamps to The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, our trigger spray heads to Cats Protection Downham Market and our old papers and magazines to the town paper bank, run by the Downham Market Rotary Club. These items are then recycled to raise money for the charities. To find out more, please visit www.norfolkhospice.org.uk and www.downhammarket.cats.org.uk
As ever, the Priory Dental Care team will continue with our fundraising efforts in 2019 and we will keep you updated with all forthcoming charity events.
Thank you for your valued support.