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Sri Lanka, Dentisty and Wheelie Bins!!

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Edward Walker

Ed and Suzanne are raising money for portable dental surgeries for Sri Lanka

Raising money for
Dentaid

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Total raised
£1,350.00

Target
£1800.00

75%

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About

Imagine having severe pain for hours, days, months and even years. Imagine, even if you could afford it, having nowhere to get your pain relieved.
Having retired as a dentist, Ed is very pleased to discover another opportunity to join a Dentaid team, this time providing pain relief dentistry and oral health education in Sri Lanka.
Throughout his career, Ed has always been passionate about preventative dentistry. This included helping people minimise pain and decay through simple diet control and effective oral hygiene. He is delighted that Dentaid has this long term goal at its heart. Ed's own interest in Minimally Invasive Dentistry will stand him in good stead in locations where electricity is a rare luxury and the buzz of a high speed drill is unheard.
Having retired as a teacher, Suzanne will also be putting her skills to good use, providing oral health education for the adults and children are who waiting to see the dentist, and also taking motivational photographs.
 

Event details

2 weeks dental aid project in Sri Lanka

Over the last 20 years Dentaid has worked in more than 70 countries to end dental pain through treatment, training, education and equipment donations. (www.dentaid.org)
For two weeks in September we will be involved in the first three of these goals. Ed will be delivering free emergency dental treatment in a range of settings and institutions, training local auxiliary dentists so that the care continues well beyond the project and Suzanne will be giving good oral health advice. We are completely self-funding this trip.
The fourth goal is where you and the Wheelie Bin come in!!  
Dentaid have developed an amazing piece of equipment to help even the most remote communities gain access to pain-relieving dental treatment - The DENTAID BOX - a portable dental surgery in a wheelie bin. Each one costs £1500 and an additional £300 to send.
Please support us by donating towards a Dentaid Box. We are hoping to raise enough money to provide at least one such portable dental surgery.

Event date

22-September-2018 00:00  - 
06-October-2018 00:00

Event type

2 weeks dental aid project in Sri Lanka

Event is completed

Donations

I think what you are doing is an amazing idea. Read about your trip in the parish magazine. I do not know you but was very moved. Good luck, keep well, safe, motivated and happy. Jilly
Donation by Jilly Hancock
on 02-09-2018
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
We are praying that your trip will be very successful and that you will both be kept safe
Donation by Peter & Jenny Welby-Everard
on 27-08-2018
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Rosey & Dave Loftus
on 27-08-2018
A pleasure for us to be able to sponsor such a good cause. Smiles, we are sure, will follow your super work ... Anthony and Helen
Donation by Anthony and Helen S. LL.
on 02-08-2018
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
May your time in Sri Lanka be a real encouragement to all those you will be helping. Love and prayers Mum x
Donation by Mum
on 30-07-2018
£500.00
£125.00 gift aid
Fantastic project - good luck!
Donation by Gill and Geoff
on 24-07-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,110.00
Offline Donations: £240.00
Total Raised: £1,350.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,627.50

Donations closed

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