Fund Raising at Heath Dental
Michelle here. I have totalled up what the practice raised last year for Dental Mavericks and our total was £2,314.67!
The money came from Rough Runner, the collection tin we have at reception, Sat’s donation on behalf of his father, and the lovely handmade gifts our patient donated in December.
Thanks a lot to everyone who donated.
Finding out how to give even more back…
I recently attended the Homeless and Inclusion Conference in Birmingham, my first time at this conference I was excited to find out more about how I could become involved with providing dental care for homeless and excluded people.
Well the day certainly didn’t disappoint, it was eye opening, inspiring and motivating.
Speakers included dental & homeless charities, various professionals from the dental world and the talks I found the most emotional were those from people who have been homeless themselves. Listening to people’s stories,why they became homeless, their journey, difficulties and prejudices they have faced brought a tear to my eye.
One particular speaker was Sarah Harries, she was living on the streets of Leeds, had suffered a lifetime of abuse and had a drug addiction. However with the help of others and a lot of hard work herself she is now a Pentecostal Minister, studying a degree and married with a daughter, four years ago she was close to death. A wonderful success story to hear.
I will definitely be getting involved where I can next year, through Crisis and Dentaid and doing some dental nursing for them. It has also given me a lot to think about in terms of day to day nursing here and what we can do to be aware and considerate of people and possible traumas.
I also wore my other hat on this day and presented a table for Dental Mavericks, to try and spread the word about our work and encourage attendees of the conference to join us for our 2019 trips. Scarily for me I had to present a short talk to the room about the work we do.
Not having done any public speaking before I was nervous to say the least( although most would argue I can speak more than needed any other time no problem ha ha) I survived though, no eggs or tomatoes were thrown and hope that I managed to encourage a few of the dentists to consider us next year.
give money to charity without using your own money
Would you like to give money to charity but without actually using any of your own money……….well it’s possible!!
Sign up to Give as You Live https://www.giveasyoulive.com/
This site donates money to your chosen charity anytime you shop online at a variety of stores. It costs you nothing and once you have registered the site will recognise when you shop at a relevant store and donate money to your charity (a % of what you have spent)
Our chosen charity is obviously #DentalMavericks and although we would love you to choose them as well, there are other charities available to pick.
This is such an easy way to help raise money and although it may only be pence at a time it all adds up, little by little helping to change and improve lives.
Please take a moment of your day to sign up for a free fuzzy giving feeling of helping people.