At the Dee Shapland Dental Surgery we feel passionate about supporting our local community and to also raise funds for charities in various ways throughout the year.
In 2014, our chosen charity was ‘Dentaid’. Alongside our collection box at the reception desk, we have raised money from patients donating their ‘refer a friend’ voucher for this cause.
Every year in May/June we support ‘National Smile Month’ and run competitions to educate our patients on the importance of brushing their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day. Not only are these competitions great fun with fantastic prizes such as top of the range Braun Electric Toothbrushes, but the donations collected from the competitions go towards our chosen charity for that year. Check out our blog to find out who won!
In 2015, our chosen charity was MIND and in 2016 and 2017 we have been and continue to support Alzheimer’s Society with the selling of pin badges, donations and a donation made from us to the charity when a patient refers a friend or relative to us.
Laura, our trainee dental nurse ran the ‘Rainbow Run’ in 2016 in aid of Children’s Hospice South West and raised £95. Laura visited the hospice as part of her health care studies at College last year and was touched by the wonderful atmosphere and incredible support the hospice gives to families of poorly children.
Aggie has had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust and has raised £287! She has donated her hair to help make a wig for children affected by hair loss through cancer treatment.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
This has become a yearly event where we bake cakes each day of the coffee morning week in September. The money made over the week helps MacMillan provide cancer services for patients in Devon. See our Facebook page for dates and amounts raised for each event.
In December 2016 we as a team donated lots of lovely goodies and made a wonderful hamper that was raffled to raise funds for our local Hospice in Exeter. We were very well supported by our lovely patients and raised a staggering £220.00.
We will be looking at other ways to support good causes throughout the year so keep checking our ‘Blog’ for our latest events and ways you can help too.
Laura has completed another 5k run for charity in 2017. She was placed 15th out of 1200 runners in the ‘Rainbow Run’, a charity raising funds for children’s’ hospice south west.
Naomi, our lovely orthodontic nurse performed a hair raising skydive and raised a staggering £450.00. Naomi was absolutely petrified before she jumped but was determined to beat her fears and in fact she landed with a smile on her face!
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