Back in October 2016, the team at Beeston Dental Practice and Implant Clinic were moved by the plight of a young dentist in the village of Sargur. She was working without a dental chair so was unable to provide a proper dental service to the local villages. The villages had to travel miles to the government hospital in Mysore, unfortunately the poor couldn't afford to do this so they remained in pain and untreated.
We decided to help the Bangalor Children's Charity to help to raise the funds to provide the dentist with a dental chair so she was able provide a better quality of dentistry to the community by completing a team 40k tandem bike ride around Rutland Reservoir last October.
The team successfully completed the challenge with the majority of us having no training and even one of us had never even ridden a bike before. It was hard work and we got absolutely drenched as it rained for the majority of the day but we completed the route in just fewer than 4 and half hours (including a stop off at the pub of course) on tandem bikes. Click here to see our previous blog to have a laugh at our photos from the day.....
The team were extremely grateful to everyone who sponsored us to help us reach our target for this amazing cause. We managed to raise an amazing amount of £764.25 which has helped fund a brand new dental chair and have recently received some photos from Dr Rena putting it to use. The chair took 3 weeks to install including extra electrical work and new water tanks have been fitted to supply water to the Dental Surgery. Dr Rena has been waiting 7 years for a dental chair and is now able to carry out a full range of dental treatments and provide dental care to a wide range of people. She is also able to provide the villagers with routine and emergency dental care and Oral Health education.
The team are so happy we could help contribute to this amazing cause and are so happy to see the outcome....although some of our Dentists are slightly jealous of Dr Rena's amazing Dental Chair!!!