Back in October last year, the team at Beeston Dental Practice 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.
Last October, the BDP 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 are happy to inform you all that we managed to raise an amazing amount of £764.25 which has helped fund a brand new dental chair!
We will continue to keep you updated with the young dentists progress so far and how she is getting on with her brand new dental chair!!