Angus Dentists Clocking Up The Miles For Oral Cancer Charity

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Two dentists from Angus have been training hard to complete two cycling challenges in order to raise awareness of oral cancer.

Andrew Boggon, from the High Street Dental Centre in Montrose and fellow dentist, Bob Thomson from Brechin’s R & P.M Thomson, have teamed up to complete two gruelling cycle routes in aid of the Ben Walton Trust, which campaigns to raise awareness of oral cancer. The trust is named after Ben Walton, who lost his life to mouth cancer at the age of 22 years old. The charity was set up by Ben’s father, Mike.

The first challenge took place on Sunday 4th May and the duo is now gearing up for the second ride, which is scheduled for Sunday 11th May. The first route, the Loch Ness Etape, is 67 miles long and starts and finishes in Inverness, with a loop around Loch Ness. The second ride is the Etape Caledonia, which kicks off in Pitlochry and incorporates steep hills and rugged terrain. The route is more than 80 miles in total.

The pair decided to raise money for the Ben Walton Trust after meeting Mike Walton at a local dental event. Ben was a student at AberdeenUniversity and was incredibly young when he lost his life to cancer in 1996. His father has been campaigning since his death to try and make people more aware of mouth cancer.

Bob and Andrew have already received generous donations from patients and colleagues and are looking to raise even more money after the completion of the second cycle challenge. Any donations are warmly welcomed and anyone who wishes to give to the cause is invited to pop in to either of the practices or visit the team’s Just Giving page.

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