Burnley dental nurse prepares for once in a lifetime charity trip to Tanzania

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A dental nurse from Burnley is gearing up for the trip of a lifetime to Tanzania. Stephanie Wilson will travel to the African country as part of a project run by the charity Bridge2Aid.

Stephanie was one of just three Oasis Dental Care employees chosen from more than 350 dental professionals across the country who applied to take part in the Bridge2Aid programme. The 23-year old from Hapton is now raising money for the trip and the first event she has planned is an evening at the Bombay Lounge on the 19th January.

Bridge2Aid focuses on training dental practitioners, as well as providing dental care and treatment, and the aim is to increase the number of trained dental workers and improve access to routine dental care for people living in more remote areas of the country. The charity has made great strides in Tanzania and Stephanie is excited to be a part of the work they do.

During her time in Tanzania, Stephanie will be part of a team of volunteers and she will be assisting dentists much like she does a home in Burnley, although the environment will be very different.

Stephanie said that she is really looking forward to the trip, but she is slightly nervous. She thanked her friends, work colleagues and her parents for their support in helping her plan for the trip and also patients and local businesses who had donated to her fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stephanie-wilson-70.

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