Melton dental team dons hiking boots to raise money for charity
A dental team from Melton donned their hiking boots and completed a 9-mile trek to raise money for charity recently.
Staff from Bupa Dental Care walked from Melton to Burrough-on-the-Hill to celebrate the end of 2018’s Mouth Cancer Action Month. The team took on the challenge to raise cash for the Oral Health Foundation, the charity, which runs the annual campaign.
The trek was designed to raise funds, but also, and perhaps more importantly, to raise awareness of mouth cancer. Practice manager, Joanne Mackenzie, said that the team was eager to support the Oral Health Foundation and the work it does to increase awareness of oral cancer.
Mouth Cancer Action Month takes place every November, and the aim is to get people talking about mouth cancer, to encourage more people to see their dentists for regular check-ups and to urge patients to be mindful of the symptoms and signs of this deadly disease. Mouth cancer rates have soared in the UK, with the number of cases almost doubling in the last ten years.
The practice raised more than £400 and the charity walk was a great way to spend time together, complete something as a team and support a really worthy cause.