Penarth dental team to take on mammoth relay challenge for charity

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A dental team from Penarth is preparing to take on a mammoth 160-mile relay challenge to raise money for charity.

The team from Hickman House Dental Surgery will run from Twickenham Stadium to Cardiff’s Sophia Garden as part of a fundraising effort for Rookwood Hospital. The run will take place on June 9th.

The practice is supporting the hospital after one of their dentists was left paralysed following a motorbike crash. Principal dentist Mark Roach received treatment at the hospital after he was left with severe, life-limiting injuries. The tragedy came just weeks after the practice’s other principal dentist lost their husband to cancer.

Practice manager, Kirsty White, said that the idea of doing the relay came about after the team decided they wanted to do something together. The practice tries to participate in a charity event every year, and this year, it was even more important to raise money for a good cause. The relay will take place over three group and two individual stages with a total of 11 runners. Fellow members of staff will also be supporting the runners as they attempt to complete the 160-mile run.

Before they embark on the run, the team will also be hosting a car treasure hunt with an entry price of £10 per car and some great prizes up for grabs. This will take place on the 1st May.

The team is hoping to raise a total of £2,000 for the hospital.

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