Winchmore Hill Dentist Thrilled With Fundraising Total For Mouth Cancer Charity

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A dentist from Winchmore Hill said that she was overwhelmed by people’s generosity, as she collected money for an oral cancer charity.

Amira Mathew, who works as a dentist in Kent, decided to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation after her mother successfully battled the disease; Amira set about fundraising in preparation for the charity’s 10km awareness walk in Hyde Park and she was stunned with the final total. Amira raised £2,386 for the foundation, which represented 5 per cent of the total raised by those taking part in the walk.

Amira said she was completely shocked when the final sum was revealed, as she only signed up to take part in the awareness walk three weeks before, but she was determined to get people talking about mouth cancer and used various social media channels to spread the word and encourage people to donate to the cause.

She was determined to do the 10km walk to help those affected by mouth cancer; her mother, Pratima, was diagnosed with the disease and fought a hard battle and Amira said she is hugely proud of her mother. At one stage, the prognosis was poor, but Pratima battled the illness and is now doing well.

Amira also wanted to make others aware of the disease, which is becoming increasingly prevalent; as a dental professional, it is a cause close to her heart and she was delighted with the response from patients, colleagues and the general public during her fundraising efforts. She is urging others to take part in next year’s walk.

Dr Vinod Joshi, founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation, said that the 10kn awareness walk proved to be a great success yet again and thanked everyone for their amazing efforts to raise money for the charity.

Amira has now won a course of facial treatments in recognition of her amazing total.

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