The Dentist Magazine.

Dental charities launch joint fundraising appeal

Published: 23/10/2017

Leading dental charities Bridge2Aid and Dentaid have launched a joint fundraising campaign to ensure more vulnerable people around the world can access dental care.

The two charities have embarked on a 12-month fundraising initiative called ‘Together Dental’ that will help both organisations expand their work and enable more people to access the dental treatment they so desperately need – both in the UK and abroad.

Dentaid CEO Andy Evans said, “This campaign is about two like-minded charities that are passionate about ending dental pain working together to have even greater impact. We are jointly appealing to the UK dental community to help us reach more people who are suffering dental pain.  It is not acceptable that 4 billion people around the globe have toothache and that people are needlessly dying of infections caused by inadequate access to safe dental treatment. This joint appeal is about ending pain and fighting for change.”

Over the next year there will be a programme of joint fundraising events and opportunities for individuals and businesses to donate and make a difference.  All the money raised in the Together Dental appeal will be shared equally between Bridge2Aid and Dentaid. 

This will enable Bridge2Aid to increase its programmes training rural health workers in East Africa and Dentaid to expand its work supporting dentists around the world while providing emergency care for refugees and people in the UK who find it hard to access dental treatment.  Both charities will continue to run their popular volunteering programmes offering UK dental professionals the chance to use their skills overseas.

“This is a really exciting time for Bridge2Aid and Dentaid”, said Shaenna Lougnane, Bridge2Aid CEO. “We understand and respect the work that each other is doing and we are both working to make a sustainable difference to people’s lives and the communities in which they are living. Both charities believe that together we are stronger and together we will leave no one behind.”

To find out more visit www.togetherdental.org

To donate to the appeal visit https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/togetherdental/donate