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Posted on in Charity
Dr Paul Sherrard in Fell Hell charity run

 

 Dr Paul Sherrard is set to take on a gruelling challenge in a bid to raise money for his next charity mission to Africa.

 Dr Sherrard, principal dentist at Moreton Dental Care, is in training for the 10k Fell Hell event held on the slopes of Moel Famau on Sunday, November 16.

 The money he raises will go towards buying the dental equipment he needs for his two-week trip to Uganda next summer where he hopes to relieve the toothache of hundreds of poverty-stricken villagers.

 It will be the third trip he has undertaken as part of a medical team organised through the Heswall-based charity Rock of Joy which supports schools in deprived areas of the East African country.

 Dr Sherrard has to take all the dental equipment he needs with him in a suitcase.  As well as meeting the huge demand for tooth extractions, he will also train local medical workers to enable them to continue offering dental care and preventive advice.

 On a previous trip Dr Sherrard extracted 1,200 teeth in 10 days- the tooth decay in some patients was so bad they were suffering from life-threatening infections.

 The villages the medical team will be visiting have no basic facilities like running water and electricity, and do not normally have access to dental or medical treatment.

Please follow the link below to sponsor Dr Sherrard.

https://my.give.net/sherrardfellrun

 

 

Posted on in Awards
Practice on shortlists for top awards

Staff at Moreton Dental Care are delighted to announce the practice is in the running for not one, not two, but THREE prestigious awards.

The awards, open to dental practices throughout the UK, are designed to recognise excellence in dentistry and to highlight those practices going the extra mile to provide a high calibre patient experience.

The practice is in the final seven for Best Practice-North West in the Dentistry Awards, and on the shortlist for Practice of the Year-North and Best Charity/Community Project in the Private Dentistry Awards.

The finals will take place later this year in Leicester and London.

 Dr Paul Sherrard, principal dentist at Moreton Dental Care, said: “I am delighted we have got so far in these competitions. This is recognition for the tremendous hard work everyone puts in to the running of the practice. I am very proud of all the team.”

Posted on in Charity
Stacey’s success in Tough Mudder event.

A big cheer for our intrepid practice manager Stacey Collins who raised more than £1,600 by completing the Tough Mudder challenge this month.

Stacey decided to tackle the muddy12-mile obstacle course for charity in memory of former patient Nick Pope who died of lung cancer earlier this year.

The money donated by patients, staff and friends, will go to the Liverpool-based Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Stacey, 32, said: “I have been amazed at everyone’s support and generosity. Donations are still coming in!”

The Tough Mudder course at Chomondley Castle, Cheshire, consisted of 25 obstacles involving ice, water, electricity and fire, and was designed by the UK’s Special Forces.

Posted on in Charity
Stacey Collins takes on Tough Mudder for charity

Dental Practice manager Stacey Collins is set to push her endurance to the limit when she takes on an extreme physical challenge for charity in memory of a former patient this weekend. 

The 32 year old aims to complete the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Cholmondley Castle in Cheshire on Sunday (Sept 14) in tribute to lung cancer sufferer Nick Pope, who was inspirational in his positive approach to dealing with the disease.

Stacey, a mother of two from Oxton, is hoping the size month of bootcamp style training she has undertaken will equip her to tackle the 12 mile course of 24 obstacles designed by the UK's Special Forces. 

Crawling through mud and ice, and dodging live electric cables and fire are just some of the extreme challenges she will have to tackle to realise her dream of raising £1000 for the Roy Castle Lung Foundation. 

Nick died in February, aged 59, after a courageous battle against the disease. He not only raise more than £19,000 for the Roy Castle charity, but also raised awareness of the disease, by appearing in a series of television documentaries. 

The charity presented him with the "Most Inspirational Person of the Year" national award last year to mark his achievements. 

Nick, who was born in West Kirby, was a popular patient at Moreton Dental Care where he was a regular visitor, and before he died Stacey promised to raise money for his favourite charity by entering the Tough Mudder event. 

Said Stacey: "Nick was such a lovely friendly man with a great sense of humour. He was always full of fun and good cheer even when he was very ill."

"I am delighted to be doing something to support his favourite charity, although the event itself is going to be a real personal challenge for me."

Nick's widow Sue, who will be supporting Stacey at the Tough Mudder event on Sunday, is continuing to fundraise for the foundation with her family. 

They are holding a charity dinner at Wallasey Golf Club on Friday, September 19. Nick, a keen golfer, was a member at Wallasey for many years and was awarded the much-coveted Bobby Jones green jacket by the club in 2012 for being a player of "special merit". 

Posted on in Events
Dental care can be fun

A trip to the dentist might be at the top of every child's wish list, but Wirral youngsters gave the thumbs up after visiting an action-packed fun day at their local practice.

More than 100 excited youngsters, from toddlers to teenagers, got their teeth into a wide range of games and quizzes, all with an oral health theme, and came away with bags of goodies and prizes. 

Dentists at Moreton Dental Care, with support from Wirral Community NHS Trust, laid on the four-hour session of free entertainment with the aim of encouraging youngsters to look after their teeth from an early age. 

The move came after national reports last month highlighted that tooth decay is by the biggest reason why primary school children are admitted to hospital.

NHS data states that almost 26,000 children in England aged between five and nine were hospitalised for multiple tooth extractions in 2013-14 - almost 500 a week.

Youngsters visiting the day saw puppets demonstrate tooth cleaning, listened to dentists explaining how teeth decay, and learned about healthy eating by trying sugar-free snacks. They could also dress up as the dentist, have their faces painted and take part in competitions.

James Duckers, operational team leader with Wirral Community NHS Trust, praised the Moreton Dental team for doing a good job. "From our point of view any way we can encourage people to be a bit less resistant to getting their teeth checked and looking after the whole body has got to be a good thing. Advice like this can break down some of those barriers." said Mr Duckers.

Steve Williams, Wirral Councillor for Moreton West and Saughall Massie, described the fun day as "fantastic" and said the local authority listed promoting good oral health and tackling obecity as a top priority in its child welfare role in the borough. Wirral councillors Anita Leech and Trina Johnson also lent support by joining in the activities. 

Principal dentist Paul Sherrard was delighted with the turnout on the day. Dr Sherrard said: "We've had an amazing response from the local community. We wanted youngsters to pick up a few health tips and have a bit of fun too, and judging by the number of children who turned up I think we achieved that."

 

He praised dental staff for their weeks of hard work planning the event, and local firms and dental companies, including DenPlan, who donated prizes and dental products.

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