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Charity

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Uganda  Charity Trip

These are some of the latest photographs sent by our principal dentist Dr Paul Sherrard from his charity trip to East Africa where he is spending two weeks helping meet a desperate need for dentistry.

He is treating hundreds of tooth ache sufferers, many of whom will have not seen a dentist before in their isolated communities in Uganda.

This week he is south of the equator near Masaka working with a team of British and local doctors and nurses, setting up temporary clinics in remote and impoverished villages

Dr Sherrard is extremely grateful for the huge support he has received from his patients at Moreton Dental Care and other well-wishers who donated more than £2,000 to help fund the trip which has been organised through the Parish of Heswall Churches.

It is the third time he has worked in Uganda. On each of the previous trips he extracted more than 1,000 teeth. The tooth-decay was so bad in some patients they were suffering from life-threatening infections.

A team of 27 teenagers from Heswall Youth Fellowship are also on the Uganda mission. They are spending time working in schools, running holiday clubs and offering support in the local communities, as well as helping to spread the message about good oral hygiene.

Said Dr Sherrard: “It’s a huge privilege to have the opportunity to take part in this mission, and I’m very touched by all the support I have received from so many people.”

The trip is organised by the Rock of Joy Trust which was established to support schools and communities in Uganda after initial visits from Heswall medics and churchgoers back in 2007.

Since then volunteers from the UK have been back annually to work towards their goals of establishing clean water supplies, building new schools, sponsoring teachers and attending to the medical needs of the community.

 

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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

 

 

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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.

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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". 

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