Miles for Smiles
Sign up for Miles for Smiles and raise funds for Dentaid The Dental Charity
Dentsply Sirona and Dentaid The Dental Charity are inviting walkers to put their best feet forward and sign up for this year’s Miles for Smiles.
The event on Friday June 30 will see walkers completing 27,400 steps through beautiful scenery from Old Windsor to Weybridge in Surrey or around Bronte country in Haworth, West Yorkshire.
This is the second Miles for Smiles event after last year’s walks in London and Manchester raised £5581. All the funds go to support Dentaid The Dental Charity’s work providing outreach dental care for people experiencing homelessness and other hard-to-reach groups.
“When Dentsply Sirona visited one of the mobile dental units in Hastings last year, we saw first-hand the amazing work that Dentaid The Dental Charity provides for the homeless community. It ignited the passion for 2023 to ensure that Miles for Smiles was even bigger and better than before.” said Ian Huggett, digital marketing executive at Dentsply Sirona.
“We are delighted to be organising this event for our colleagues, friends, family members, business partners and the wider dental community to help give a smile back to those in need. Miles for Smiles is a brilliant opportunity for team building and having lots of fun.
“We had a great time on the Miles for Smiles walk, while raising money for a good cause, getting us all moving, doing some sightseeing with great company. The team really had a great day and made some fun memories.”
The event is open to anyone and is an inclusive dental community event through rural scenic routes. No sponsorship is required but there’s a £27.40 participation fee – all of which goes to Dentaid – and the opportunity to make a further donation to the charity.
Walkers can sign up individually or as a team and free coach travel is provided to the start point for those taking part in the Windsor walk.
Pete Burch fundraising manager for Dentaid The Dental Charity who took part in last year’s walk said: “We are delighted that Dentsply Sirona have decided to fundraise for us again. Last year’s event was a really enjoyable day, made even more special by the fact it was the first time we’d been part of a large group fundraising event since the pandemic. All the proceeds enable us to provide dental care for our most under-served communities which can have a huge impact on our patients’ lives.”
To sign up for Miles For Smiles visit https://shorturl.at/dtx16
Dentsply Sirona has also generously provided thousands of pounds of equipment to Dentaid The Dental Charity including five Cavitron sonic scalers and 25 tips which will be used on the charity’s mobile units.
“This donation will allow us to offer a greater range of treatments that will really improve our patients’ self-confidence,” said UK clinics manager Sarah Hutchins. “We’re always looking at ways to offer our vulnerable patients more and this donation will make a huge difference. The equipment was presented to Peter, Freya and Sarah at one of Dentaid The Dental Charity’s clinics for people experiencing homelessness in Portsmouth.