Dental team prepare to scale the heights
A dental practice team are gearing up to really walk the walk on a big challenge that aims to pull in thousands of pounds for a local cancer charity.
Every year, the staff at Imogen Dental aim to make a difference to a deserving cause, and in 2017, they have set their sights on raising funds for, and awareness of, Ark Cancer Centre Charity.
The Imogen Dental team, which has practices in Kingsclere and Benson, in Oxfordshire, will be walking up Mount Snowden in a sponsored challenge on May 20 – and their goal is to raise £3,000 for the charity’s appeal which is helping to fund a unique local cancer treatment centre in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area, which includes Kingsclere.
Dr Neel Tank founded Imogen Dental in 2005 and he and his wife Laura are proud to have now developed two dental practices where the dedicated teams provide very high standards of patient care.
Dr Tank said: “Each year, we aim to fundraise for a deserving cause which will benefit our local community, involve friends and family, and invite patients to join us as a team to hopefully make a difference for not only those fighting cancer but to add our support to the families involved.
“Some of our members of staff have been directly affected by the loss of loved ones and understand the need for the cancer treatment centre that Ark Cancer Centre Charity is helping to fund.”
Dr Tank added: “Part of our commitment to our patients is to detect early signs and symptoms of oral and facial cancer, and making our patients aware of the lifestyle links which attribute to the disease, or actions they can take to prevent the likeliness of such an occurrence.”
In a bid to maximise the amount of funds they can raise, the Imogen Dental team – which consists of Neel Tank, Laura Tank, Norma Watson, Jane Gardner, Adele Marietti, Rikesh Patel, Kashif Hafeez, Kim Willis, Rebecca Cruddace, Elizabeth Thomas, Orla Quinn, Rebecca Canning and Suzan Al-Ali – will be fundraising through The Good Exchange.
This fundraising portal is supported by the match-funding Greenham Common Trust, meaning that whatever the team raises will be doubled. Collection buckets will also be available in the dental practices.
Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, said: “The charity is very grateful to the Imogen Dental team for this great show of support, and we hope they receive plenty of local support as they rise to this challenge and strive to reach their fundraising goal.”
To sponsor the Imogen Dental team through The Good Exchange, please go to www.imogendental.co.uk/charity.html and click on the donate button.