2 Oct 2014

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section

We ran, clambered, and swam our way through some of the most beautiful parts of Cardiff. We surfed the white water rapids, were faxed through rolls of car tyres, and after the excpected 10km of running and obstacles, we were greeted with a “surprise” of an additional 4km including obstacles, before finally conquering the 8ft wall!

One of the most rewarding aspects of taking part in this challenge was working as a team. As (pre) dental professionals, we have an understanding of the value of communication, support and problem solving as a team in dental practice – and this challenge was no exception. Not only was there a strong teamwork ethic within our team, it felt like EVERY participant in the event was working together, by helping others over obstacles, providing words of encouragement for those struggling and celebrating everyone’s victory!

I feel extremely proud to have been a part of such a fantastic team and now have a greater appreciation for the value of good teamwork. We would like to thank our friends and family who generously donated to our page and we hope the money raised will go to good use – especially in supporting the upcoming Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Best Wishes
Kelly Lloyd
(& Jenna Harvey, Niall Henderson, Ellery Turner, Dan Quiney & Stuart Law)

Read the story: Only the fittest will survive

Survival of the fittest after finish


Oral Health Foundation

The Oral Health Foundation is a charity that works to improve oral health by providing education, advice, and support to millions of people every year, changing lives for the better. Our mission is to support others in achieving a healthier life through better oral health. Our vision is to live in a world where everybody has a healthy mouth and is free of dental disease. Poor oral health can have a harmful and devastating effect on a person’s life – both for their physical health and mental wellbeing. We are determined to help more people achieve good oral health and have a better quality of life. Sadly, oral disease remains common, across the life course. We are taking the challenge to reduce the harm caused by poor oral health and the responsibility to create a healthier future for everybody. We do this because we believe that everybody deserves to have good oral health. To make sure this happens, by 2024, we will:

    • Work towards decreasing the prevalence of oral disease across communities.
    • Increase the number of people accessing our help and information services.
    • Diversify our range of resources to reach more communities.
    • Successfully campaign for policies which help people achieve healthier lives.
    • Generate new and nurture existing income streams that enable us to deliver our charitable objectives.

We are going to achieve success by:

    • Running awareness campaigns like National Smile Month and Mouth Cancer Action Month.
    • Giving anybody who needs it direct support through our Dental Helpline.
    • Influencing policy on subjects like dental access, sugar, and tobacco.
    • Providing consumer advice on oral health care products and working alongside manufacturers to make sure products do what they claim to do.
    • Creating resources and information that communicates positive oral health messages.
    • Working alongside others who share our passion for health and wellbeing.

To find out more about us, visit our website at https://www.dentalhealth.org/

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