Posted on November 11, 2011

Bridge2Aid raise £3000 at the 2011 BDTA Showcase

Bridge2Aid (B2A) gathered over 550 friends and supporters of the charity together at this years’ BDTA Dental Showcase for their Party and Casino night and are delighted to have raised over £3000 towards emergency dental care in Tanzania.

The event held at the Birmingham NEC Hilton Metropole kicked off with a welcome drink, two course buffet dinner, live band, DJ and gambling Vegas style in the Casino, with all proceeds from the sale of tickets and the activities during the party going towards B2A work in Tanzania.

With the majority of guests made up of dental trade, everyone was keen to unwind after a hard 2 days on their stands, but the band kept the dance floor busy and competition on the casino tables was tough!

Many thanks to all who attended and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year. With a much smaller event in London for 2012, people will need to get their tickets early. The Bash will be back at the Metropole in 2013 – bigger and better!!

Keep visiting www.bridge2aid.org for further information regarding next years BDTA show.

ENDS

Editors Notes
Bridge2Aid is a dental and development charity working in East Africa.

75% of the world’s population have no access to a dentist, leaving billions to face a daily battle with dental pain in the toughest of life circumstances.

Bridge2Aid is working to address this terrifying problem, by working to provide access to dental pain relief for the millions of people suffering in the developing world. Bridge2Aid is the UK’s fastest growing UK dental charity working in developing nations.

In Tanzania, since 2002, Bridge2Aid has worked tirelessly to increase access to pain relief. Focussing on sustainability, and empowering local people to improve their own lives over the long term, Bridge2Aid has trained over 170 local health workers in emergency dentistry, and now train 50 health workers each year. This training has not only directly treated tens of thousands of people but has also extended access to emergency dentistry services to people living in the rural areas. An estimated 1.7 million people now live within reach of someone who can help them when they have dental pain.

Bridge2Aid has also established a long term development programme with the disabled and People Affected by Leprosy at Bukumbi Care Centre.

Further information/pictures/comment available from:
Shaenna Loughnane, B2A UK Manager, shaenna@bridge2aid.org
Or contact Mark Topley, B2A Chief Exec 0845 0047559, mark@bridge2aid.org

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