Charity & Community
30th September 2013
Well done to our Hygienist Sally Cope who took part in the ‘big Butterwick bike ride’ at the weekend, cycling 26 miles around Stockton and the surrounding areas to raise money for the charity.
25th July 2013
We have received a lovely letter from the people at Circus Starr to thank us for our donation towards their Spring Tour.
The organisation put’s smiles on the faces of more than 1000 disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable children in the community every year. To find out more about Circus Starr visit, http://www.circus-starr.org.uk/
20th June 2013
The 165 Red House School pupils ranging from nursery to year three attended the assembly ran by Dr Ian Lane of Queensway Dental Clinic, in order to find out more about dental hygiene and keeping little teeth clean in a fun, engaging way.
The assembly occurred in the final week of National Smiles Month, which aims to raise awareness of easy ways to look after oral health at all ages.
The 20 minute assembly included information on the importance of happy, small teeth, what sugar can do to teeth, what foods are health or unhealthy, why we need healthy teeth and how to take care of teeth. The talk finished with a fun quiz for each class. Representatives from each class were presented with a goody bag.
Dr Ian Lane commented: “Throughout the year we work with the community to increase their knowledge of maintaining good oral health. National Smiles Month presents us with the opportunity to step up this activity through different events, such as the visit to Red House School.
“We had a great time at the school, teaching the children the importance of clean teeth and eating healthy foods with the odd treat on special occasions. The pupils were very responsive and enthusiastic, learning all about good oral health and what will happen if they don’t look after their teeth. We hope they took this new knowledge away with them and applied it at home.”
Miss Everington, Headmistress Nursery and Infant School said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the assembly by Dr Lane and were fascinated with how much sugar could be found in products like tomato ketchup. They have remembered the important facts about keeping their teeth clean and healthy, and one child has even asked for an egg timer for his birthday next week so he can time himself brushing his teeth for two minutes twice a day!”
17th June 2013
The games saw us dressing up at chickens to collect eggs from mother hen, get wet in the foamy washing machine, shooting basketball hoops (which was more difficult that it looked!) and looking for ducks in a rubber dinghy.
It really was great fun and was good to support a local charity ‘The Billingham Legacy Foundation’.
It was also a good chance for us to promote the important oral health messages of National Smile Month to the families who came along to cheer all of the teams on.
23rd May 2013
On Sunday 12th May Dr Ian Lane and his team mates cycled the Fred Whitton Challenge and raised over £10,000 for the Dave Raynor Fund. The fund is in memory of the late Dave Rayner to assist ambitious riders, like Dave, to make a successful pro-career.
The Fred Whitton Challenge saw the riders travel 112 miles around the Lakes and vertical climbing 12.500 feet all in one day.
Ian managed top place of 86th out of 1750 starters. Well done!