Dental care in developing world

By Kelly Haggett on 27 February 2014

Dental charity Bridge2Aid - an organisation close to our hearts - was recently the victim of cheque fraud.

The charity trains "rural-based health workers in developing countries, providing them with the skills, equipment and resources they will need to provide emergency dental care in a world where a shocking 75% of the population currently do not have access to a dentist".

Following the fraud in its home base of Tanzania - and a huge drop in donations from a corporate sponsor - the charity is facing a crisis. It needs to raise at least £50,000 by the end of March to stay in business. To find out more, and to donate, visit

In August, I’ll be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Bridge2Aid. Watch this space to find out how you can sponsor me.

Dancing queen

I'll be taking part in Heart Your Smile charity speed mentoring sessions at the Dentistry Show held at Birmingham NEC this weekend.

Heart Your Smile aims to change the public perception of dentistry and increase attendance at surgeries.

I'll also be helping to man the charity's stand at the show. And I'll be the first on the dance floor - and last to leave - at Heart Your Smile's Big Heart Party Cirque de Sourire at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Friday night.