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Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Smile Style Fundraising

Team Smile Style’s challenge is to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks – 40KM, 5200ft of ascent and all within 12 hours. We will be raising money for the charity the Dental Mavericks

We will be doing this on July 23rd so hopefully we will not need to wear these silly hats wink emoticon

You can donate with this link and all money raised goes directly to‪ #‎DentalMavericks‬

http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/SmileStyleYorkshire3peakchallenge

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Richard Howarth Speaks Out

Dental Mavericks’ Trustee Richard Howarth Speaks Out About His Illness And Zest For Life At A Recent Fundraising Event

At the age of 13 I knew I wanted to be a dentist.

In 2001 I started to get numbness in my right hand and pain up to the point where I couldn’t work, and my carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive strain from doing dentistry to my patients.

I had to face the prospect of not being a dentist and it’s when somebody takes something away from you, you suddenly put more value on it. You suddenly realise how important that thing is to you. And that’s what happened to me.

I went for a year following surgery of pain free dentistry for my patients and painful dentistry for me!

And I think we can all look at our lives and look at a point in our lives and say “we’re grateful for that”.

Dentistry has given me a very good life. I’ve met some great people and I’ve had some amazing adventures that I would never dream that I would do, including sailing round Anglesey, but more importantly going to Morocco, way out of Richards comfort zone.

So you are here for a reason, you’re here because you are supporting Dental Mavericks, so please think about your lives, think about what you’re grateful for and help us to help these kids so that they’re grateful for the dental health that we can give them.

Dig deep.

We need you to volunteer. If you’ve got 2 or 3 days and you want to come out to Morocco, come and see us, we’d love to take you out there and you can then get involved as well. If you haven’t got the time, raise some money for us or dig really deep tonight and give us some money.

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