Day: November 9, 2021 (page 1 of 1)

All smiles for Dunbar girl after scooping national charity prize

A young girl from Scotland has been named by the Oral Health Foundation as the youngest winner of this year’s Nominate a Smile competition. The competition, which ran as part of the charity’s National Smile Month campaign (17 May – 17 June), aimed to find hidden heroes in communities up and down the UK.
Ten-year-old Libby lives in Dunbar Scotland with her dad, a security guard at a local power station, her mum, a dental nurse, and her little brother Myles, aged seven.  She was nominated by her mother for her infectious smile and dedication to her horse riding.

Libby is hooked on horse riding and has been volunteering at our local riding school for almost a year now.  In her nomination, Libby’s mother Karen, says: “Every single Saturday she goes down and works so hard between 9am-5pm helping to clean out barns, manage the horses, groom and feed them and help out during riding lessons. She then gets back up the next day to g…
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Moveit4Smiles Bla Bheinn

This September, Moveit4smiles will be taking on one of the most magnificent mountains in Britain – Bla Bheinn.
We’ll be walking one of the most spectacular hikes on the Isle of Skye, if not all of Scotland! Our walk will be 8km (5 mile) with an ascent of 990m.
This mammoth task will be taken on in the name of Mouth Cancer Action and to raise awareness of the importance of British children having the HPV vaccine.

Why Mouth Cancer Action
The number of brave people losing their life to mouth cancer is increasing. Latest figures show that within 12 months, more than 2,300 people in the United Kingdom, 23,000 in Europe and 145,000 worldwide, have passed away because of mouth cancer.    
Those been diagnosed has increased by more than a third in the last decade and this is predicted to rise further over the coming years to come.
Mouth cancer is a devastating disease. Those diagnosed can often suffer from problems with breathing, swallowing, drinking and eating. Speech …

Bristol Oral Health Promotion Team for Mouth Cancer Action

We are a team of oral health improvement practitioners who work within the community dental service improving oral health offering training, support and advice Oral Cancer is one of the leading cancers in the uk.. Around 8000 people are diagnosed per year. A huge percentage of those cases could be prevented with earlier detection .. it is our mission spread awareness.
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