Ken Finlayson

Ken's Kilimanjaro page

Fundraising for Dentaid
£55,972
raised of £55,000 target
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In memory of Kimberley Finlayson
Dentaid

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We raise funds to provide safe dental care to improve access to dentistry

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My wonderful wife, Kimberley Finlayson, was one of the first people to lose her life to covid in March 2020. We had 30 fabulous years together. Kimberley and I spent our lives building FMC into dentistry’s major communications company and she was very committed to charity projects related to the profession and organised multiple fundraising activities.

In her memory, Tim Molony and I are climbing Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, in an effort to raise enough funds to help Dentaid buy a new mobile dental clinic to help less fortunate people of the UK gain urgent dental care. Please support my climb in February and help get this invaluable service on the road.

Dentaid’s mobile dental units visit night shelters and day centres with volunteer dental professionals providing treatment and oral health advice. They also provide this service for refugees, people living with drug and alcohol addiction and other communities who often struggle to see a dentist. After receiving treatment, patients say they feel more confident and the fact they are out of pain helps them to access recovery programmes, seek employment opportunities and move on to a new phase in their lives.  

Dentaid runs clinics in the north west, north east and the south of England and the demand for services is busier than ever. In 2022 they ran more than 180 dental outreach clinics and with a new mobile dental unit they can increase that to 300 clinics in 2022.

Please support our climb. I’m hoping that you can pledge as much as you can to help get the new UK van on the road as soon as possible. 

Many thanks,

Ken 

About the charity

Dentaid

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Dentaid The Dental Charity provides free dental care and oral health advice for vulnerable adults and children from under-served communities in the UK. We also support dentistry overseas, by running dental clinics and oral health programmes in remote communities

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£55,971.17
+ £5,521.25 Gift Aid
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£55,971.17
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