Smile Together, the new name in dental care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has raised over £1,000 for the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent by holding enough bake sales to keep Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood busy for another full series (BBC or Channel 4).
CLIC Sargent is probably the UK’s highest profile children’s cancer charity and carry out an incredible range of work in the UK. Most recently the charity has helped Smile Together staff member Claire Hoskin whose son Charlie was diagnosed with 2 types of Lymphoma both at stage four. His treatment lasted nine gruelling months during which time CLIC Sargent become central to the lives of the family.
Not only did the charity help on an emotional level, but they also helped physically by assigning nurses, care workers and play therapists while also providing essential hospital accommodation for the wider family. In addition, CLIC Sargent provided a £200 grant to cover travel expenses which helped to reduce some financial pressure on the family.
Smile Together, previously known as the PCH Dental CIC, recently rebranded to greater reflect its commitment to healthier, happier communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. As one of only two employee-owned dental community interest companies in the UK, they offer services to both NHS and private patients in Bodmin, Camborne, Falmouth, Helston, Isles of Scilly, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, Saltash, St Austell and Truro through their West Country Dental Care and Brighter Dental brands.
Paul Critchley, Managing Director at Smile Together commented: “Clearly this has been an initiative that has been very close to us. I would like to thank all of our staff for the tremendous fundraising effort they have made for a charity that has provided incredible support for Charlie and his family.”