A TEAM from a Newbury dental practice will continue its charity fundraising initiatives in May with a sponsored walk, as part of celebrations to mark the surgery’s 20th anniversary.
On May 17, two dentists, three nurses and two receptionists – plus three dogs – from Cousins Dental Practice, in Bartholomew Street, will stride out for around 14 miles along the Lambourn Valley Way, via Speen, Boxford, Bagnor and Wickham, to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
“We have chosen to support the Alzheimer’s Society this year as we are increasingly aware of this disease in our work and family lives,” said Jane Cameron, a spokeswoman for the practice.
The surgery had previously chosen to support other charities with particular relevance to the practice, such as diabetes UK.
“We have a nurse who is diabetic and many patients,” said Ms Cameron.
“We supported the British Heart Foundation in memory of [a colleague’s] cousin who died of a heart attack at a young age.
The air ambulance rescued the receptionist’s daughter after a road traffic accident, while Newbury District Cancer Care supported a good friend of Ms Cameron, who had terminal cancer.
The practice also supported “Cancer Research UK for its research helping the many people we know that have been affected by cancer,” added Ms Cameron.
A celebratory stop for lunch is planned along the route.
To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/CousinsDentalWalk or text COUS88 with the donation amount to 70070.
Alternatively, donations can be made at Cousins Dental Practice, 110 Bartholomew Street.