Our involvement in charitable and community events started when the entire team sat down and thought about what we actually do and want to do. We decided that the small things we do for our clients can make a big difference in some people's lives. So why stop here? Continuing along these lines we looked deeper into what makes our dental clinic different from others. We all do our best to improve our services, to regularly train and educate ourselves, to achieve the best results for the benefit of our customers.
But what is the extra factor that makes us Brightside Dental? Friendliness, understanding, involvement were some of the words that came to our minds during a brainstorm meeting about our mission statement. They all relate to being surrounded by others, to being in a society. So why not giving back to the community that has made us who we are now? That's how the idea of donations every month towards different causes came to us, because a small change can make a big difference.
If you have a cause you support or are particularly passionate about, please let us know and we will do our best to help.
Each quarter at Brightside Dental we decide on a charitable cause to fundraise and support.
Their vision is to have a world where animals are free from suffering. For the past 50 years they have helped animals across the world. In 2017 they helped many areas including elephant sanctuaries in Thailand, homeless dogs in Romania to animals in natural disasters from hurricanes.
If you would like further information, please take a moment to look at their website:
The team at Brightside Dental will be raising money for World Animal Protection by taking part in Colour Obstacle Rush UK event on the 8th June. The event is a 5km obstacle course. If you would like to support the cause, you may make a donation here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BrightsideWAP
This quarter we are supporting British Heart Foundation. Their vision is a world without heart & circulatory diseases and message is to "beat heartbreak forever". They raise money to research cures & treatments for all heart related conditions. 7 million people in the UK live with heart & circulatory diseases and these diseases are responsible for more than a quarter of all deaths. Many children are affected by heart disease, not just adults.
In previous years they have raised over £158 million of which £120 million was spent on life saving research & support for patients. Between now and 2020 they will fund more than half a billion pounds of cardiovascular research to help save lives.
If you would like further information, please take a moment to look at their website: www.bhf.org.uk
This quarter we are supporting Prostate Cancer UK and have raised £469. Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition - to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, their aim is to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
For further information please visit https://prostatecanceruk.org
This quarter we are supporting Rainbow Trust. Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support which they can offer. Today there are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life limiting or life threatening condition who may require palliative care. Many of these children and their families are able to cope or are not in a 'crisis situation'. However, thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day to day basis.
Their support is hugely varied and depends on the needs of the family. Support may include all or some of the following, sibling support, home support, hospital support and bereavement support.
For further information about this charity please at a look at: https://rainbowtrust.org.uk/
On 22nd May, we had a day with a difference at Brightside Dental. We were selected as one of 11 dental practices in the UK to be part of Elvis Presley's dental crown tour.
We had Elvis's original tooth crown at the practice for the day. We had Elvis memorabilia and music, along with Salvis, an Elvis tribute artist who performed live at the practice on the day. We even had a couple come along from Buckinghamshire, who had seen the event in the press.
A great day was had by all, with some of our clients a bit surprised when they walked in to see the team dressed up. As well as a day of fun, the reason for the event was a more serious message - to raise the awareness of mouth cancer and the importance of increased survival rates by early detection.
As part of the day, we carried out free mouth cancer screening for all those who wished to have it undertaken. We were also raising money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation charity and are pleased to say we raised £300. This was achieved by way of donations, a raffle and the selling of cupcakes.
We would like to thank everyone who helped out - those who gave up their time for free, companies who donated raffle prizes and our team members who ensured that the event went so well.Watch the video
Buy1GIVE1 is a social enterprise founded and based in Singapore in 2007 whose aim is to work with small businesses around the world in order to completely transform the way giving has been perceived in the past.
B1G1 moves giving from an ad-hoc, event-driven model to a very specific transaction-based giving model — a world where every transaction gives back and makes a difference.
The system is based on a scheme in which day to day activities can have an enormous impact on someone's life. It actually means that giving would become a habit that won't need any effort to be carried out.
100% of contributions made by B1G1 Businesses partners are passed directly to the Worthy Cause organisations through B1G1 Giving. B1G1 takes nothing from the contributions nor does it receive funds from charities in any way for the services it provides.
The Brightside Dental team started our partnership with B1G1 in January 2012 and since then every month we have contributed to help a variety of causes.
In essence, the way it works is every time one of our clients chooses to undergo one of our hygiene treatments from our Tooth Polishing Menu, they are helping people less fortunate by us making a donation on their behalf.
With each Diamond Polish carried out by Sanaz – our hygienist – 5 children in Nepal will receive school supplies for 1 month and an Indian family would get 5 bricks to help them build a new home. One Pearl Polish will help 5 more children with their monthly school requisite and 3 bricks will be given to a family in India, and every Crystal Polish will enable one child in Nepal to have everything needed for his studies for a month and one brick will be given to the same cause in India.
A small contribution from everyone makes a global difference.
We are proud to work with B1G1 every month and we encourage all our clients to get involved in this life changing experience by giving them the opportunity to choose which cause they would like to help as well.