At Orange Tree Dental we’re always on the look out for ways to raise funds for charity.
In addition to regular prize draws, lucky squares and supporting local charity donations, we love nothing more than a good old challenge!
In February 2016 we swapped the masks and scrubs for walking boots and backpacks as we took on the rolling miles (and miles) of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. To raise money for Sport Relief we tackled the 79 mile route from Hull to Filey – in just 3 days! We are blessed with some truly beautiful countryside in this part of Yorkshire. Fortunately the weather didn’t let us down as we had 3 glorious days of unseasonal sunshine.
With your help we managed to raise over £1300 for all the great causes Sport Relief supports.
In July 2017 we joined forces with Denplan to climb the Welsh Three Peaks. Tim, Alison and Karan battled blisters, rock faces and welsh midges to climb the near 10,000ft of Pen-Y-Fan, Cadair Idris and Mount Snowdon in 1 day! Another very tough challenge but thankfully completed just before the sun set over the stunning Welsh countryside.
With your fantastic support we raised over £800 for Make-a-Wish Foundation who provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences for children with life threatening illnesses.
In November 2017 all staff at the practice attended a dementia training course where we learned more about how dementia affects people, and what we can do as a practice to adapt to help those with the condition. We are proud to now be recognised as a “Dementia Friend”. If you would like to know more about dementia and how we or local services can help please speak to a member of the team.
In February 2018 we were extremely proud to donate supplies including colouring books, crayons and refreshments to the Dementia Cafe at Driffield’s Alfred Bean Hospital. This fantastic service runs on the first Wednesday afternoon of every month and is available to family, carers and those who are affected by dementia. We were able to donate these items thanks to the fantastic fund raising efforts of patients of the practice and the wider community. We held raffles, ran lucky squares, installed charity boxes and even had a name the penguin competition, both at the practice and at the Driffield Christmas Fayre.
June 2018 saw us take on our biggest charity challenge yet as we took on the 24 miles of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. The aim was to scale the 3 highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, totalling an ascent of over 5200 feet, all in under 12 hours! Many blisters, battered toenails, midge bites and sore legs later we managed to complete the challenge in just over 11.5 hours. A very tough day, not least given the blazing heatwave we were experiencing, but everyone made it to the end – in one shape or another!
In September, 4 of the team continued the fund raising for Yorkshire Air Ambulance by running the Hull Marathon in relay. Kerry Robinson, Carol Kennedy, Karen Baker and Charlotte Oxford pounded the pavements and tag-teamed their way across the 24 miles of Hull’s roads. They completed the challenge in 4 hours and 20 minutes – well done ladies!
This year we have raised over £1800 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, thanks to your donations – another fantastic amount! This vital service relies entirely on donations to function and we are proud to be able to help them continue saving lives across the region.