Henry Schein team members become super-heroes for Bridge2Aid
This month Henry’s Angels, a group of volunteers from Henry Schein Dental and Medical in the UK, came together to raise money for Brige2Aid. By dressing up like super-heroes and organising a raffle, they raised money to support the charity’s crucial activities for underserved people in East Africa.
For the past 15 years, Bridge2Aid has been training rural-based health workers in East Africa, providing them with the skills, equipment, and resources needed to offer emergency dental care to their communities.
Current figures show that 70% of East Africa’s population does not have access to basic dental care. The ultimate goal of Bridge2Aid is to provide everyone with access to emergency dental care to have a world free from dental pain.
Henry Schein has been supporting Bridge2Aid for more than 10 years through product donations, volunteer work, maintenance of dental equipment, the renovation of a local Tanzanian school classroom, fundraising, and cooperation with the International College of Dentists’ (ICD) Global Visionary Fund (GVF).
“Our long-term support reflects our commitment to the global dental community that they can rely on us to help advance their mission to providing access to care,” said Patrick Allen, Managing Director of Henry Schein Dental in the UK, Ireland and South Africa.
“It is fantastic to see that we can support Bridge2Aid’s commitment to submit the skills and products needed for local health care providers to be able to treat their own community’s long-term from the business side as well as through our dedicated Team Schein Members.”
The super-hero event was organised by Henry’s Angels, formed in January 2011 by Team Schein Members, who wanted to put together a lasting programme of volunteers wishing to give back to the local community. Henry’s Angels is present in four locations in the UK, one in Ireland, and one in South Africa, and have organised more than 40 projects that have included in excess of 400 volunteers working more than 4,000 hours.
The Angels support at least four projects each year and have already received backing from local companies, hotels, and services. They believe that time is the most valuable commodity they can give, and together they can make a big difference. Henry’s Angels is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hshenrysangels.