Hygienist’s run to raise cash to fund charity mission

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A DENTAL hygienist is swapping molars for miles to raise cash to fund a charity trip.

Wendy Evans, from Stubbington, is running the Reading half-marathon tomorrow to fund a trip to Morocco with charity Dentaid, so that she can use her skills as a dental hygienist to help children in need.

Wendy, a dental hygienist at Lockswood Dental Practice, in Locks Heath, said she needs to raise £1,300 so she can go on Dentaid’s next mission to Morocco.

Wendy said: ‘I’ve been doing my job for 20 years and I wanted to give something back to a good cause. It’s something I’ve thought about doing for a long time, this will give me that opportunity.’

Dentaid is a UK charity that supports around 260 projects in over 60 countries.

Wendy said: ‘Dental problems are an issue worldwide. Dentaid ask for volunteers to give up their time. In all, I’ll be out there eight days, reaching people who haven’t got access to dental care.’

To make a donation go to mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/wendyevans2