Sunday, 12 February 2012
Planning .. 2 weeks to go...!!
This is the blog about myself any my colleague mark Melbournes charity trip to Uganda. We have spent the weekend preparing for the trip !!! Ordered sun cream , mossie repellant etc & 3 large disposable bags which we can take all the very kindly donated equipment materials etc . The generosity of companies and individuals has been amazing , with one individual donating a thousand pounds. Skegness round table donated a thousand pounds as well which is incredible. Lots of smaller donations have Come in and all the money raised will enable to us treat a lot of Ugandan children , many of whom are orphans . I just read the story in the Lincolnshire press and was shocked to see 3 negative comments from people who had left feedback to the story taking the opportunity to say it was wrong for me to go to Uganda and try to help when people in the uk cannot afford dentistry!! While I empathise with their concerns about the cost of uk dentistry what they shouldn't do is use the fact that children in an underdeveloped part of the world are going to be helped and given pain free dentistry!! If they want to criticise the cost of uk dentistry then maybe they should go to university for 6 years borrow huge sums of money to enable them to be there, set up a practice with over 400k.s worth of essential kit and be governed by some of the most expensive regulations in the developed world whilst doing what is recognised statistically to be one of the most stressful jobs in the uk. But they probably haven't the intelligence to comprehend that.