Thornhill Dental Midnight Walk
On Friday 4th October 2019, Team TD hosted and took part in Thornhill Dental’s Midnight Walk to raise awareness and funds for two mental health charities; Andy’s Man Club and Leeds Mind. These two charities were chosen as they hold a special place in the hearts of many here at Thornhill Dental.
A total of 24 walkers took part in the event which consisted of; members of the Thornhill Dental team, friends, family and patients.
The aim of the charity 10km walk from Thornhill Dental to Emley Moor Mast was not only to raise funds for two extremely worthy charities but more importantly, to help spread some very important messages; mental health matters and ‘it’s okay to talk’.
We are pleased to announce following a successful evening, we raised a grand total of £1426.58 for Andy’s Man Club and Leeds Mind.
A huge thank you to everybody for their support in this event!
Andy’s Pedal for Pounds 10
In April 2019, Practice Manager, Andy Tattersfield took part in Huddersfield Town’s Pedal for Pounds 10.
The tough 4-day cycling event saw Andy and approximately 200 cyclists cycle a total of 530km starting in Zeebrugge, Belgium, going through the Netherlands and all the way back to Huddersfield.
We’re pleased to announce that Andy raised a grand total of £1669.25! A huge, huge thank you to every single person who sponsored Andrew or any other cyclists who took part in the event.
Jennifer’s Great North Run
On 8th September 2019, Jennifer took part in the world’s largest half marathon, The Great North Run.
Jennifer raised money for Kirkwood Hospice, a charity which has a very special place in Jennifer and her families’ hearts and raised a grand total of £520.10. Many congratulations Jennifer!
Gill’s Aspire Swimming Challenge
Gill explains ‘Every four hours someone is paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury and Aspire provides the essential equipment, advice and housing that spinal cord injured people need to live their lives independently.’
The Big Sleepout 2019
On Friday 8th March 2019, Team TD took part in The Big Sleep Out 2019.
In the UK there are around 320,000 people living on the streets – a number which has risen by 4% in the last year. To try and help make a real difference in the local community and to tackle the issue, the Huddersfield Town Foundation proudly hosted its second Big Sleep Out.
On Friday 8th March 2019, The John Smith’s Stadium opened its doors to raise money for causes supporting homeless people in our local community under the banner of the Town Foundation.
James, Andy T, Karen, Faye, Andy W, Jennifer, Petra and Gaynor from Thornhill Dental braved the outdoors to raise awareness and money for an extremely important cause.
We’re super proud to announce our grand total raised for The Big Sleepout was £1911.10.
The money raised is distributed by The Huddersfield Town Foundation to local charities tackling homelessness. In 2018’s event, the charities included Huddersfield Mission, Batley care and drop-in, Batley Food Bank, Dewsbury Baptist Church, Winter Warmers Mirfield, One Big Family and The Welcome Centre.
We’re thrilled to have been able to support these local charities with the fantastic and vital work they do within our community.
It is a sad fact that many people in the UK do not access regular dental care. Many homeless and vulnerable people aren’t registered with a dentist and live with severe dental pain and infections, often masked by drugs or alcohol.
Furthermore, 40% of children in the UK do not receive regular dental check-ups or oral health education.
In February 2019, Dentaid’s mobile unit was in Kirklees offering free dental care for people suffering with dental pain. Throughout the week, Thornhill Dental’s Graeme, Rana and Jonathan were at Thornhill Lees Community Centre volunteering their help.
A huge thank you to Graeme, Rana and Jonathan for their contributions with Dentaid, it is extremely kind of you all! A big thank you also to Sue Baker for coordinating the event and inviting us!
To find out more about the wonderful work Dentaid do, visit https://www.dentaid.org/our-mission/.
Christmas Foodbank Donations
Every year at Thornhill Dental, instead of sending Christmas cards to each other within the team, we pledge to donate the money we would spend on Christmas cards to charity instead.
In December 2018, we decided to put the money together and to buy some Christmas goodies such as mince pies, Christmas cakes, selection boxes and boxes of chocolates to donate to Batley Food Banks and Huddersfield Welcome Centre.
Batley Food Banks and Huddersfield Welcome Centre are two fantastic local charities who collect and donate food to families who are in crisis.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thanks again to everyone who either baked, attended, donated or supported in any way. We hope that everybody brushed their teeth after the event!
Fans for Foodbanks
As of September 2018, we are delighted to announce we are a collection point for the #FansForFoodbanks initiative!
This fantastic joint initiative between The Huddersfield Town Foundation and The Huddersfield Town Supporters Association https://twitter.com/officialhtsa?lang=en aims to help people within our community who need assistance.
Can’t make it to a Huddersfield Town match? No problem! Our collection point will be accessible in our waiting rooms during opening hours and we will be taking donations along each home match.
For more info on this brilliant initiative, please visit https://www.htafc.com/news/2018/september/bring-your-foodbank-donation-to-the-palace-match/?fbclid=IwAR0-96xW9SLXU80ZOSFp0ZSJIWdcOXmMgaAi5YGz2M52tUqu1BwIbbDqC20.
On and extremely sunny and hot Sunday 9th July 2017, James, Andy T, Jenny, Andy W, Caroline, Jennifer, Johnny, Gaynor, Danielle and Kate from Team TD took part in the Leeds 10K and raised £150 for The Huddersfield Town Foundation.
The aim for the Huddersfield Town Foundation is to help improve the quality of life for the young people across Huddersfield and West Yorkshire. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.htafcfoundation.com/about/.
Walk for Pounds
On Saturday 21 March 2015, Team TD took part and sponsored The Huddersfield Town Foundation’s Walk for Pounds event.
Walk for Pounds was 19 mile walk from Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s airbase at Nostell Air Support Unit in Wakefield to the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield. The half way check point was at Thornhill Dental where we provided hot drinks and snacks for the 200 walkers.
Representing Team TD during walk for pounds was Andy W, Katie, Jenny, James, Johnny, Meg, Nic, Donna, Liz, Dave and Harriet with assistance at the half way check point by Andy, Graeme and Julie.
We were joined on the walk by some notable faces including Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle, his wife Janet and family, Huddersfield Town Commercial Director, Sean Jarvis and Huddersfield Town legend, Andy Booth!
The event raised money for The Huddersfield Town Foundation’s ‘Keep It Up’ campaign which maintains the YAA’s two lifesaving helicopters as well as assisting the HTAFC Academy.
Team TD raised over £1,100 for through sponsorship. A huge thank you to everybody for their messages of support, their sponsorship and most importantly all of the walkers who took part in the hugely successful event. We’re told the blisters and sore legs were totally worth it!
Brain Tumour Awareness Day
On Friday 6th March 2015, Team TD took part in the Brain Tumour Charity ‘Wear It Out’ campaign on Brain Tumour Awareness Day by wearing bright red and white bandanas for the day.
The campaign was close to the hearts of the team with dental nurse Nic losing a close friend to a brain tumour previously.
We were delighted we raised a total of £230 for the Brain Tumour Charity and hopefully spread awareness for the campaign and charity.
Andy and Katie Conquer Kilimanjaro
During September 2013, Andy and Katie Wallwork alongside friends raised an absolutely incredible £36,220 for The British Heart Foundation when they climbed Kilimanjaro.
Andy and Katie took part in the event in memory of a close friend they lost in Tony Johnston. Tony loved the outdoors and had one unfilled ambition to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
What an amazing achievement by Andy, Katie and everybody involved!
During November 2012, Graeme, Andy W, Andy T, David and John took part in Movember, growing moustaches to raise money and awareness of the Movember charity.
Movember are the leading charity changing the face of men’s health and pledge by 2030, to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. Movember explain ‘prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention – we’re taking them all on’. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.