Staff from Tain Dental Care visited Highland Hospice on Saturday 27 July to see how their fundraising efforts were put to use.
At the start of this year, the practice signed up for the Hospice’s Pay for a Day scheme, pledging to raise £5,000 in 2019 to pay for a day of care in the Hospice’s Inpatient Unit.
By the end of June, they had, incredibly, raised £5,513 and so chose to cover the cost of running the Inpatient Unit on Saturday 27 July. Nine staff received a tour of the hospice, met some of the clinical staff and enjoyed coffee and cake.
Owner of Tain Dental Care, Eddie Bateman, said, “We wanted to do something really special to celebrate our practice’s 5th anniversary and so pledged our support to Highland Hospice, a charity which provides excellent care, Highland-wide.
Our team really got on board with fundraising, taking part in all kinds of events including rowing in the Dornoch Firth, the Inverness Half Marathon, Etape Loch Ness, Portmahomack 10k, Tain Gala 5K, Dry January, Going Vege for February, a raffle, treatment for donations and donating the money from refining the metals from waste crowns.
To have smashed our target in just 6 months was incredible and it was so interesting to see the Inpatient Unit in action, to gain more of an understanding about the benefit of our donation. The word humbling is overused these days but it really was.”
Highland Hospice Corporate Fundraiser Lisa Long said, “We are so grateful to Eddie and his team for this incredible support. It was lovely having them here at the Hospice, and our staff and patients are extremely thankful.”