January 12th, 2012

Bridge2Aid: Team up for Three Peaks challenge

Do you work in a great team? If so, this is the ideal event for you and your colleagues. Bridge2Aid, (B2A) the dental and community development charity working in the Mwanza region of North West Tanzania, has arranged a fantastic fundraising event for teams of three to six people. Your team is challenged to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks in under 12 hours. The spectacular route is roughly 24 miles long, taking in the summits of Pen-y-ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres). That makes approximately 1,600 metres of ascent and descent.

The event takes place on Saturday 31 March and is being run for B2A by Eight Point Two, a specialised organiser of challenging events who will provide qualified instructors, marshals for the mountains, communication systems and full support.

Completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in 12 hours is no easy task and will require the right preparation, support and lots of determination. Participants should do some pre-event training – walking, of course, as well as swimming or cycling.
The cost of registration is £20 per person and teams must commit to raise at least £200 per person before the event. Practice Plan and IDH have already entered two teams each and there have been verbal commitments from several other companies in the dental industry.

Why not enter your team to tackle the physical challenge while enjoying spectacular Yorkshire scenery – as well as raising vital funds to help Bridge2Aid’s essential work in Tanzania?

For more information about the Yorkshire Three Peaks go to www.eightpointtwo.co.uk/YorkshireThreePeaks. To find out more about the B2A challenge and to register your team go to www.bridge2aid.org or contact Kerry at fundraising@bridge2aid.org

Editors Notes
Bridge2Aid (B2A) is a dental and community development charity working in the Mwanza region of North West Tanzania. We started full scale operations in 2004 and work closely with the Tanzanian Government to deliver aspects of their dental strategy. We operate a not-for-profit dental clinic in the city of Mwanza (Hope Dental Centre), and have a community development programme for the disabled community based at Bukumbi Care Centre.

Our focus is sustainability – empowering local people to improve their own lives over the long-term. We have Trustees and administration in the UK and we are a UK registered charity no. 1092481. Bridge2Aid is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Tanzania with additional Tanzania-based Advisors.

The four key aspects of Bridge2Aid’s vision are:
- To provide primary dental care and oral health education to communities in Tanzania.
- To equip and further train local health personnel to provide emergency dentistry to rural communities.
- To care for and empower the poor and marginalised in Tanzanian society.
- To provide opportunities for UK dental professionals and others to use their skills to serve Tanzania, as locums or participants on the Dental Volunteer Programme (DVP).
ENDS.