Children from Cameron Vale School in Chelsea have handed over a cheque for an incredible £9080 to the Gold for Kids charity.
Gold for Kids co-founder Leticia Casanova, from London Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, was invited to attend a recent morning assembly to receive the donation. She said:
“We are absolutely blown away by the generosity of the children at Cameron Vale who have worked so hard to raise this fantastic amount to help children less fortunate than themselves. It was a pleasure to meet them and talk more about how their money will help transform the lives of children living in poverty. It will make a huge difference. Thank you for choosing us as your chosen charity for 2022-2023.”
Alison Melrose, Cameron Vale’s Headteacher, said:
“Each year, the children at Cameron Vale School choose a charity to support and for 2002-2023 they voted for gold for kids. The children were fascinated to understand how the charity had been set up by dentists who were using the precious metals from teeth to raise money to help children in need. The school held all manner of events from book swaps, bake sales and mufti-days. The highlight of the year was an amazing art auction with parents and children bidding on beautiful framed pictures created by the children themselves and some fiercely competitive bids on the amazing auction lots donated by parents and business in the local community.”
Meanwhile Class 5 and 6 said:
“We really enjoyed working with Gold for Kids. It was really interesting finding out about using precious metals for repairing your teeth. When the teeth have fallen out, or come out, the gold can be sold and the money used to help children less fortunate than ourselves.”
If you would like to fundraise for Gold for Kids like the wonderful children at Cameron Vale School, please get in touch with Jules Roberts, GFK’s Supporter Engagement Manager, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a dentist and would like to register interest in donating your patients’ unwanted crowns and bridges to Gold for Kids or if you would like to request a collection, please email email@example.com.