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Celebrating their partnership with Gold for Kids - the Astradent team

Gold for Kids launches partnership programme with Astradent Dental Group as first official member

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Gold for Kids has launched its brand new partnership programme and is thrilled to announce that Astradent Dental Group, based in Portsmouth, has officially joined forces with them as the charity’s first official partner. 

Astradent Group has seven dental practices and a state-of-the-art aesthetics clinic in Hampshire and Norfolk.

Mark Topley, Chair of Gold for Kids, which collects and recycles unwanted precious metals from dental waste, like old bridges and crowns, to raise money for children living in poverty in the UK, said:

Gold for Kids Chair, Mark Topley

“It’s fantastic to have Astradent on board to help us support the millions of children living in poverty across the UK.  The statistics around child poverty are shocking and numbers are increasing all the time as more and more families struggle to pay for the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter as the cost-of-living crisis continues. 

“It is, therefore, so important for dental practices to talk to their patients about donating their crowns and bridges to us here at Gold for Kids so we can raise as much money as possible to help those in need live better and safer lives.” 

Kingston Crescent Dental, Northern Dental, Brunswick Place, Anglesea Dental and Meon Dental are all part of Astradent in Hampshire while the Compass Clinic is based in Norfolk. 

We spoke to Practice Manager Sharon McGeorge at Meon Dental this week and she was delighted to be helping the charity. She said:

“As soon as we heard about Gold for Kids, we knew we had to be involved.  All Astradent teams, including mine here at Meon, are now advocating about the charity in their practices to ensure that every patient is made aware that they can donate their gold crowns or old restorations and put these scrap metals to good use.  It’s such an easy way to make a difference in children’s lives – and it’s an honour to be part of it.”

To find out more about becoming an official partner of Gold for Kids, please email info@goldforkids.org.

Meanwhile, to donate your unwanted crowns and bridges to Gold for Kids or any old, unwanted or broken gold, silver, platinum or palladium jewellery, please email info@goldforkids.org for more information and to request a collection.