In one event a dentist who also doubles up as a part time professional singer is staging a live concert to raise money for 2 organisations – JDRF which is the Type 1 Diabetes Charity and The Cheyne Charity of Children with Cerebral Palsy.
This isn’t the first time that Andrew Bain has performed in a concert for charity. Last year he raised £6,000, but he hopes to at least match that with his present event entitled Love, Loss and Passion.
Interestingly, allied to this is a separate but linked idea. Concert goers are being urged to purchase refreshments and snacks from local suppliers. The suppliers are also donating the profits from the sale to Andrew’s chosen charities.
An auction is also planned with dental prizes being offered.
In the second event, a 10,000 kilometre race has been organised to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme (MCSAS).
The race itself takes place in Glasgow this coming October.
The MCSA aims to help improve outcomes for those suffering from head and neck cancers. In general, oral cancer which affects around 6,000 people in the UK alone each year tends to have a poor outcome unless caught very early.
As such, the money raised will help earlier diagnosis as well as trying to improve prevention.