Continued support from Simplyhealth helps Dental Playbox® project thrive
The Greater Manchester based Dental Playbox® project, overseen by Action for Sick Children has received a donation of £5,000 from Simplyhealth to provide 2000 brushing bags for children in Leeds.
The Dental Healthcare Project is a free service provided to schools, nurseries and sure start centres which aims to help improve the dental and overall healthcare of children and young people.
The brushing bags contain toothbrushes, toothpaste and a two minute timer as well as cleaning charts, activity sheets and instructions on how to clean teeth. Simplyhealth has also donated 2000 of its own branded toothbrushes. These brushing bags will help to support the message delivered through the Dental Playbox® Sessions.
We’ve identified Leeds as an urgent target area as dental decay in under 5’s is particularly bad. This incredibly generous donation will enable us to take the proven benefits of the Dental Playbox® Project to even more children.
We know that the Dental Playbox® can really help children learn how to look after their teeth because we have been running successful sessions in the North West for a number of years. We’ve seen the benefits, we’ve received positive comments from dentists and we have been keen to expand our courses to other areas.
We’re delighted to continue to support this fantastic initiative. Last year the Simplyhealth Charitable Giving Committee donated £30,000 to help expand the project by funding three new facilitators based in the Leeds area. The Dental Playboxes are a fun yet educational idea which highlights the importance of dental hygiene and will give children and young people key skills for their rest of their lives.
For more information, please visit http://www.actionforsickchildren.org.uk/aims-dental-playbox
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