Winning this award was such an honour and cause for celebration for everyone associated with Dentaid. It was testimony that everything we’d worked so hard to achieve wasn’t just worthy of recognition in the dental industry but in the charity sector too.
We’d entered the Charity Awards several years ago when we were just a tiny team with one mobile dental unit and what we hoped was a good idea about how to help people experiencing homelessness and other hard-to-reach groups to access dental care. Although we didn’t win that time, I’m so glad that we entered again after a period of rapid growth and increased demand for our charitable services.
Winning the award has encouraged us to be bolder and more ambitious with our funding bids and the conversations we have with corporate and charitable partners.
Completing the entry form and presenting to the judges helped us summarise the varied aspects of our work and the positive impact we have on our patients’ lives. It’s presented us with several PR opportunities, and we are so proud to have the Charity Awards Winners’ logo on all our charity dental units, website and marketing materials.