Retired dental practitioner Mike Townsend, 67, will be cycling 140 miles from Inverness to Fort William and back to raise awareness and money for the year-long â€˜Be Active for the Ben Fundâ€™ campaign.
He will be tackling Scotlandâ€™s Great Glen Way, which runs alongside Loch Ness, from 21-23 September 2012. If youâ€™d like to make a donation, please visit: www.justgiving.com/MikeTownsendCycle140
A Guys Dental School graduate of 1968, Mike is acutely aware of the need for help from the Fund: â€œMany dentists are at the end of their tether,â€ he says. â€œA lot of them have got stress problems, mental health issues; some of them are suffering from serious illness.â€
The Fund relies heavily on donations from dentists, something that is increasingly difficult in times of economic uncertainty, â€œbut,â€ he says, â€œif everyone contributed just a little, they wouldnâ€™t have to dig that deep.â€
Please make a donation, organise a â€˜Be Activeâ€™ event yourself like Dr Townsend, or join in with a local fundraising event, and help your colleagues in times of crisis.
For more information about the BDA Benevolent Fund call 020 7486 4994, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bdabenevolentfund.org.uk. All enquiries are considered in confidence. The BDA Benevolent Fund is a registered charity no. 208146