News & blogs Blogs and vlogs Fundraising for better oral health 30 September 2019 The Oral Health Foundation is looking for positive people who are passionate about oral health to fundraise on their behalf. Whether you are motivated by a certain cause, or inspired by the work of others, raising money for our charity can be extremely rewarding. Not only will your donations go towards truly important causes, but the awareness you raise can have a life-changing impact on somebody’s life. Millions of people every year are affected by oral health problems. Oral diseases can leave people in extreme pain and affect their quality of life. Sadly, oral diseases may also be life-threatening. Inequalities in oral health continue to grow, and cases of mouth cancer are on the rise. Children, the elderly and vulnerable, people with disabilities and those living in deprivation all around the world need our support. We are also seeing far too many people become geographically-isolated while those suffering from reduced mobility are finding it even more difficult to access the care they need. This is where we can help. We have a range of different appeals that you can raise money for. At the moment we are campaigning for Mouth Cancer Action, support for the homeless and dental packs for children. Where your money is invested is entirely up to you. We just want your support. We feel happy and truly blessed by those who go the extra mile by helping to raise awareness and money for the Oral Health Foundation. These are the causes that are close to your hearts are also close to ours. We are an entirely independent charity. This means we don’t receive government grants nor are backed by wealthy donors. We heavily rely on the generosity and goodwill of our supporters to help us fulfil our mission of improving oral health. And despite the difficult economic times we’re facing, we are always moved by the kindness and support that continues to be shown. How to fundraise If you would like to fundraise for us, we will help you as much as possible to help you achieve your goals – it’s just a small thing we can do to show just how grateful we are to have your support. By visiting our website at www.dentalhealth.org, you’ll be able to find lots of advice and information about fundraising. We have lots of fundraising ideas for you to get your creative juices flowing. There might be a personal challenge you would like to complete, whether it’s a run, walk, cycle, and skydive. There are also guides on community fundraising events like bake sales, fancy dress days, raffles and quizzes. On our website, you can also create your own fundraising page. It’s a great place for you to tell others about why you are raising money. Share it with your family, friends and colleagues to donate to your cause. Our family of fundraisers help us do so much good work. They also inspire others. Mouth Cancer Action Month takes place in November and is the ideal chance to become one of our top fundraisers. Visit www.mouthcancer.org for more information. Alternatively contact our team and we can help you get started.