Give a Healthy Smile EOA 40th Anniversary Appeal
The EOA and CDS CiC want employee owned businesses to come together to leave a legacy. In the EOA’s 40th year we asking you to help us to Give a Healthy Smile to 4,000 children in the UK by helping to raise £40,000.
We feel EO sector offers impacts through better business for individuals and communities including addressing some of the inequalities in health and wealth.
So this year we want to go one step further to Give a Healthy Smile to those in deprived communities.
Help Give a Healthy Smile to children in some of our most deprived communities.
Tooth decay is almost entirely preventable, yet NHS figures reveal that, in England alone, almost 42,911 children were admitted to hospital for a general anaesthetic to remove teeth unable to be saved – that is 170 children every day!
Tooth decay is the single largest reason why children aged between five and nine are admitted to hospital.
Even today, in the UK, there are households where children do not own a toothbrush and do not know how to brush their teeth. Sometimes at CDS CIC we encounter children as old as five who have never brushed their teeth. Sadly, the end result is that children find themselves in pain through severe dental decay and require extensive treatment, including removing multiple teeth under a general anaesthetic.
A programme of daily supervised tooth brushing and a toothbrushing kit helps a child gain good oral health habits that last a lifetime. This basic but vital work receives little or no state funding.
What it will fund
It costs £10 to fund a programme of daily supervised tooth brushing and toothbrushing kit to help a child gain good oral health habits that last a lifetime. Through supporting our Give a Healthy Smile appeal, we can buy more toothbrushes and fund more toothbrushing programmes in pre-school nurseries and primary schools.
£5,000 enables us to deliver supervised toothbrushing for 500 children, equivalent to two average-sized primary schools for a year
£1000 enables us to deliver supervised toothbrushing for 100 young children in greatest need for a year
£500 will fund two sessions to train groups of up to 20 teachers and early years workers to deliver
and maintain supervised tooth brushing teaching programmes with their pupils or to deliver supervised tooth brushing for 50 young children in greatest need for a year
£250 will fund one session to train groups of up to 20 teachers and early years workers to deliver and maintain supervised tooth brushing teaching programmes with their pupils or supervised toothbrushing for 25 children for a year
£100 enables us to deliver supervised toothbrushing for 10 young children in greatest need for a year
How you can help
Please help the EOA and CDS fund more supervised toothbrushing for children in greatest need
Donate as part of your corporate and social responsibility strategy or have fun and fundraise as employee owners!
How to donate
We will be fully launching the appeal soon – donation page to follow.