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A Telford dentist is cycling across England to raise funds for two charities close to his heart. Simon Bromley of Bridge Dental Smiles in Oakengates will be following the ‘Sea to Sea’ route from Workington to Sunderland, covering more than 130 miles over 3 days.

Hoping to raise £500 in sponsorship, this will be split between Dentaid and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Simon explained his choice of charities,

“Dentaid does invaluable work promoting good oral hygiene in developing countries where some people are as unfamiliar with a toothbrush as they are with a dentist. Much needed funds help pay for educating youngsters about how to look after their teeth and also provides basic treatments. CRY also means a lot to me after a close family friend, 15 year old Lewis Smith from Newport, died suddenly last year”.

“I’m dreading some steep, long climbs over the Pennines on the second day but when the ride gets really tough I know I’ll be thinking about the people these charities help to keep me going”.

Simon will be joined on the ride by his 14 year old son Scott, a pupil at Adams Grammar School in Newport. If you would like to sponsor Simon you can call into Bridge Dental Smiles at 2, Bridge Street, Oakengates or call 01952 613311.