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Reverse Advent Calendar

Charity is a really important aspect of what we do

Why do we have a Reverse Advent Calendar?

One of our Nurses, Nichola, had the idea of having a Reverse Advent Calendar so we could donate food and supplies to a worthy cause in the Exeter Foodbank. Giving to charity is a really important aspect of what we do at Life Dental & Wellbeing. We believe that it's essential to give something back to the community that we're part of, especially when this time of year can be so difficult for so many people.

How does it work?

We've drawn up a rota and, every day from 1 December, one of our team donates an item or two of food or toiletries that are listed on the Exeter Foodbank shopping list. A couple of days before Christmas, we'll deliver the provisions to the local drop off point and the Exeter Foodbank will then distribute the food to those who need it most. We've been busy so far and have already collected a huge amount, but there's still time to give more.

What is the Exeter Foodbank?

Opening in 2008, the Exeter Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust's network of 428 foodbanks across the UK that helps tackle food poverty and hunger in the local community. Everyone that's referred to the foodbank are in crisis and need help.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 people in the UK live in food poverty. In 2015/16, The Trussell Trust's Foodbank Network provided 1,109,309 three-day emergency food supplies and support to people in crisis all over the UK. Over 400,000 of those supplies were needed for children.

How can you help?

The Exeter Foodbank provides three days' of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people and, as you can imagine, Christmas time is particularly busy for them. By donating, even just one item, you can make a real difference to people who need it most.

There are Foodbank donation boxes and drop off points in supermarkets near you all over the city, including Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Co-op. You can see the drop off points and the shopping list of much-needed supplies at the Exeter Food Bank website.

Please give as much as you can.

Thanks!

Bryony Gibbons
Bryony Gibbons
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Corona Virus – Dental Update

Issue Date: 24/03/2020


On advice from the Government the practice is now closed for all routine work. 

Patients requiring urgent dental care can access this by phoning the practice between 9-11.00am each week day morning, after which one of our dentists will contact you directly to discuss what arrangements can be made to alleviate your problem. Please note that this service is for patients experiencing significant dental pain or trauma /symptom free broken fillings will not normally be deemed as requiring urgent dental care. We are happy to help non registered patients on a private fee basis. 

Outside these hours and at weekends or bank holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you to our out of hours service. 

For patients with routine dental care we will be contacting you to rearrange your appointments on a rolling basis. Due to the unpredictable nature of what we are facing please accept our apologies if your appointment has to be pushed forward repeatedly. 

We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time and will endeavour to be look after you to the best of our ability. 

Many thanks and keep safe 

Ben Pearson and the Team