Sheffield dental nurse to visit Cambodian orphanages

Catherine Ashley and her daughter Abbey will travel to Cambodia next February with the charity DENTAID for a two-week volunteering mission.
Catherine Ashley and her daughter Abbey will travel to Cambodia next February with the charity DENTAID for a two-week volunteering mission.
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A Sheffield dental nurse is preparing to travel to Cambodia to help children in orphanages.

Catherine Ashley, aged 43, who works the one80dental centre in Totley, will spend two weeks helping administer treatment.

She will be accompanied by her 23-year-old daughter Abbey, who spent two weeks there last year.

The trip has been organised by DENTAID, which supports dental professionals in the developing world.

Catherine said: “Abbey had such an amazing experience last year. It was hard work – they saw about 600 patients in a week, most of them children whose teeth were ridden with tooth decay.

“Many people can’t afford any dental treatment so the state of teeth and dental health is very poor but Abbey said everyone was so grateful for the charity’s help.

“We will be offering pain-relieving and preventative treatments, as well as oral health education. I’m really looking forward to it.”

The mother and daughter team, from Wingerworth, Derbyshire, have to raise £2,500 each for the trip and are holding a range of fund raising events.

Visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/catherinesmissiontocambodia