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Dental Mavericks 100 Mile Challenge

Dental Mavericks 100 Mile Challenge

Why we need your help

Lebanon is a small country on the eastern coast of the Mediterranian Sea.It is home to over 8 million people, with the highest number of refugees per capita in the world.

The Lebanese healthcare system and social security fund does not cover dental care.With the rise of poverty due to the influx of refugees over the last decade, complemented by an economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic,more than half of the residents in Lebanon cannot afford a visit to the dentist.

Additionally, the devastating explosion on the 4th August 2020 in Beirut port left many, who suffered from oral trauma, without access to professional dental care.


Since mid 2017, Dental Mavericks has been bringing quality dental care to Lebanon.

We have hosted dental clinics in Beqaa Valley that ran alongside regular outreach projects in community centres and schools- providing dental check-ups, oral hygiene instructions, treatments ranging from fillings to extractions and fluoride applications.

In 2020, Dental Mavericks faced new challenges to provide dental care in a safe environment amidst a global pandemic whilst increasing capacity and the running of an emergency dental clinic in Beirut to treat those affected by the blast. 


Help us to continue our work in 2021.


Join us this April and challenge yourself to walk, jog or run 100 miles, raise donations for Dental Mavericks and discover the beauty of Lebanon.

This challenge is suitable for everyone, no matter your ability or where you are in the world.

We will be sharing beautiful scenery as we travel 'virtually' through 100 Miles of the Lebanon Mountain Trail that transcends through ancient cedar forests, olive orchards, monasteries carved into cliff faces, lost hamlets and 6,000 years of history. 

When you reach 100 miles, send an email to abigail@dentalmavericks.org with your full name to claim your FREE printable certificate of acheivement. 

 

How do I join?

 

1. We kindly ask that you make a small donation of £5 as an entry fee to help us cover the costs of running the event.

You can find this top right on this campaign page.

  • click 'donate now' 
  • choose amount- £5 Registration fee
  • Leave a message 'Entry Fee' 
  • Then continue to payment 

 

2. Choose how you are going to raise donations...

 

Option A

  • Share this Campaign page with friends and family so they can donate directly to the challenge.

 

Option B

  • Create your own fundraising page on this platform (Virgin Money Giving), allowing you to create your own story, add photos and create your own fundraising goal. 


Get Started

This challenge will run from Thursday 1st April for the duration of the month.


Progress, Progress, Progress!


Please keep us updated with how you're getting on throughout April, tag @dentalmavericks and use our hashtags #walking4mavericks #miles4mavericks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The team at Dental Mavericks will also be sharing regular updates across our social media platforms.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1.How can i track my progress?

There are some great free apps available on your mobile phone. Including Strava, Map My Walk, Fitbit App Mobile Tracker, Walkmeter, Nike Run Club, and go Jaunty. 

If you have a FitBit or Apple Watch, these are also great for tracking steps/miles.

There is a FREE 100 Miles tracker available on our website at Welcome Dental Mavericks Charity


2.How do i reach my Fundraising target?

Our top tip is to reguarly update your fundrasing page and engage with your friends and family who want to support you. Share screenshots of your progress and/or a selfie and keep sharing your page across social media platforms.


An idea is to ask your friends and family to sponsor you per mile!


10p a mile = £10

20p a mile = £20


and so on!!


3.Can i start late?

Yes, you can start at any point from April 1st. We recommend breaking down the challenge to make it easier or plan ahead longer walks.


4.How many miles a day will i need to do so i can acheive 100 miles in April?

 3.4 Miles a day 


5.What if i dont reach 100 miles?

Don't worry too much if you cant complete your miles; we want you to enjoy the challenge. Just remember, its the taking part that counts, along with raising donations and spreading awareness for a great cause! You've got this!!


Any further questions, please get in contact with the team.


we hope you love the challenge, Good Luck!!

2,614.98

raised so far

2614.98

Spread the word

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Supporters

Jordan Bateman

100 miles

15.00
Grace Burridge

100 miles in April

85.00
Laura Durrant

Walking 100 miles in April

20.00
Perfect Smile

Perfect Smile

0.00
Kerri Geddes

100 Miles in April

60.00
UoE Dental Hygiene Girls

UoE Dental Hygiene Girls

750.48
Claire Hawley

Dental Mavericks 100 mile challenge

20.00
Sophie Jackson

Dental Mavericks 100 Mile Challenge

120.00
Rebecca Lea

100 Miles in April Challenge

126.00
Suzy Mason

Dental Mavericks 100 mile challenge

135.00

May 07, 2021

Gill Bird

total Sponsor ship money from nz

202.00

May 01, 2021

Anne Smyth

I walked 240 km in April & am just sending a donation?

50.00

Apr 20, 2021

Claudia Bortolaia

Hi Fran! Great cause! Enjoy the run!

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Mar 31, 2021

Susie Ward Connect

Well done Cally and the Mavericks for everything you do for this wonderful Charity xx

5.00

Mar 31, 2021

MelAnie

Entry Fee

7.00

Mar 29, 2021

Justine Connolly NZ

5.00

Mar 29, 2021

Wendy Barry

5.00

Mar 29, 2021

Helen Hogg Nz

5.00

Mar 29, 2021

Nicki Flower NZ

5.00

Mar 29, 2021

Andrea Carr nz

5.00

Total raised so far

2,614.98

Total plus Gift Aid 3,031.73

Direct donations

578.00

Raised offline 0.00

Fundraising pages

2,036.98

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