Voucher bid aids charity

A south east Northumberland dental surgery has been helping to raise funds for a local charity through a special auction lot.

Jessica Dodds organised a charity function in aid of Chin Up Family Respite Services, and Newgate Dental Solutions was able to help raise a further £300.

Registered in 1994, Chin Up was established to relieve children and young people suffering from a progressive or terminal illness by the provision of facilities for family breaks or respite care in the north east and Cumbria.

The charity runs a home in Seahouses and is looking to build a new house in Carlisle to expand their services.

Newgate Dental Solutions hosted an online bid for a gift voucher to give the winner £500 worth of treatment in the Smooth Secret Skin Club.

Clinical director Iain Morrison said: “We are always looking to help local charities, especially ones as deserving as chin up. We saw this as a win-win.”

“Local people get to support a fantastic case, and look and feel better afterwards.”

To donate to the charity, or for more information, visit www.chin-up-charity.org.uk