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Ilkley dental practice new Principle Trust patron

L-R Mike Davies MBE, Lead Dental Nurse Leza Athey and Practice Manager Caroline Smith

Ilkley business Specialist Dental Care has declared its support to some of the region’s neediest families by becoming a patron of The Principle Trust Children’s Charity.


The specialist practice was founded in 2007 by Martin Chan who is regarded as an expert in restorative and implant dentistry.


In 2015 the practice relocated to The Grove, Ilkley, where it employs thirteen staff and attracts referrals from dentists, dental and medical specialists, as well as directly from patients.


The news was announced by Practice Manager, Caroline Smith who commented: "We’re pleased to be joining The Principle Trust as patrons and are proud to support their work with disadvantaged children across Yorkshire.”


Launched in 2011, The Principle Trust Children’s Charity was established by Ilkley businessman Mike Davies, MBE. Since then, the Trust has raised over £1.7m, developed a portfolio of holiday homes and provided respite breaks for more than 5,000 children across the Yorkshire region. The Trust provides respite breaks for children who are underprivileged, disadvantaged, disabled, have life-limiting conditions, or who have experienced poverty, trauma or abuse.


In 2023 the charity launched ‘Food for Families’, an initiative to help tackle food poverty by providing an entire week’s supply of food and daily essentials to families taking a respite break provided by The Trust.


Mr. Davies said: "I’m pleased to welcome Specialist Dental Care as a patron of The Principle Trust. Their commitment to The Trust will enable more disadvantaged families to escape their everyday troubles and create valuable, happy memories.”



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