As a practice we have been sponsoring a dental student in Tanzania to complete his training to become a qualified dentist to be able to treat the many hundreds of patients in need of a dentist in the remote parts of Tanzania.

Tessa, Mr Smillie's dental nurse, has been training hard to be able to complete the Chippenham Half Marathon last year and the Bath Half Marathon in March this year.

Tessa will also be running the Cricklade Half Marathon on 7th October 2012.

She has managed to raise £307.28 so far.

With the money, we are hopefully going to be able to fund a trip for a member of staff to go to Tanzania to meet with our student and to able to assist where they can and offer any advice they feel may be of use.

We wish to say a very big 'Thank you Tessa and good luck for 7.10.2012'.