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In May this year a team from The Carpenter’s Arms travelled out to Romania. A local dentist was in dire need of some modern dental equipment. One of our trustees, Andrew Golba, visited her surgery and had some dental work done, without an anaesthetic! This motivated him to raise funds for the Dental Surgery in a little village out there. Together with some of his church, five men from The Carpenter’s Arms and Bryan Spence they set out to be part of the solution.
Clothing was collected and sold to help buy dental equipment, cars were washed etc. to help pay for tickets. A local Dental Surgery in Loughborough, Carillon Dental Surgery, went out of their way to source and help fund other equipment. Altogether a substantial package!
We are very grateful to to all for their help.
The team re-decorated the surgery, worked on the garden outside and installed the Dental equipment. One of the men who was there, Jamie, said “The work is so rewarding and the people are really friendly and welcoming. It is so good to be able to help!”
Other activities we got involved in
The team visited elderly people in the village of Carand assisting in Church Pastoral visits.
The men worked with the youth in the village addressing issues openly and giving them sound advice for life which they have learned at first hand.
We looked at a local primary school and saw the need for toilets to be installed. We wondered what we could do about it.
The team shared their experiences of overcoming addiction in several churches
“The guys have excelled in their abilities and talents under difficult circumstances. The work has been challenging but the guys have risen to the challenge. There has been a great spirit amongst them of unity and professionalism.”
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