Bridge2Aid at the House of Lords

Posted in: News, by kayleighb2a, on 21st November 2013 | 0 comments


During October we were delighted to host an evening with our Patron, Professor Lord McColl of Dulwich at the House of Lords. We welcomed supporters old and new to celebrate our achievements and share our vision for the future in the beautiful historic surroundings, including Guest of Honour His Excellency Peter Kallaghe, High Commissioner for Tanzania to the UK.

We enjoyed the company of Dr William Shija, Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Westminster, former Regional Commissioner for Mwanza. Dr Shija was a member of the Pan-African Parliament in 2004 and 2005 and we’re thrilled that he has recently accepted an Honorary position on our Tanzania Board.

Representatives from Umubano were also able to join us, previously having introduced Bridge2Aid’s training programme to Rwandan officials enabling us to carry out a pilot programme in the country earlier this year. Other parliamentary advisers and political operatives with an interest in Bridge2Aid’s recent successes enjoyed the evening also.

b2aid HoL reception

Lord McColl addressed the party with an opening speech, followed by Bridge2Aid Founder Dr Ian Wilson. CEO Mark Topley presented the keynote speech.

As we approach the end of 2013, having completed our final dental training programme of the year in Tanzania, we are eternally grateful for the continued support of the Bridge2Aid family – without whom we wouldn’t be able to make the progress we currently are. We’ve now trained over 280 Health Workers in east Africa, directly treated over 20,000 people during those training programmes and most importantly – created sustainable access to safe emergency dental care to 3 million people.

Thank you.

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