Popular local dentist, Ralph Gilhooly, is again raising money for the charity Operation Smile. However as the normal Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile race isn't taking place this year, Ralph is instead going to tackle the challenge on an indoor static bike. He is going to jump into the saddle on the 16th August and cover as much distance as he can before his legs give out.
As Ralph says: "Come on. We don't need the Surrey 100 to raise money for these children. Whether cycling indoors or outdoors and whether I raise £1 or £500, every penny counts."
"Operation Smile provides free, life-changing surgery for children born with cleft conditions in the developing world. Without surgery, these children have difficulty breathing, eating and speaking and are left to live in social isolation due to the stigma surrounding their conditions."
"It costs as little as £150 to provide surgery and create a new smile and happy, healthy future for a child."
If you would like to help Ralph in his quest to enable everyone to have a smile, please donate using the link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ralph-gilhooly7.
May 30, 2019
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