Girl band Atomic Kitten have come together for a special performance in order to raise funds for a dental charity.
The band sang an array of their hit songs at the charity gala – organised by Liverpool Dental Spa – with proceeds raised on the night going to help promote better oral healthcare among children in North Africa.
And with a showstopping performance, it was a charity gala that was enjoyed by many – including Designer Dental, who provided the programmes for the event and were delighted to be part of such a worthwhile cause.
Marius and Debbie McGovern organised the star-studded charity ball at Liverpool’s Hilton Hotel so that they carry out an expedition with the Dental Mavericks charity to the Rif Mountains, North Africa, to treat more than 500 children with chronic dental problems.
Dr McGovern, clinical director of the Liverpool Dental Spa, said: “The event has raised over £20,000 to enable us to help many children who are suffering needlessly.”
He also said that they were very grateful to Atomic Kitten for performing and supporting the Dental Mavericks charity.
It has been 13 years since the band last performed live together but Kerry Katona said that they had very much enjoyed taking to the stage at the event.
“‘It was absolutely fantastic playing in front of a home crowd again as a Kitten and doing it for such a worthwhile cause made it all the more special,” she said.
Dental Mavericks was set up by founding trustees Tony and Cally Gedge, who also recruited those in the dentistry industry to help them achieve their sole aim – to give back to underprivileged communities within North Africa.
Through fundraising activities like the Atomic Kitten concert, the charity are able to organise visits to Morocco in order to provide urgently needed dental care to the children of El Jebah in the foothills of the Rif mountains.
Children from this area have a high sugar diet with little or no oral healthcare, leading to a high number of cases of abscesses and gum disease. To combat this, the Dental Mavericks and their team of experts provide education, fillings and undertake extraction work free of charge.
The latest donation of £20,000 will enable the charity to return to the area in order to continue its work.