Durham City Smiles

Community Support


At Durham City Smiles we are proud to support our commmunity and charities, both local and national.


St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham 2017

During 2017 we have decided that we would like to raise money for  St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham. It is such a worthwhile charity and achieves so much for so many people. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with our fundraising efforts or visit this page for regular updates.

We held a coffee afternoon on Friday 7th April 2017, raising money with generous donations from patients and holding a ‘Guess the Easter Egg ‘ competition. We are delighted to announce that we raised £350.78 which is a great start to our target of £2300 which will fund St Cuthbert’s Hospice for a day.

Over the last 6 months Graeme has sold several of his photographs that have been displayed in the waiting room and Megan ran the Great North Run in September and raised £555, many thanks to our patients who were very generous in their support. A further £400 was raised from the sale of Graeme’s photographs.

So a big thank you to everyone who supported us during 2017.

megan GBR


St. Mary’s Church, Shincliffe, Garden Party, July 2017

Yet again we were delighted to support St Mary;s Church in Shincliffe. The garden party was a great community success with over 500 adults and children attending and enjoying the stalls and many games. .

St Mary's Church, Shincliffe

St Mary’s Church, Shincliffe


We were delighted to have enrolled in the Corporate Acumulator Challenge 2016 in Aid of St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

DCS raised £688.57 for St Cuthbert's Hospice

DCS raised £688.57 for St Cuthbert’s Hospice

The Hospice lent Durham City Smiles £50 and over 50 days we raised £688.57 with many thanks to our patients and staff for all their support.

We were all thrilled to find out that we were the winners of the challenge and in April had a guided tour of the hospice, it is truly an inspiring place and such a worthwhile charity. Emma, our trainee dental nurse, received the award on behalf of DCS.




St Cuthberts award

Emma receives award from St Cuthbert’s Hospice


Baltic Training Halloween Fundraiser, Newton Aycliffe Oct 15

Durham City Smiles is pleased to support Baltic Training and their fundraising event at Newton Aycliffe Youth & Community Centre. They are holding a Halloween fundraising event at Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre on Burn Lane on Saturday 31/10/15, 11am till 2pm. Please come and join them! There will be plenty of fun to be had by you and your family. A few of the exciting activities on the day are: bouncy castle,  a spooky Halloween costume competition, a yummy sweet and cake stall and pumpkin carving stall. Check out their Facebook page for further details: Baltic Training Halloween Fundraiser.


St. Mary’s Church, Shincliffe, Garden Party, July 2015

Durham City Smiles is happy to be a sponsor of the annual Garden Party at St. Mary’s Church, Shincliffe which takes place this year on Sunday 5th July, 2pm-5pm. The Garden Party is an important occasion in the social calendar of the church as it provides the opportunity for the whole community to be involved and is an invaluable source of funding towards the maintenance of the church and grounds. Some of our staff will be there to join in the fun; please come along if you are free!


Castle Charity Fashion Show March 2015

Each year, University College, Durham, holds a glamorous black tie fashion show within the castle walls to raise money for charity. This year, the event is to be held in the Great Hall, on the 6th March from 8.30pm. Its overarching theme is to be ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ which will involve collaborations with local brands, each with different themed clothing to follow the scenes from the original film.

CCFS of 2015 will be in aid of ‘Smile For Life Children’s Charity’, which is based locally in Newcastle, and supports both disabled and disadvantaged children & young people across the North East. The charity provides anything from specialist equipment, therapeutic activities, short breaks, challenge days and wonderful days out for a child and their family. Another branch of the charity is the ‘Cafe beam’ at Smile For Life, which is their recently set up community coffee shop (run from their premises) that gives young people with special needs and disabilities the opportunity to gain work experience, skills and qualifications as they prepare to enter the world of work.

Durham City Smiles have provided raffle prizes for the event and wish them every success for such a worth while cause.


Durham and District Sunday League- Sponsorship of The League Cup 2014/2015

Durham City Smiles is proud to sponsor The League Cup and look forward to presenting the cup to the winning team, provisional date Friday 15th May.Please join us at Durham City FC’s ground at Belmont Industrial Estate at 7.45pm to watch the final. Photographs of the event will be posted on our website and facebook.


Durham University Citizenship Day – October 2014uni day

Stuart & Gemma were on hand, last year, providing advice to Durham University students at their Citizenship Day. In addition to providing information on how Durham City Smiles can help students, a competition was held during the day to win a free Scale & Polish worth £50. We are pleased to say that the lucky winner has been into the practice and left smiling!



By using AquaAid for our water coolers in Durham City Smiles we have not only helped our patients but for every water cooler and bottle of water we have obtained from AqauAid, a donation has been made to The Africa Trust. These funds are used to directly build fresh drinking water wells in areas in Africa where it is needed the most, like in schools and villages.

Durham City Smiles has been selected by AquAid to aid the project that we are running which involves installing additional Elephant Pumps in Africa. The pump will be will be inscribed with Durham City Smiles name and once we have a photograph we will proudly show it on our website. For further information on The Africa Trust click on the link below:

Our Water Coolers
are from AquAid