​Dental leaders pledge donations to Manchester Arena families

25 May 2017

As dentists from across the U.K. arrive in Manchester for their national conference, their trade union and professional body the British Dental Association (BDA), has pledged £5,000 in support of victims of the Manchester Arena attack – with a further £1,000 pledged by industry group, the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA).

The BDA's British Dental Conference and Exhibition, has been a regular fixture at Manchester Central since 2012. Organisers have decided to press ahead with the event in the wake of Monday's attacks.

The BDA will be encouraging all delegates and members to support the Manchester Evening News We Stand Together fund.

BDA chair Mick Armstrong said:

"We've been so proud to make Manchester home to our national conference, and we just want to do our bit to help our hosts and friends in the aftermath of this horrific attack.

"Quite rightly Manchester has resolved to carry on. Our thoughts are with all the families touched by this atrocity."

All funds raised by the MEN will be donated to the British Red Cross and will support the families of the 22 killed and the 59 people injured in the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert.

About the BDA

The British Dental Association (BDA) is the voice of dentists and dental students in the UK. We bring dentists together, support our members through advice and education, and represent their interests. As a trade union and professional body, we represent all fields of dentistry including general practice, community dental services, the armed forces, hospitals, academia, public health and research. We are owned and run by our members and all our income is reinvested for the benefit of the profession.

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