Greyholme Charity Work
HELP US GIVE A GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS
This Christmas we are doing a reverse advent calendar. We will each be donating something every day to help people less fortunate than ourselves to have a good Christmas. If you would Ike to join us in donating to our local foodbank and help those in your community all you need to do is bring any donations into us here at greyholme by the 15th December for the Christmas hampers and 22nd December for general donations. Below is a list of much needed items:
Cloths and sponges
Washing up liquid
Washing powder/fabric softener
Toothbrushes and paste
Minimum of 3 months used by date on all food products
Apple or cranberry sauce
Chocolate stocking fillers
(they have plenty of beans, porridge and pasta and Christmas puddings)
“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Greyholme In The News!
We are now joined with the Cotswold RDA based at Cheltenham race course and we couldn’t be more exited. Their purpose is to promote a culture of learning, development, achievement and enjoyment for riders that allows each and every one to reach their full potential.
With over 180 riders each week, supported by 120 volunteers, they want to ensure that Cotswold RDA is “where aspirations become a reality” for everyone. All of the riders are physically disabled or have learning difficulties/special needs and range from 4 years old up to 75 years old.
We are supporting the RDA by volunteering at classes and we will be arranging some fund raising too. Keep your eyes peeled for more pictures and updates.
Our Latest B1G1 Giving Back Summary
Get to Greece to support the Dental Mavericks
Help Emma Get to Greece to support the Dental Mavericks in the overcrowded refugee camps. During the past two years, 1.3 million people fleeing conflict and persecution have travelled through Greece in search of safety and a better life in Europe.
With the closure of the Balkan borders and the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement in March 2016, refugees can no longer continue their journeys.
Greyholme Dental Support B1G1
Some Children in Morocco saying hello Greyholme Dental Suite from the Dental Mavericks trip last May. See what we do to help the children of Morocco out of daily dental pain
We have just had a lovely surprise in the post saying that we have won and award from B1G1.
“Most Innovative Giving Award From B1G1”
B1G1 Came To Visit The Practice
Masami Sato Founder of Buy One Give one is the picture of humility a patron of human connections, She is an inspirational advocate of how lots of small giving’s or mini legacies make a colossal impact all over our planet. And we were privileged and honoured to have her as our guest at Greyholme Dental Suite.
She is Japanese and lives and works in Singapore with her husband and chairman of B1G1 the incredible Paul Dunn. Both Paul and Masami are people that we have admired and followed for many years, watched on big stages seen them on Tedx talks online. Masami was Headlining at the Big Event in Cheltenham hosted by Tayabali Tomlin, so she contacted us to see if she could come and visit us to see how we work as a Buy One Give One partner.
It was the most wonderful day, one we will never forget.. Masami’s openness and genuine interest in us as people impacted each one of us in such a way that our that our natural desire to give back has escalated.
Thank you Masami
Greyholme Supports B1G1
The Dentist You Cannot Wait to Visit
“I was absolutely petrified of the dentist,” Lydia told me. Yet she now works as a receptionist and as a ‘smile consultant’ at Greyholme Dental Suite in Cheltenham, UK.
And she is being completely honest about how scared she was of the dentist. It probably resonates with you too. Not many people like to visit the dentist.
She remarked that she felt surprisingly comfortable while in the hands of the reassuring and friendly team at Greyholme Dental Suite during an emergency treatment. She left pain-free. That was 18 months ago, and she’s since decided to join the Greyholme team. One key reason she chose to work for this dental practice: the team’s ‘giving spirit’.
Dr. Warren Martin, owner and principal dentist at Greyholme, first came across B1G1 in 2012 and immediately jumped on board. The firm has given actively ever since. Remarkably, this tiny practice has created tens of thousands of giving impacts in the short timespan since joining.
These ‘giving impacts’ include 33,247 days of access to clean, life-saving water for people in Africa. Businesses that are giving through Buy1GIVE1 (B1G1) are creating tangible impacts that are often expressed as the ‘number of smiles’ they are creating, Greyholme included.
The team members at Greyholme create thousands of smiles around the world through their giving. They also work tirelessly to create beautiful smiles in a small practice that is always full of happy patients.
Leanne, a Practice Manager working for Greyholme for more than 17 years explains the process, “every time a patient comes in for a hygiene therapy, they are given a little token to put in a jar to indicate a project they like. We have three projects. We have access to water, medication for a nursery child and building wells.”
I was very lucky to have the opportunity to visit this team during business hours, while I was in town last week for a conference. The team welcomed me with open arms (in fact, they even prepared a sign to welcome me with flags hanging on the wall!) and even allowed me to step into a treatment room with the permission of the patient.
Tim, who has been coming to this practice since the beginning, was on the chair for a long three-hour stretch of cosmetic teeth straightening. I was invited to go in while they were taking a short break for him to rest his jaw.
He was presented a ‘Certificate of Gratitude’ by the Greyholme team who gives this certificate at the end of the every treatment.
“Tim, this is to say just by having your teeth straightened, you built a well,” said Lianne after handing over the certificate. Tim was in disbelief, “No way. No kidding! I want to go to see it.” He smiled, and the potentially tiring and painful dental session somehow became cheerful and inviting.
This made me want to become a patient here. You really can feel everyone’s joy at Greyholme Dental Suite.
But it was not like this five years ago. “We had a really bad culture. It was not really nice to be here then,” said Lianne.
Both Lydia and Lianne repeatedly told me how having a strong mission to give and make a difference transformed their company, and how that now naturally attracts great team members.
“This is what we nurtured throughout the years, having that giving spirit,” said Lianne. “No potential team member gets through the door if they don’t have that.”
Greyholme’s reputation as a giving business has certainly spread over the years. Their team is often invited to speak around the UK too.
Giving has so many benefits, but the words of Dr. Martin really sum it up well:
“[It’s] so rewarding to see what your effort is contributing towards. And I wholeheartedly recommend everyone to get involved,” he said.
If you liked this story, please watch the video, share and spread the spirit of giving among your networks.
And if you are a business owner, we want you to jump on board and become part of this giving movement too! It might just make you and your customers smile even more than they already do.
Masami is the founder and CEO of B1G1. Despite being small, she is the guiding light behind almost every project in B1G1, from IT design to project management to guiding the culture! She is also an author of 3 books, GIVING BUSINESS, ONE and JOY.