A sponsored walk is to be held in London this Sunday in memory of much-loved dentist, Anoop Maini, who tragically passed away last month.
The event, taking place on Sunday 15 September in London’s Regent’s Park, has been organised by marketeer Shaz Memon, and will raise funds for Wells on Wheels, which he launched in June.
The crowd-funding initiative saw the dental world achieve donations amounting to an incredible £20,000 in just 30 days.
The money paid for water drums on wheels to be delivered to rural India as an alternative for the women who risk their health daily, carrying heavy buckets of water on their heads to their communities.
News of the sudden death of Dr Maini, who was widely considered a pioneer in cosmetic dentistry shook the dental world.
Highly skilled in implant dentistry and orthodontics, Anoop was past president of the BACD and ESAO, and vice president of the board of directors for the BACD.
He also lectured internationally and was highly respected within the industry.
Shaz sees September’s charity walk as a tribute to Anoop’s legacy.
He said: ‘Regent’s Park has just confirmed that we can hold a sponsored walk to raise funds for Wells on Wheels.
‘I would like to invite you all to walk on Sunday 15 September, and to bring along your teams, families and children.
‘It would mean a lot to me if you could attend and help me to give young girls in rural India a better future.
‘The passing of Dr Anoop Maini has truly shaken the dental profession.
‘He was not only a renowned dentist, but was also a father, husband, son, mentor and overall inspiration to anyone with whom he came into contact.
‘This event, with the permission of his wife Neera Maini, is a tribute to Anoop.
‘Let’s do something amazing together in his name.’
The sponsored walk takes place on Sunday 15 September at Regent’s Park, London.
Registration is at 11:00am and the walk starts at 12:00 noon.
Participants will carry large bottles of water around the park’s lake to get a feeling of what carrying water in the rural villages may feel like.
Please register as an individual or team by visiting www.waterwalk.co.uk.