Tamiley's Trek for Teeth

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How does a 50k trek over the Peak District's harshest environments in torrential rain, all against the clock sound? 

That's exactly what Orthodontic Therapist Tamiley Morris did for UHNM Charity to raise just over £1,300 towards a digital scanner in her department.

 

Tamiley completed the '50K Trekfest the Peaks' in a time of 12 hours and one minute.

She told us: "The trek was tough but overall it went really well. I have to say I was a bit gutted to have missed out on the 12-hour mark and being inducted into the Trekfest Hall of Fame, but it motivates you for your next challenge!"

Tamiley's route took her along the Pennine Way, via up Jacob's Ladder and Kinder Scout.

"I started at 7am and finished at 7.01pm, trekking through all seasons and conditions via three checkpoints. The work and training I put into doing this challenge was not only worth it but really enjoyable, for example I learnt to do long distance running to complete that side of it and met loads of amazing people."

The funds raised will go towards a new scanner for Orthodontics at the Royal Stoke, which will use the latest technology to improve patient comfort during clinics.

Tamiley added: "Even though I did my trek in August, I've still got the bruising on my feet now! But it's all totally worth it to improve the experience and comfort of my patients who might struggle with existing techniques used in impressioning."

Tamiley's story was also featured in the Orthodontic National Group magazine.

James from UHNM Charity presented Tamiley with her congratulatory big cheque along with Mr Jinesh Shah, Orthodontic Consultant and Clinical Lead.