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Let’s Help Our Children Thrive

OUR PURPOSE

 In 2019, we launched Gold for Kids as a way of turning reclaimed precious metals from dental restorations into cash for children’s charities.

Using the precious metal in dental restorations and old jewellery…

We collect precious metals from dental restorations and old jewellery.

The metal used in these restorations is insignificant when it´s only one piece, but it can quickly add up after months of practice from different practitioners across the country.

…to raise money…

We then use a metal refinery process aimed to maximise the value of its worth, selling the bars of precious metals to the leading jewellery industry traders for cash.

… and help our children thrive

We use our secure storage facilities and provide pre-paid envelopes with insurance for the transport of these goods to ensure your donation ends up where it should!

Our goal is to donate the raised money to different local and established charities dedicated to the wellbeing of underprivileged children.

ABOUT US

For years we’ve wanted to find a creative way of supporting the most vulnerable children, those with no choice. Yet they are our future. 

Are you with us? Let’s help our children thrive.

Leticia Casanova: Trustee

I am a dentist who specialises in Periodontics. Having studied in New York I relocated to the UK where I started practising and completed my PhD in Diabetes. After teaching at Guy’s hospital for 7 years and working in different dental clinics, my husband and I started our dental clinic London Periodontics and Implant Dentistry – more recently called BITE. It was then, when we realised the amount of scrap precious metal which accumulates over time. After becoming a mother myself, we came up with the idea of using the discarded precious dental restorations and old jewelry to raise money for underprivileged children. We are very privileged to have been born into nourishing homes and parents and we must be as active as we can in bringing balance to those suffering from unfortunate inequality.

My husband and I have 4 children and I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being in nature and painting.

David Holmes: Trustee

I am a dentist who specialises in Implants, biomaterials and biomimetics. I trained in New York and Sydney. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial streak and aside from our dental practice I founded ‘FollowApp Care’, a communications platform designed to monitor the aftercare of patients in the dental and healthcare sector. I knew about how discarded precious dental restorations were disposed of through scrap metal companies, and it was when we started our practice that we felt empowered to change the old ways and do what’s right, give the patients a voice, and a choice to donate what’s theirs to underprivileged children through our charity Gold For Kids.

My wife and I have 4 children and I enjoy spending time with my family, researching new ideas and doing water sports.

Dame Bridget Ogilvie: Trustee

I am a Trustee of Gold for Kids. I greatly respect its aims and decision to support children who are deprived in various ways.

I am a biologist who undertook scientific research as a staff member of the Medical Research Council for 17 years and then worked for the Wellcome Trust for 19 years, ultimately as its Director. For this work I was made a DBE, and a Fellow of the Royal Society and several other scientific societies.

I enjoy the company of family and friends, walking, travel, opera and going to exhibitions of many kinds.

Kimberly MacGregor

I am a British-Portuguese dentist, born and raised in Cascais, Portugal. I practiced for a few years in London until I moved to New York to specialize in Prosthodontics. It was a truly rewarding experience both academically and personally. I became a mother to two beautiful girls, and decided to return closer to home to be near my family. I currently work in private practice in London and teach at the Eastman Dental Institute.

I joined Gold For Kids shortly after I returned to London. On a daily basis, Dentists discard a huge amount of dental waste, with significant economic value. GFK collects these by-products and uses all the recycled value for the benefit of children in our community. It is such a simple and brilliant idea to give back. I have been privileged to have had the love and support from my family, and my husband and I are now providing for our own children. It is unsettling to know that there are so many children living in poverty and not having the nurturing support I had when growing up, which made me who I am today. I am committed to help Gold For Kids grow and achieve its true potential, and be part of the change.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exploring the outdoors and playing tennis.

As a young organisation we are looking to expand and grow in different areas of the UK and the rest of the world.

Whether you think you could take Gold For Kids to your area, or you are looking for a way to contribute to the project, please get in touch. We are looking for volunteers!

TELEPHONE:

+44 2075639989

E-MAIL: 

   info@goldforkids.org

ADDRESS

     London, United Kingdom

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