Concert to support charity dentists

North Bridge Dental Clinic's Ian and Gillian McInnes
North Bridge Dental Clinic's Ian and Gillian McInnes

A fund-raising concert will be held later this month in aid of a Hawick dental team preparing for a mercy mission to Tanzania.

All profits from the event – which will feature violinist and conductor Andrew Sherwood and well-known local pianist and conductor James Letham – will support the work of Ian and Gillian McInnes, from the North Bridge Dental Clinic, who are setting off on August 30 to take their expertise to a country where 70 per cent of the population have no access to any form of dental care. They will be part of a team of dentists and nurses volunteering with the charity Bridge2aid.

Ian and Gillian will teach dental techniques, oral and hand hygiene and sterilising procedures, and expect to treat up to 100 patients a day

The concert will see Andrew and James take centre stage with a programme of light and popular classics, on Saturday, February 28, at 7.30pm, at Monteviot House, near Jedburgh.

Tickets £10 from www.borderevents.com/box-office, 01750 725480 and North Bridge Dental Clinic on 372187.