Charity event to honour dentist Anoop Maini draws in 100+ walkers
More than 120 people took part in a charity walk to honour dentist Anoop Maini, who tragically passed away recently.
Money was raised for the charity Wells on Wheels, which provides a rolling solution to water carriers in India.
Participants walked two miles around the boating lake in Regent’s Park in London, each carrying heavy bottles of water.
Organised by dental marketing expert, Shaz Memon, the event added to funds already raised, bringing it to a total of £27,000.
‘This walk was a tribute to Anoop’s legacy,’ Shaz Memon said about the event.
‘And it was also a great way to create awareness as well as raise funds for those women who deserve an easier life supplying their communities with water.
‘I’d like to thank all those volunteers who gave up their time to help.
‘And everyone who attended to raise funds for Wells on Wheels and especially the Maini family for supporting the cause.
‘A big thank you to Rishi Tibrewal, from TURI events, for his organisation skills.’
Shiraz Khan, Nilesh Parmar and the ‘Singing Dentist’ (Milad Shadrooh) were amongst those who took part in the walk.
TV presenter and radio host, Lizzie Cundy, also joined Anoop’s family and some of his patients on the walk.
Drums purchased through Wells on Wheels are designed to ease the burden on the many women who risk their health daily carrying heavy buckets of water on their heads to their communities.
Thanks to the walkers who participated, Wells on Wheels will purchase 100 wheels, with a further 400 planned.
For more information, visit www.wellsonwheels.co.uk.