Professor Ros Keeton, Chairman
Who we are
The BDA Benevolent Fund was established in 1883. The charity provides financial aid to dental students, dentists and their families in need, whether they are in training, in practice, have left the profession or are retired. The BDA Benevolent Fund is an unincorporated charity, registered with the Charity Commission.
Board of Trustees
The charity is overseen by a Board of Trustees, all of whom are volunteers from the dental profession. The current board are;
Chairman: Professor Ros Keeton
Vice-Chairman: Dr. Austin Banner
Treasurer: Dr. Ann Rockey
Trustees: Dr. Bill Creedon, Dr. Chris Hayward, Dr. Philip Henderson, Dr. Julie Kirkby, Dr. Stuart Robson,
Vice Presidents: Dr. Viorica Bergman, Dr. Richard Elvin, Dr. Bill Nichols, Dr. Mavis Phipps, Dr. John Sandham, Professor Philip Sutcliffe, Dr. Peter Swiss, Dr. Sylvia Theaker, Professor Nairn Wilson, Dr. Shirley Zangwill
How are we funded?
The BDA Benevolent Fund relies on voluntary donations. The charity is independent of the BDA and doesn’t receive any money from them. However, the BDA gift an office space and facilities allowing us to keep our costs down, for which we are grateful.
The money we raise to help meet the requests for support comes from fellow dentists and their families and dental companies. This can be via Local Dental Committees, collections at BDA branch meetings or events, individuals contributing regularly, dental companies offering us sponsorship or donating direction and funds given towards our Christmas appeal as well as legacies.
We do not receive funding from the government, other grant-giving organisations or lotteries. Without the help of our generous donors, we could not continue to provide vital support.
If you are interested in donating, sponsoring us or offering gifts in kind, we would love to hear from you.
Registered charity number: 208146