Earlier this year we brought you the story of Bracknell Dentist, Dr Bob To who was aiming to raise £5000.00 by completing the toughest footrace on earth, the Marathon Des Sables.   This week we have heard that Bob has well and truly smashed his fundraising target and raised a whopping £5564.40. 

Bob who works at the Blueberry Dental Surgery started his epic adventure on the 5th April and decided to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation as he has detected 14 patients with cancer.   Bob says “.  Early detection has helped these patients to make an amazing recovery and go on to enjoy their future well-being”. 

The Marathon des Sables is a six-day, 251 km ultramarathon, which is approximately the distance of six regular marathons. The longest single stage is 91 km long. This multi-race is held every year in southern Morocco and attracts 1000 runners from all over the world. The first event of the Marathon started in 1986.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is hugely grateful to Bob for such a mammoth fundraising effort.