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Yorkshire dentists help Moroccan children

Dozens of children in Morrocco will now be able to have urgent dental care thanks to the generosity of a group of Yorkshire dentists. Around 100 dentists and their practice staff attended a ball in Leeds to raise money to send a dental nurse to Morroco to help children suffering dental problems.

The people of El Jabeh in North East Morrocco have no access to dental health care and only one doctor for 50,000 people .

Dental Mavericks, is a charity, set up to help children in need of dentistry around the world. This is the third year the charity has sent a team of dentists to Morocco. Chris Benfield from Leeds, who is a founding member, said the experience had been life changing.

"I've been a dentist for 20 years now and it is good to give back in life. To get these kids out of daily pain and to work with such a great team of people has been the most rewarding thing that I have done in my career. "

– Chris Benfield, Dental Mavericks

A Taste of Morocco For Leeds Food Lovers

Last year almost 40,000 people flocked to Millennium Square in Leeds for the Love Food Festival Credit: Leeds City Council

Organisers of Leeds Loves Food Festival have announced a new market will join the hundreds of other stalls at this year's event.

The Moroccan Market of Handicraft will be on Briggate from Wednesday 23 May to Sunday 27 May.

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