DENTISTS from Redditch have brought smiles to the faces of African children by pushing themselves to the limit.
Husband and wife Dinesh and Sarbjit Phakkey from Dentist@Redhouse on Prospect Hill teamed up with their son and daughter Rajan and Asha to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The family raised more than £6,000 for Educaid Africa, which aims to improve educational opportunities for children in Kenya.
While they were planning their trip, their colleagues led by dental nurse Sam Lloyd completed the 5km Pretty Muddy obstacle course to raise £780 for Cancer Research UK.
Dinesh said: “The 5,895m climb was almost unimaginably more difficult than we had anticipated but we made it. It was a rewarding experience, not only in reaching the summit and the accompanying sense of achievement, but also in the breath-taking views that we witnessed.
“We are grateful for the support we received from family, friend and patients. The charity we support is close to our hearts as we believe the value of education cannot be underestimated.”