Ballymoney health experts prepare to help Albania’s poor

A number of health experts from the north Antrim area are preparing to fly to Albania to provide care for some of the country’s poorest citizens.

Anne Bell, a dental nurse from Family Dental Care in Ballymoney, is one of a group of volunteers who will be travelling to the area around Pogredec in September to offer health advice and dental treatment to the Albanians.

Travelling to Albania along with Anne will be Dr Brian Lynchh and his wife Noreen as well as Dr Andrew Brown.

Anne explained: “I become involved five years ago through the charity Adopt a Child and I was asked to travel to Albania as they were looking for a dental nurse.

“I said I would do it for one year but ended up going each year for the last five years. It is a very good thing to do, however, as the people in Albania have very little.

“The work blesses us and they bless us too.

“Dr Brian Lynch from the Dry Arch Medical Centre in Armoy and his wife Noreen, who will be nursing to him, will provide medical check ups as they are not permitted to provide treatment.

“I will be acting as a dental nurse to Ballymoney dentist Dr Andrew Brown who will be providing dental treatment to some of the poorest people in the area.

“We will be looking after the full age range from children right through to the elderly.”

The team will travel to Albania in September and will work in a number of towns for a week.

To finance the trip, they are required to fundraise so they have organised a Family Quiz Night on Friday, June 14th.

The Family Quiz Night will be held in Ballymoney Football Club’s premises and will commence at 7.30pm sharp.

As well as all the fun of a quiz night, there will also be a raffle and a fundraising auction that evening.