A dental nurse is taking her skills to Romania this summer to work with underprivileged children.
Chloe Rankine (22) will travel to Hunedoara with Vision Romania where she will volunteer at one of the charity’s children’s activity camps.
As well as helping lead the children in games and fun activities, Chloe will help the youngsters, aged seven to 11, with dental care.
Chloe, who works with NHS Fife, is taking part in the 10-day trip with her colleague Faye Parker after finding out about the visit from her boss.
She said: “The children don’t get access to regular dental care but it isn’t just a trip to the dentist for them.
“They get to have fun and try out different games and we get the chance to look at their teeth.
“It is part of a summer camp and it’s partly about just getting them out of the conditions that they live in because they are so bad. We provide them with a healthy meal in a clean enviroment.”
Vision Romania provides Christian care, financial support and respite to Romanian underprivileged children and their families.
The charity runs two camps each year, one in May and the other in July, which Chloe will be attending.
She said: “Volunteering is something I’ve been thinking about for a while so this seemed like a good way to try it out for a short time.”
Before heading to Romania, Chloe has to raise £600 to fund the expedition.
She is planning a race night to raise cash and you can also make a donation at www.justgiving.com/chloe-rankine