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On October 10th QPR hosted a Brushathon at Loftus Road stadium which was supported by Colgate, the NHS and Hammersmith & Fulham council. Over 600 local primary school children were welcomed to the club and were taught on the importance of brushing their teeth for 2 minutes, once in the morning and once at night. The atmosphere was incredible, with all the children very enthusiastic and responsive, making lots of noise and joining in with the fun and games. The crowd got a surprise before the Brushathon began when they caught a glimpse of the club’s mascot Spark who got the children even more excited by waving his toothbrush in the air and quickly running back into the tunnel. Spark then led the important guests from the dental health industry in a guard of honour with England’s Chief Dental Officer, Barry Cockcroft. As they walked out on to the pitch following Spark who waved his enormous toothbrush in the air, they received a massive cheer from all the children as they also waved their toothbrushes. However, the Brushathon’ special guest, none other than QPR defender Nedum Onouha was given the biggest cheer of the day! Nedum gave the crowd a warm welcome before heading up to the upper loft stand with Spark where he spoke to the children, took pictures, gave Hi 5’s and brushed his teeth with them in their 2 minute brushing challenge. The event was a great success with all those involved had fun whilst learning about the importance of maintaining good oral health at the same time.

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