Published on

A dentist who scooped a bronze medal at the British Empire Games back in 1950 is to be an Olympic torchbearer for London 2012.

Tony Chivers, MBE, was celebrating having been successfully being chosen.

The 91-year-old vice president of the BDA Benevolent Fund has secured his moment in history 62 years after scooping a bronze medal in the three-mile run at the Empire Games held in Auckland in New Zealand.

Nominated by the Benevolent Fund, Tony was formerly its chairman and is a recipient of the MBE for his services to dentistry.

Still a keen sportsman, he spends a great deal of his time raising awareness and funds for charity, having most recently completed a 100-mile rowing challenge in aid of the Ben Fund and the Dentist’s Health Support Trust.

The London 2012 Organising Committee received tens of thousands of exceptional nominations for the honour of Torchbearer during its ‘Moment to Shine’ campaign.

Competition was incredibly tough, with only 8,000 places available for people to carry the Olympic Flame across the UK, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey for the Olympic Torch Relay.

After serving his country as an RAF pilot during the War, he went on to have his own practice in Hampshire. In 1996 he was awarded the MBE for his services to dentistry.


Tags: , ,

Recent news articles

Free Teeth Straightening Guide
Free Teeth Straightening Guide

Published on 14th March 2018

Would you like to learn more about Short Term Orthodontics and the various treatment options that are available? We have a simple “Free Teeth Straightening…

FHDC Dentists in Leeds Logo
IMPORTANT: Traffic Disruption 6 March 2018

Published on 8th March 2018

Latest Update: The practice is now open (well done Georgette for first one to get there). The rest of the team are on the way…

FHDC Dentist Car Park in Snow
FHDC is open despite the snow… But call to confirm

Published on 1st March 2018

We are still open despite the bad weather. Our opening hours might change slightly so it’s best to call on 0113 275 1323 to double…

Good Luck to Megan

Published on 16th February 2018

Everyone at FHDC would like to wish Megan all the very best for the future in her new role as Office Manager at the University…

Dental Veneers are a popular dental treatment
Focus on Dental Veneers

Published on 6th February 2018

Dental Veneers are now one of the most requested services at our Leeds based dental clinic. What are Dental Veneers you might be asking? Well…

Beware of rogue teeth whitening
Beware of Illegal Teeth Whitening

Published on 6th February 2018

A recent BBC report warns people to be aware of illegal tooth whitening after a number of beauticians have been found performing illegal teeth whitening…

Subscribe for news and offers...