We aim to provide long-term, sustainable ways to bridge the gap in cleft care and knowledge in the UK and overseas

A Christmas Vegan Menu Masterclass - ONLINE EVENT

Are you looking for some foodie inspiration this Christmas? Then look no further, join us for an evening with Head Chef Gemma Doherty who will show you what to cook, how to cook it and will share her recipes with you so you can do it yourself.




Author: Melanie Baldwin

Location: ONLINE EVENT,,

Christmas Cards 2020

Pack of 8 Christmas Cards.

Mem Fox reads for CLEFT

Australia's best-selling children's author reads three of her books for CLEFT, including her number 1 book 'Possum Magic'.


Author: Melanie Baldwin

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Online wine tasting event raises £536!

We held our first online wine tasting event on Friday 13th and in spite of a technology glitch half way through, it was an enjoyable evening.


Author: Melanie Baldwin

Our impact

1 in 700

children are born with a cleft palate.


the cost of a cleft operation on a baby in a low-income country.


cost to give treatment over a lifetime.

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Breakthroughs in cleft research

  • VPI Paper in Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal

    The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal reviewed literature on palate re-repair for the treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) and cited the Sommerlad Protocol and Palate Repair technique of VPI as being very beneficial to patients with an 84% success rate. Read more

  • The genetics of cleft lip and palate

    Investigations into the genetics of cleft lip and palate to understand more about why cleft lip and palate occurs. Read more

  • TBX22 Mouse Model

    CLEFT has funded research into the investigation of a gene called the TBX22 that regulates important development events during normal palate function, in order to find new treatments. Read more

  • [email protected] now launched!

    We are delighted that the website [email protected] is now available. Read more