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

Kirstie's story

Kirstie has had a number of operations to mend her unilateral cleft lip and palate.


Author: Melanie Baldwin

Paying for stitches

Traditionally, patients are often asked to buy some of the materials that are needed for their operation at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burns and Plastic Surgery, including sutures for the stitches they need.


Author: Melanie Baldwin

Sohag workshop

The CLEFT workshop is held annually in Sohag.


Author: Melanie Baldwin

Trek to Machu Picchu

We are very excited to be able to offer places on the Inca Trail in 2020. This promises to be one of the most fascinating and exciting challenges we have on offer in 2020.




Author: Melanie Baldwin

Location: Machu Picchu,,

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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