The charity has been part of my life since it began more than 10 years ago but I did not become a trustee until a few years later when persuaded by the previous chairwoman. It has been an important part of the life of our whole family and their friends. All have been involved in some way – running, cycling, helping with the website and being part of the concerts and other events. My two visits (self-funded as are all trustees’ trips) to Bangladesh have helped me to understand how important is the project there and shown me how much the staff and patients in Dhaka Medical College Hospital appreciate the work of CLEFT.