As a cleft orthodontist, I know the difference access to high quality cleft care can make.

CLEFT is a charity focused on providing permanent, sustainable ways to improve cleft care both in the UK and overseas. They sponsor research projects in the UK to help identify the likely causes of clefts and support projects in lower-income countries to help provide long-term treatment and care for less privileged people born with clefts.

I ran Berlin Marathon on 24th September 2023 to raise funds for this excellent cause. Prior to the birth of my little girl during lockdown, I'd completed a couple of half ironmans, the Manchester marathon and was training for my second marathon when COVID hit. Berlin was my first big fitness challenge since becoming a Mum. Every penny donated helped to spur me round the 26.2 mile course and I wanted to say a massive thank you 💕 Ailbhe McMullin