Here in the UK we are so very lucky to have such a wonderful NHS that supports families from the first scan through to adult life.  The sad fact that parents from less developed countries have very little or no support medically and that their wider family and villagers often ostracise cleft children is heart breaking. 

My passion for the CLEFT charity has grown as I have become more aware of the amazing work it undertakes worldwide and the positive impact it has on so many lives.  The charity touches the lives of less fortunate families through local surgery, training and education; and here in the UK through our funded grassroots research programmes. Reading the stories on our website highlights its effectiveness.

I regularly attend the trustee meetings, work closely with our Student Ambassadors and promote the charity at every opportunity, I have run (and walked) the London Parks half marathon 3 times, I have cycled the London Prudential 100 miles cycle ride 3 times and climbed Kilimanjaro in 2019 in aid of CLEFT (read my story here).