My name is Julie and I have been a speech and language therapist with the cleft team in Manchester since 1997. During this time, I have enjoyed working with a very committed team of cleft professionals, been involved in research, been Chair of the Speech and Language Therapy Clinical Excellence Network and Treasurer of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland.  I am a keen walker and love the outdoors and so joined CLEFT to support the charities fundraising in any way I can and hopefully through my contacts, friends and family will be able to encourage more people to join us.