CLEFT is focused on providing permanent, sustainable ways to improve cleft care both in the UK and overseas. Broadly speaking, they can be described in two categories. Firstly through sponsorship of research projects in the UK to help identify the likely causes of clefts and secondly, by supporting projects in lower-income countries to help provide long-term treatment and care for less privileged people born with clefts.

I have supported the charity for a number of years and never cease to be amazed at the wonderful work they do. With the recent global pandemic I believe they need funds now more than ever. They are a truly global charity and with all the limits that have been in place for overseas and domestic travel there is no doubt that this will have impacted on their ability to carry out their vital work both overseas and also here in the UK - so I am keen to help support them in any way I can to maximize their opportunities.

Charlotte Tew