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.

As CLEFT UK student ambassadors from the University of Leicester, we also hope to raise awareness of what cleft lip and palate are, with the hope of getting the community around us involved in helping this charity meet its mission.

Rishi Notaney