I am taking part in London to Brighton bike ride to raise funds for CLEFT charity. Having a member of my family born with a cleft, I know how difficult it is and how much care and support they need through their life.

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.

Monika Leska-Terka