My Grandson, Arthur, was born with a cleft lip and palate. He had a tough start, with feeding being a major challenge for the first 8 months of his life, but he's strong willed and very determined! Following his lip repair at 3 months, and palate repair at 6 months, slowly but surely things improved and he's now 13mo and thriving.

Arthur's surgeon, Brian Sommerlad, set up CLEFT, a wonderful charity that provides long-term, sustainable ways to improve cleft care, and I'll be walking for them.

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. Richard Mumford