As most of you know my son Joseph was born with a cleft lip and palate. He has received excellent care from the NHS and cleft charities at no cost to ourselves so I would like to raise funds for CLEFT to enable them to continue with their work.

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.

Joseph today, age 14

Alison Bullyment