As a cleft surgeon I have first hand experience of how important it is for children and adults born with cleft lip and palate to have access to high quality care. CLEFT is a charity that is focused on providing permanent, sustainable ways to improve cleft care both in the UK and overseas. The charity sponsors research projects in the UK to help to identify the likely causes of clefts and also supports projects in lower-income countries to help provide long-term treatment and care for less privileged people born with clefts. The first part of my challenge was the London Marathon on Sunday 2nd October 2022 and now I will run the Berlin Marathon on Sunday 24th September 2023 to raise funds for this excellent cause. Victoria Beale