CLEFT Update

The new student section of CLEFT has been running for a couple of months now and is a really exciting development for us. Chaired by Mahaveer Sangha, a final year medical student at University College London, students from all around the UK are giving up their time to fundraise and raise awareness about CLEFT and the condition. The students are studying subjects involved in multi-disciplinary cleft care: medicine, speech and language therapy and dentistry and in time, we hope to expand this to all the cleft disciplines. These students are the cleft professionals of the future, and we are delighted to have them on board.

In the last month, a running group has been set up in Bristol (below left), two quizzes have been held (middle picture) as well as a lecture on suturing (below right) but there is much more in the diary, including an art exhibition which will be held in Manchester in December.


If you are interested in attending the art exhibition, details can be found at 

Look out for our Christmas appeal which will be launched in the next couple of weeks to raise £5000 to buy two surgical sets for the surgeons in Bangladesh. The instruments are essential for the surgeons to continue their excellent work. 

Online event: The Noise Next Door Comedy Night

18th November 2021 at 8.30pm

Twelve time sell-out, The Noise Next Door are veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, they leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents.

Taking audience suggestions, the cheeky and charming quartet, transform them into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, epic stories, and explosive physicality.

The Noise Next Door have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, they were nominated for a Chortle Award in 2014, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill.  

Ticket price: £10.00

Online event: Celebrity Christmas Quiz

10th December 2021 


We are super excited to have the lovely Sharon Marshall back again to host our Christmas Quiz Night. Sharon is best known for her appearance as resident soap expert on ITV's This Morning show, but she is also a writer and journalist. During our quiz in July, Sharon brought a great level of fun and laughter and we cannot wait to see this again, even bigger and better for our Christmas Special! There will also be some celebrity guests who will be making an appearance throughout the rounds to ask some of the questions.

If you would like to bring a team, we just ask that you make a donation of any amount. Teams of up to 6 people. Sharon will again be judging the 'Best Named Team' competition on the night too - so think carefully about what you're going to call yourselves!! There will also be a trophy for the winning team.

It really was an evening of great fun in July and we hope that you will join us again to make this quiz even better!

Ticket price: a donation of your choice.

Christmas cards

Our Christmas cards are now on sale - £4.50/ pack. There are two designs to choose from and come in packs of 10.