We are a charity focused on providing permanent, sustainable, ways to improve cleft care in both the UK and overseas.

Registered with the Charity Commission in 2007, CLEFT has been set up by the North Thames Cleft Lip and Palate Centre based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London, and the St Andrew’s Centre, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford Essex.

Meet our team

The day-to-day running of the charity is overseen by a board of trustees. Applications for project funding are considered by a Research Steering Group who, with their specialist medical knowledge, make recommendations to the trustees for their final decision on grants.


Overseas Steering group

Our overseas activities are monitored by our Overseas Steering Group who also make recommendations in relation to our overseas expenditure.

Research Steering group