Our charity of the month for March is SMILE TRAIN, a charity focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate.

Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly, aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job  and face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache.

The good news is every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as £150 and takes as little as 45 minutes.

This is Smile Train’s mission:

  • To provide free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries.
  • To provide free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals.

Until there are no more children who need help and the problem of clefts is eradicated.

Click on the link for more information on Smile Train