With the festivities now over for another twelve months, the start of a new year is often a time of reflection and our thoughts begin to turn to our goals and hopes for the months ahead.
One charity hoping to remain at the forefront of people’s minds this year is Smile Train.
Smile Train is the largest international cleft-focused charity, and your support throughout 2023 could give a child living with an untreated cleft the opportunity to live a healthy life filled with smiles.
Every three minutes, somewhere in the world, a baby is born with a cleft. Left untreated, babies can experience difficulties with their breathing, eating, and hearing and in some cases, be shunned from their community.
Here in the UK, babies born with a cleft receive free, high-quality treatment from birth on the NHS. However, this isn’t the case for many other countries around the world, where the treatment can be hard to access or too expensive.
Smile Train’s vision is to have a world where every person has access to safe, high-quality comprehensive cleft care and is able to live a full and healthy life. Smile Train’s journey began with an idea: Local experts could provide cleft care to those in need in a sustainable way. More than 1.5 million cleft surgeries, and 2,100+ empowered doctors, nurses, speech therapists, nutritionists, dentists, and so many others later, this idea has powered us to become the global leader in cleft care.
So, why not consider starting your year with a change-making donation to Smile Train and give the gift of a smile for 2023?
To donate to Smile Train, please visit: smiletrain.org.uk/donation
Happy New Year!