"Compassion for the lives of children and adults with cleft lip and palate.
Working with the cleft team to provide high quality care for patients in the East of England
and in the developing world and elsewhere overseas as decided by the trustees
The charity's objects ("the objects") are the relief of sickness and the preservation of good health for patients with cleft lip and/or palate (cleft), with a focus on patients in the East of England region of the UK and in the developing world and elsewhere overseas as decided by the trustees, in particular but not exclusively by:
a) Helping cleft patients received the best treatment available;
b) Working with the Cleft. NET. East Team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital NHS;
c) Supporting the training and development of a medical team at Addenbrooke’s;
d) Providing or assisting in the provision of funding for equipment, projects and facilities, not normally provided by the statutory authorities, for the East of England region’s hospitals;
e) Raising awareness of cleft and seeking to improve cleft services;
f) Supporting research into the cause, treatment and prevention of cleft for the public benefit;
g) Supporting treatment and care for cleft patients in the developing world.
CamSmile Trustees will ensure that they carry out our charity's charitable aims and objectives for the benefits of the public.
The constitution has been revised in accordance to the Charity Commission model and the amendments are made on 7th June 2018 to the constitution that was originally adopted on 10th November 2017.
The constitution has been adopted on the 7th JUNE 2018.
We are respectful and appreciative of the NHS and committed to support the cleft care team to provide the highest quality of care for all, by working with the team, listening and engaging with patients.
We are supporting the work of medical professionals in the developing world, who are providing free reconstructive surgery for patients who are not able to access specialised care and therefore live a lifetime in isolation.
Those affected with cleft who do not receive surgery develop problems with feeding, speech, hearing, accessing education and developing social skills. Exclusion from education, employment and society is significant and sadly has great consequences on both individuals and their families.
After surgery patients have a chance of living a happier life, now no longer hiding, feeling accepted within their community and have more opportunities to access education and employment, thereby reducing poverty. This will improve their lives in socially and economically disadvantaged communities in the developing world.
HOW YOU CAN HELP US:
You can donate on Golden Giving
FOR BACS DONATION, CAN YOU PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US FOR OUR BANK DETAILS:
Donating by cheque, made payable to CamSmile. Can you please email Mary or Andy for our postal address.
NEWSPAPERS ARTICLE AND YOUTUBE LINK
Cambridge Newsletter 2012
Cambridge Newsletter 2014
Striving for better care for people born with cleft lip and/or palate, in the East of England & in the developing world and elsewhere overseas as decided by the trustees
Working together with health professionals for a better cleft care in the UK and overseas. Their dedication for health services is truly inspiring!
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