Saturday 5 October 2013 is New Zealand Cleft Awareness Day.
Cleft Lip and Palate is New Zealand’s most common developmental condition that can’t be fixed in a single procedure. Yet is it given the level of attention that would be expected? The simple answer to that is no.
We think this is quite sad really, for something so common to largely fall through the gaps (if you’ll pardon the pun) of public knowledge and understanding.
We are determined to change that. On Saturday 5 October we were in communities around New Zealand raising awareness (and funds by selling sausages). Huge thanks to all those who supported us on the day either financially by donating, buying sausages or by helping us staff the sausage sizzles on the day – we couldn’t have done it without you! We raised about $1,000 on the day which is a great effort!
Check out the photos below from the various locations around New Zealand!