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Monday, September 23, 2013
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Anna Martindale
23 Sep 2013
04:04 AM

Cambodia 2013: Week Two

Arrival in Phnom Penh

It is nearly two weeks since we left the UK and started our journey to Phnom Penh! We arrived in the capital on Wednesday 11th September and spent the first few days house hunting. After a weekend of immersing ourselves in this new country and its rich culture, we began our first hectic week!

We are based in three different hospitals that conduct Cleft Lip and Palate repairs in the city. These are the "Children's Surgical Centre", "Preah Ket Melea…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Posted by:
Anna Martindale
11 Sep 2013
04:12 AM

Cambodia 2013: Week One

Multi-coloured feathers? Check.
Ear-piercingly shrill whistles? Check.
Bubbles and balloons? Check and check!

Fear not dear readers, we're not gearing up for "Notting Hill Carnival: The sequel". We're two Newly Qualified Speech and Language Therapists about to embark on an adventure to the Far East. Phnom Penh, Cambodia to be exact. We're jetting off to various Cleft Palate Units in the capital of Cambodia to volunteer our Speech Therapy Services...with our nifty therapy tools in tow!

Did you know?
  • Roughly 1 in 700 babies are born with a cleft lip or palate each year, with a higher incidence amongst…

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Friday, March 08, 2013
Posted by:
Edit Walsh
08 Mar 2013
02:20 AM

08 MARCH 2013

Finally spring has come! Don't be fooled by the occasional rain and fog; winter is now officially over. Islington, where our offices are based, is rather lovely around this time of year; we have a couple of small parks and a leafy canal with boats. I've banned my winter coat to the darkest corner of my wardrobe, Claire goes on long bicycle rides during her lunch break and Anna is looking forward to make use of the terrace on her new house.

Spring is time for the new and our Adult Voices group has…

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Friday, February 15, 2013
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Edit Walsh
15 Feb 2013
01:23 AM

15 Feb 2013

The longest & darkest month of the year is over and it is only a few weeks away from spring. Forget your New Year's resolutions, they were never meant to be kept anyway. I certainly feel no guilt for returning to my bad habits (wine) and get on with my life. I am looking forward to leaving work when it is still daylight and watch the new buds spring up on the trees.

I always seem to go into a hibernating mode during the winter months and it appears our website had the…

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Friday, January 18, 2013
Posted by:
Edit Walsh
18 Jan 2013
02:45 AM

18 JAN 2013

Happy New Year Everyone! 2013 took off well for CLAPA, Bonnie Studd started with us as a fundraising intern to give much needed help to Louise. We also reshuffled the seating arrangement in the office, so we don't get bored seeing and chatting to the same people all the time grin However, all you can see here now are boxes upon boxes of bottles as our annual supply of special feeding bottles turned up this week. At least it keeps us warm and cosy.

We are looking…

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