I was born with a cleft lip and palate in 1951, which was successfully repaired at Great Ormond Street Hospital, at a time when to my knowledge, there were no cleft teams as such.

I have had a long career in sales and marketing and have run my own business for the past 15 years as a care fees planning specialist, providing advice to the elderly moving into care. I have a high profile for this work and present seminars most weeks, regularly report to the National press with case study articles and make radio broadcasts

I would like to help younger adults and encourage them as much as I am able, as well as assisting CLAPA generally in awareness. I live in Surrey and my hobbies include motorcycling.