Over the past few weeks – and supported by residents and Whitgift House’s chefs – care staff team members Angela, Vessie, Mercy and Tammy have been slimming and raising funds for Smile Train UK.

Whitgift Care, has partnered with the leading children’s cleft charity, Smile Train UK for 2021, and this fundraiser was the latest in a series of fundraising events for residents, staff and their families living in its care homes and sheltered housing.

Cleft lip and palate is the most common facial difference in the UK, with around 200,000 babies born with a cleft worldwide every year. Without cleft surgery, more than 90% of these children will die by the age of 20 if they do not receive treatment*.

To date, Smile Train has supported over 1.5 million cleft surgeries worldwide. The charity was picked by Whitgift Care after residents voted they would like to change the lives of children and babies around the world.

about Whitgift Care

Wilhelmina House is a residential care home that also offers respite care. It is part of a group of care settings called Whitgift Care and run by education and care charity, John Whitgift Foundation.

Whitgift Care’s other care settings include the historic 425-year-old Whitgift Almshouses in central Croydon offering sheltered living, and Whitgift House, a purpose-built care home in South Croydon offering sheltered, nursing and respite.

If you are considering care for yourself or a loved one, Whitgift Care is a place you can call home.