May 6, 2020 12.25 pm This story is over

Video: Adorable Stanley, 5, appeals for cleft charity donations

“It’s my birthday next week, I don’t need any presents but CLAPA needs your help”

A charismatic Lincoln boy has produced a touching lockdown video about a charity very close to his heart.

Stanley Kettleborough is a five year old boy from Lincoln who began his life in difficult circumstances.

His parents, Danielle and Carl, were told that Stanley was going to be born with a cleft, which is a gap or split in the upper lip or roof of your mouth.

Stanley shot the video next to a picture of himself as a baby.

He had an operation at just four months old to treat this, and may also require bone graft surgery before his adult teeth come through.

CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association) is a charity that works with children like Stanley. The organisation is struggling with fundraising due to the coronavirus pandemic.

To raise awareness for the charity, as well as for Cleft awareness week, Stanley has brought out this video explaining what the charity do.

“It’s also my birthday next week. I don’t need any presents, but CLAPA needs YOUR help” says Stanley in the impossibly cute video.

To donate to Stanley’s cause, click here.

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