EMEA Recruitment is pleased to announce that international medical charity Operation Smile has become the official partner of our podcast.
We hope to raise vital funds and awareness of the work that Operation Smile does to deliver free surgery to children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate.
This ongoing charity partnership kicks off with a podcast dedicated to the work carried out by Operation Smile, with one of its Consultant Anaesthetists and UK Medical Director, Dr. Phil McDonald.
In future episodes of the EMEA Recruitment podcast, listeners will continue to hear about the worldwide impact of Operation Smile and be encouraged to donate.
A cleft is more than just a visual condition. It impacts every aspect of a person’s life. However, it can take as little as 45 minutes and cost just £150 to provide surgery on an Operation Smile medical mission – this can change a life forever.
As EMEA Recruitment’s podcast partner, Operation Smile is hoping to change numerous lives.
It’s something that our Founder, Paul Toms, has a strong personal connection with, as he was born with a cleft lip and palate.
“I was lucky enough to have the expertise of great NHS dentists and surgeons to work on my case,” he explained. “I can’t compare the challenges I faced with those of the young children Operation Smile help.
“All I can say is that, from my experience over the years, I changed from being afraid my uniqueness would define me, to embracing the fact that it defined me.”
Paul added: “When I read about the challenges some children and parents across the world have to endure to receive the surgical care they need, and the amazing team at Operation Smile that can help bring safe cleft surgery to them, I knew I wanted to help in any way I could.
“I want to help children experience the support, care and skill that I experienced on my journey, and hope we can do this with Operation Smile.”
Listen to Dr. Phil McDonald’s podcast episode here.
Learn more about our partnership with Operation Smile and donate at: emearecruitment.eu/operation-smile