Charity Work

Facing the World

Jonathan is a medical volunteer with the charity Facing the World. Founded just over 10 years ago, Facing the World aims to give children from developing countries access to life changing craniofacial surgery. This usually involves bringing them and their parents to the UK for treatment. More recently, the charity has set up links to the surgical centre at Da Nang hospital, Vietnam to support its work treating the large number of craniofacial deformities children there are born with.

Jonathan has helped plan and operate on Facing the World cases in the UK (link to Trinny story) and has taken part in the medical mission to Vietnam since he became a consultant. His aim for this year is to introduce orthognathic planning and surgery to Da Nang and support its development as one of the few units in Vietnam offering this technique.

In the meantime, Jonathan embraces his midlife crisis by doing Triathlons in aid of Facing the World.