About Us

Children with Cleft Lip and Palate

Operation Restore Hope (ORHA) is an Australian charity for less fortunate children in the Philippines with birth defects and deformities, especially cleft lip and cleft palate.

The charity was founded in 1993 by Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Darryl Hodgkinson and has carried out more than 3,000 operations. It also provided countless other medical services, especially dental, to its recipients. Surgical missions are carried out each year to help the problem in a practical, hands on manner. We also partner with The Mijares Gurango Craniofacial Foundation in Manila to treat more difficult cases on an ongoing basis that are not suited to a mission environment.

What makes Operation Restore Hope Australia unique is that everyone in our organization is a volunteer, from our surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses to our administrators and accountants. This means that your donations go directly to helping children in need and not to overheads. Furthermore, Operation Restore Hope returns to the same communities every year where we not only provide medical equipment and supplies but partner with local medical professionals and NGOs to ensure that pre-operative screening and after care are available.

Help us help these children who can have and deserve a better tomorrow by becoming a member, getting involved or making a donation. All donations over $2.00 are fully tax deductible.

Thank you!