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In August 1997, on the Bank Holiday Monday, Damien Honey and some of his friends met to take part in the Rick Parsons Memorial Pub Crawl, raising money for medical charities with a connection to Richard's condition.Read more
25 Oct 2017 12:00 - 25 Oct 2017 14:00
Happy Faces Birmingham will meet for the second time on Wednesday 25th October and every last Wednesday of the month after that.More information
We at the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) were disgusted by Smile Train’s recent ‘halloween’ themed direct mailings. These mailings, which suggest that babies with unrepaired clefts are in some way ‘scary’ are deeply hurtful and offensive.
Margaret Soldani’s grandson, Noah Stafford, was born with a bilateral cleft lip in January, and has since had two successful operations at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to treat the condition. Margaret, who is the sales advisor at Bellway’s Orchard Place development in Evesham, said the support her family and Noah had received from CLAPA had been brilliant.
29 Oct 2017 11:00 - 29 Oct 2017 12:30
We are excited to announce the next meeting of Happy Faces in Edinburgh.
29 Oct 2017 14:30 - 29 Oct 2017 16:30
Our Happy Faces Groups are for children who were born with a cleft and their families and those who are expecting a baby who will be born with a cleft.