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  • An Open Letter to Smile Train

    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.

  • #FundraisingFriday – Bellway homes

    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.

  • Happy Faces Edinburgh October

    29 Oct 2017 11:00 - 29 Oct 2017 12:30

    Happy Faces Edinburgh October

    We are excited to announce the next meeting of Happy Faces in Edinburgh.

  • Happy Faces Fife October meet up

    29 Oct 2017 14:30 - 29 Oct 2017 16:30

    Happy Faces Fife October meet up

    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.