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CLAPA's 40th Anniversary
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On Thursday 27th June, CLAPA celebrated our 40th anniversary with proud Patron Carol Vorderman leading a round of thank-you speeches to founding members and Trustees past and present.Read more
27 Jul 2019 11:00 - 27 Jul 2019 14:00
Exciting news!! Your local CLAPA group in Leicester is holding a summer Picnic in the Park.More information
Gareth Davies, now co-founder of the European Cleft Organisation (ECO) was CLAPA’s first CEO (and first ever paid staff member) from 1995 until 2008. Gareth’s time as CEO saw Carol Vorderman invited to become CLAPA’s Patron in 2001, CLAPA’s first ever young people’s residential weekend in 2002, the launch of free ‘Welcome Packs’ for new parents and carers in 2003 and CLAPA’s first Adults’ Conference in 2007.
"The cursor in the search bar blinked. Fingers sat motionless on the keys. Is this what we want to do? What are we hoping to find out? Why am I thinking, “how bad will it be?” Why her? Will she be okay? What will her life be like? All the questions that you may have wistfully imagined answers to while watching the sunrise now cascaded in search of answers in front of a monitor. The idea of finding out as frightening as not knowing."
9 Aug 2019 10:00 - 9 Aug 2019 14:00
We'd love for you to join us for an exciting adventure day for young people born with a cleft lip and/or palate for an fun filled adventure day! Activities include high ropes and raft building.
16 Aug 2019 16:00 - 18 Aug 2019 12:30
Hello everyone! As you all know the residential is coming up from Friday 16th August - Sunday 18th August and we hope you're looking forward to it, we certainly are!! We need some details from you, just permissions from your parents/carers, emergency contact details, medication and dietary requirements etc.