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CLAPA's 40th Anniversary
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22 Sep 2019 12:00 - 22 Sep 2019 15:00
The whole family are welcome to join CLAPA for this special launch event for the new CLAPA group based near Leek.More information
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.
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.
28 Sep 2019 10:30 - 28 Sep 2019 16:00
Join us at Phasel's Wood for a day of exciting activities! There'll be a zip wire, a gamne of human hungry hippos, abseiling and more.
12 Oct 2019 10:00 - 12 Oct 2019 15:30
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 canoeing, sailing, zorbing and caving! What you need to know: Join us at Saturday 12th October 2019 for an exciting itinerary of adventure activities, team building and meeting new friends.