CLAPA's 40th Anniversary

This June, CLAPA turns 40 years old! Learn more about our history and find out how you can join in the celebrations.

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  • Carol Vorderman Leads Celebrations for CLAPA’s 40th Anniversary

    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.

  • 40 years of CLAPA: An Interview with Gareth Davies

    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.

  • CLAPA Leek Picnic at the Hall *LAUNCH EVENT*

    22 Sep 2019 12:00 - 22 Sep 2019 15:00

    CLAPA Leek Picnic at the Hall *LAUNCH EVENT*

    The whole family are welcome to join CLAPA for this special launch event for the new CLAPA group based near Leek.

  • Adventure Day for Young People at Phasel's Wood

    28 Sep 2019 10:30 - 28 Sep 2019 16:00

    Adventure Day for Young People at Phasel's Wood

    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.