Central England News

News and updates from across every CLAPA region

  • Publications |

    CLAPA News 2014

    26 Aug 2014

    It’s the 25th issue of CLAPA News, and we’ve packed more into this year’s magazine than ever before!

  • Dental |

    Awareness at Birmingham Dental Hospital

    21 Aug 2014

    Birmingham Dental Hospital put on a lunchtime presentation about cleft lip and palate which was both entertaining and educational.

  • Information on Special Education Needs

    25 Jul 2014

    In April 2013, the government changed the way that funding is provided to schools. This did not change the responsibilities schools and local authorities have towards children with special educational needs (SEN), just the ways in which this will be dealt with. Changes to the way special educational provision is provided will be implemented in September 2014 and will be phased in gradually.

  • Happy Faces |

    Redditch Happy Faces!

    4 Jul 2014

    Selena Foster was inspired to set up a Happy Faces group after her daughter Lorena was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate in 2012: “When Lorena was born we had so many questions and I really wanted to meet with other parents in a similar situation”.

  • Fundraising Stories | Fundraising: Challenges |

    Catch Carol’s Christmas Catchphrase For CLAPA!

    18 Dec 2013

    Once again the lovely Carol Vorderman will be trying to win some cash for CLAPA over the festive season. Carol will appear on ITV1's "Celebrity Catchphrase" Christmas special on the 29th December at 7 pm. Fingers crossed she will get lucky!

  • Fundraising: Community |

    Castle Bromwich Singers Support CLAPA

    12 Dec 2013

    Castle Bromwich Singers (Solihull, West Midlands) annually present four consecutive evenings of song for their chosen charity. This year was their 46th production and was in aid of CLAPA.

  • A Fond Farewell

    29 Nov 2013

    After twelve years at CLAPA, we gave a fond farewell to Deputy CEO Sue Carroll at a small gathering this week attended by past and present CLAPA staff as well as Trustees.

  • Fundraising Stories | Fundraising: Runs |

    World Champion

    27 Aug 2013

    Bailey Walsh was born April 2003 with a cleft lip and palate. Since the age of three, Bailey has studied a mix of Tae Kwon Do, Kick Boxing and Kung Fu and has excelled in these to a competitive level.

  • Fundraising: Challenges |

    60 Lengths for 60 Years

    6 Aug 2013

    To celebrate his 60th Birthday, Stephen Prichard decided to row a length for every year he has been on the planet.

  • Cleft Lip and Palate |

    Disney’s The Lone Ranger and The Portayal of Cleft Lip

    16 Jul 2013

    We’re extremely disappointed to see that Disney are once again cashing in on prejudice by giving their villain in the upcoming Lone Ranger film a very visible prosthetic cleft lip as part of his ‘look’ as an evil, sinister character. Not only is this incredibly lazy storytelling, it’s also sending a deeply harmful message that will impact the 90,000 people that were born with a cleft in the UK as well as others worldwide.