Scotland News

News and updates from across every CLAPA region

  • 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.

  • Inauguration of the Regional Fund Grants Committee

    8 Jul 2013

    Following on from the National Branch Meeting in March, ten members of the Regional Fund Grants Committee were elected and held their first meeting over the weekend. Here, Tony Ruel and other committee members give their perspective on the first major step towards a more unified CLAPA Community with better regional support.

  • Fundraising: Challenges |

    Three Peaks, One Day

    3 Jun 2013

    Melissa Chandler was born with a cleft palate, and to show her appreciation for all the support she and her family have received over the years, she’s decided to test the limits of her endurance and take on the 3 Peaks Challenge!

  • Research |

    International Clinical Trials Day

    20 May 2013

    Did you know that the first clinical trial was carried out by James Lind in 1747?

  • Fundraising Stories |

    Fiddlers’ Fundraising Tops £3,000!

    8 May 2013

    My name is Amy Corfield and I am 22 years old. It may not be obvious now but I was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. I have had many operations throughout my life but I have always managed to stay smiling.

  • CLAPA’s Branch Strategy

    20 Mar 2013

    On Saturday 16th March, CLAPA staff and Trustees held a meeting with representatives from the active Branches to announce some exciting new projects in the works, as well as a change to the way the Branch funds are held and managed.

  • Cleft Palate | Parent Stories | Your Stories |

    Emily’s Story

    1 Mar 2013

    "We were delighted to discover we were expecting our second child in the summer of 2011. I had a fairly straightforward pregnancy and normal scans throughout. Our daughter Isabelle was born on 21st April 2012 at 00.52AM, coming quite unexpectedly on her due date. Her birth was very fast and when they handed her to me I couldn't believe how tiny she was at 5lb 9oz.

  • Fundraising Stories | Fundraising: Challenges |

    Trekkers Conquer Annapurna Circuit

    19 Feb 2013

    Jay and Lisa-Marie Bush took up the challenge of an unguided trek of the Nepalese Annapurna Circuit during October-November 2012 after Lisa-Marie's cousin Lesley had a child with a cleft.

  • Fundraising Stories |

    Carol £5,000 Cheque

    14 Feb 2013

    Dr Gerrard very kindly donated a portion of the royalties from his book to CLAPA in aid of our work.

  • CLAPA Conference |

    CLAPA Conference 2012: Videos

    27 Nov 2012

    CLAPA Conference 2012 was a fantastic event that brought together our most diverse group of delegates ever to discuss a huge range of topics. As with last year, we filmed the presentations and workshops throughout the day, and they are now available to watch online.