Central England News

News and updates from across every CLAPA region

  • Adult Stories | Your Stories |

    Nasima’s Story

    9 Oct 2016

    Growing up I was never made to feel different regardless of all the operations and constant hospital appointments – that was just my reality and I dealt with it. I genuinely believed that people had one big nostril and one smaller one! It never occurred to me that I looked or sounded different.

  • Fundraising: Corporate | Staff Blog |

    CLAPA’s Crowning Glory

    4 Oct 2016

    Today, we officially launched a new charity partnership with the global company, Crown Worldwide Group. This partnership means that we are Crown’s exclusive Charity of The Year and whilst some people may think it’s just about raising money this partnership is about so much more and here is how it came about.

  • Fundraising: Corporate |

    CLAPA Crowned in Style

    4 Oct 2016

    Today CLAPA is very proud to launch a very special corporate partnership with Crown Worldwide. Crown Worldwide, specialists in global logistics for the relocations, world mobility, records management and fine art industries, are located in some 60 countries and operate from 265 branches. Our partnership is with Crown’s UK and Ireland team and is a result of the company’s dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Approximately 450 staff members voted to make CLAPA their Charity of the Year.

  • Vacancies |

    Calling All Experienced Specialist Cleft Nurses

    29 Sep 2016

    Ever wondered what it might be like to work abroad, even for a brief period? Here’s your chance… A small project is being funded in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, by the British Embassy. It’s aim is to teach a range of local healthcare professionals (and therefore parents) appropriate feeding techniques for babies with unrepaired cleft lip and palates.

  • Staff Blog | Vacancies |

    CLAPA across the country

    19 Sep 2016

    Claire gives us an update on what's going on in the regions across the UK without a country coordinator now that Chris has moved on.

  • Adult Stories | Appearance |

    Can’t take my eyes off you

    16 Sep 2016

    OK, so let’s be honest, being stared at isn’t great and when someone stares, it is, above all, an invasion of privacy.

  • Staff Blog |

    Claire E in the Community

    12 Sep 2016

    Happy Faces group launches, residential weekends, Parent Contact volunteer refresher training and Branch meetings. It’s been a busy month! I am lucky to work with lots of committed and dedicated volunteers in the region, who have been busy reaching new families, supporting residential weekends and attending training days.

  • Videos |

    Two Sides: A Cleft Story – Casting Begins

    12 Sep 2016

    Are you interested in acting? Fancy getting involved in @iqnetworkuk's project Two Sides: A Cleft Story? Casting has started for a group of talented young girls and adults to play the role of Emily in the upcoming production. Find out more about the role and how to apply below! You can find out more about the project at http://bit.ly/2ci8FZz

  • Fundraising: Community |

    #FundraisingFriday: Danielle’s Hair

    9 Sep 2016

    We are saying a HUGE THANK YOU to 9 year old Danielle who is donating her hair to Little Princess Trust AND simultaneously raising money for CLAPA & Birmingham Women's Hospital! She has raised an incredible £226.25 so far! (inc. gift aid).

  • Volunteering Stories |

    Dave and Kathy’s Residential Blog!!

    31 Aug 2016

    Below is a blog from two volunteers who supported one of our residential weekends this July. We both volunteered to help out with the Residential Weekend at Kingswood in July. Kathy had done one before I was a “newbie”.