News and updates from across every CLAPA region

  • Volunteering Stories | Your Stories |

    Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2018

    7 Jun 2018

    As Volunteers' Week 2018 comes to an end, we wanted to say a huge thank you to all of CLAPA's amazing volunteers for your continued dedication and support.

  • Adult Stories | Your Stories |

    Stavroulla’s Story

    6 Jun 2018

    "Why does your lip have a funny shape?" The question got me thinking, mostly about my smile and myself. I found it intriguing how a child’s brain works, as there’s no filter. Of course the question took me aback, but I simply answered as best I could with a reply of ‘everyone is born differently, these differences are what makes us unique and special’.

  • Parent Stories | Your Stories |

    Jemma and Casper’s Story

    6 Jun 2018

    As Caspar's first birthday approaches, Jemma reflects on the past year, and on her and Casper's journey ahead.

  • Adult Stories | Your Stories |

    Paul’s Story

    4 Jun 2018

    Now as an adult I can go a couple of years without even giving my cleft a passing thought. Yes, it is a part of who I am - but only a small part. I am a person with a cleft lip. But I am also a person with two amazing children. I am also a person who cycles, who plays badminton, who develops websites, who is very tall, who is an only child, who sings in a choir. No one thing defines me.

  • Research Advertisements | Siblings |

    Survey for 10-25 Year Olds Without a Cleft

    1 Jun 2018

    Get your family and friends involved with cleft research by passing on this 10 minute questionnaire for 10-25 year olds.

  • CLAPA is the Asian Voice Charity of the Year

    31 May 2018

    CLAPA were delighted to be invited along to celebrate the Asian Voice Charity Awards 2018's as a nominee for their Charity of the Year Award. With our fellow nominees a range of impressive charities with admirable causes and we were deeply honoured to win this year's award.

  • Fundraising Stories | Volunteering Opportunities |

    The Future of CLAPA’s Branches

    31 May 2018

    After a lengthy review of the Branch Network that has been a part of CLAPA since the very beginning, we’ve made some changes to improve the ways volunteers and fundraisers can work together.

  • Adult Stories | Your Stories |

    Georgina’s Story

    31 May 2018

    Overall, I’ve found growing up with a cleft lip and gum difficult. I’ve felt really down and insecure about it at times. However I’ve realised it’s OK to be different. I don’t need a smaller nose or perfect shaped lips to be happy. I’ve become more accepting of myself and my scars. I’m trying to stop hiding behind makeup and my bad habit of covering my mouth when talking to people. I’m trying to love myself for the way I am.

  • Awareness Week 2018: Every Smile Tells a Story

    18 May 2018

    Awareness Week 2018 is drawing to a close. Here we look back on some of the highlights of the week, and look forward to how we'll keep the momentum going in 2018!

  • Adult Issues | Your Stories |

    Awareness Week 2018: Jenny’s Story

    12 May 2018

    “I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.” Find out more about how cleft lip and palate affects adults, and what CLAPA is doing to help.