Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week 2021

8th - 16th May

Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week 2021: Celebrating Difference

8th – 16th May

When we share what makes us unique with others, the world becomes a better, more interesting place. Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week is about celebrating differences, not only in how we look and sound, but also in the experiences that make us who we are. Every smile tells a story. This May, join us in busting myths and raising awareness by sharing what cleft means to you.

CLAPA Patron Carol Vorderman

To kick things off, CLAPA Patron Carol Vorderman talks about her brother who was born with a cleft lip and palate, and why she thinks it’s so important for people in the cleft community to get involved and share their stories.

Get Involved

  1. Share our posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with your friends and family. How many people can we reach by the end of Awareness Week?
  2. Share your story using our top tips.
  3. Step Up for CLAPA by taking part in our feel-good fundraising challenge.

  • Celebrating Difference

    What does celebrating difference mean to you? Share the story behind your smile this May.

  • Get Involved

    There are so many ways you can support CLAPA from home. Can you help us continue to bring the cleft community together?

  • Spread the Word

    Resources to help you spread the word this May.

  • Myths & Facts

    Five myths and facts about cleft lip and palate

  • Share Your Art

    Get creative and share your art, poetry, stories or music with us so we can show the world what celebrating difference looks like to you this Awareness Week!

  • Step Up for CLAPA

    Join our feel-good fundraising challenge this May by pledging your step count and telling your story. Sign up today to get a stack of CLAPA merchandise to launch your fundraising page!

We rely on the kindness and generosity of the community to help us provide services beyond the hospital walls and make sure every child born with a cleft can grow up smiling inside and out. Can you help us be there for every child, adult and family in need?

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