CLAPA’s 40th Birthday

In 2019, CLAPA is celebrating 40 years of parents, patients and health professionals working together to improve cleft support in the UK.

Join us in June 2019 as we look back on how far we’ve come and look forward to a bright future.

Help Us Keep Going

For 40 years, CLAPA has worked to improve the lives of children, families and adults affected by cleft lip and palate all over the UK. We aim to be there every step of the way with personal, local support at the moments when people need it the most.

To keep doing this, CLAPA needs your help.

Throughout 2019, CLAPA is encouraging supporters to throw birthday parties to raise funds and awareness. Whether it’s holding a bake sale in your school hall or staff room in aid of CLAPA, spreading the word at work and with friends, or hosting a birthday party for CLAPA and collecting donations, having fun with your fundraising this year can help ensure CLAPA is here to help the UK cleft community for many years to come.

Interested in getting involved?

Contact CLAPA’s friendly fundraising team at [email protected] or call 0207 833 4883 to plan your activity.

If you already know what you’d like to do, tell us more and order your fundraising materials (including our special birthday cake toppers!) using our simple online form.

Find out more about our work

Interviews & Stories

  • CLAPA's Birthday Party

    Carol Vorderman led a room of CLAPA's founding members and Trustees past and present in a chorus of 'Happy Birthday' at The Breakfast Club in Hoxton

  • Interview: Gareth Davies

    CLAPA's first CEO looks back on how far we've come and gives his view on what it'll take to keep CLAPA going for another 40 years.

  • Nick's Story

    Dad Nick shares his story of how CLAPA supported his family at a crucial time and inspired him to become a Trustee.

  • Interview: Michael Mars

    One of CLAPA's founding members looks back on our inaugural meeting in Great Ormond Street Hospital.

  • Amelia's Story

    Mum Amelia talks about how her son's journey inspired her to join CLAPA's Board of Trustees.

  • Eleanor's Story

    Eleanor attended CLAPA events as a child to meet others like her, and now volunteers to help children born with a cleft at our Residential Weekends.

  • Oliver's Story

    Currently the youngest trustee on the board, Oliver decided to apply for the position after seeing a CLAPA poster in a clinic waiting room at Great Ormond Street Hospital.