Events

  • Clapa Kent Quiz Night

    Starts: 31 Mar 2017 19:00
    Ends: 31 Mar 2017 23:00

    We would love you to join us for our first Clapa Kent Quiz Night. Bring your family and friends for a fun quiz night while helping to raise money and awareness.  So please join us on Friday 31st March 2017 at 7pm for A 7:30 start Maidstone civil service club  Teams of 6-8 people £10pp includes sausage and chips or vegetarian sausage and chips. We will also be running a Raffle. There will be a bar at the venue.  We look forward to seeing you There!  

  • Family Fun Day at Rand Farm Park

    Starts: 12 Apr 2017 10:00
    Ends: 12 Apr 2017 15:00

    Join us for our first ever Family Fun Day in Lincolnshire and enjoy a great day out with other families affected by Cleft. Putting the fun into farming, discover indoor play, outdoor attractions and animal hands-on experiences. What you need to know: Join us from 10am on Wednesday 12th April for a day of activities and lunch before more fun games and experinces in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided so you just need to bring along yourselves and your family! The day is aimed at 0-12 year olds but older young people are very welcome to join us to as there's more than enough for all ages! Parents and carers need to stay for the whole day and will be responsible for their children at all times Places are expensive and non refundable so we'd really appreciate if you could only book a place if you plan to attend on the day.It's really important that you register everyone in your family and that you let us know if you can no longer make it. For more information about the day please contact Claire Evans on 07792 772362 or email claire.evans@clapa.com

  • Woodrow High House Residential Weekend

    Starts: 21 Apr 2017 18:00
    Ends: 23 Apr 2017 14:00

    A FREE weekend getaway for 9-15 year olds in South East England who were born with a cleft lip and/or palate. It’s all about having fun, becoming more confident and meeting others like you in a safe and supportive environment. Visit www.clapa.com to find out more about Residential Weekends and the Cleft Lip and Palate Association. For more information contact: Cherry LeRoy on 07985 538982 or email: cherry.leroy@clapa.com 

  • Happy Faces Edinburgh April Re-Launch

    Starts: 22 Apr 2017 10:30
    Ends: 22 Apr 2017 12:00

    We are excited to be re-launching Happy Faces in Edinburgh. Our Happy Faces Groups are for children who were born with a cleft and their families and those who are expecting a baby who will be born with a cleft.  It is a chance for children to play and get to know each other while the parents can chat, share experiences and make friends. The group is free for the child born with a cleft, their parents and 1 sibling (youngest).  Additional siblings can be paid for on arrival direct with OceanPlay. At this first event we are keen to talk to parents about alternative types of meet ups/locations going forward so please come along and share your thoughts. Any questions about the day should be directed to Rebecca McDonald, CLAPA Scotland Support Officer on rebecca.mcdonald@clapa.com or 07495379161

  • Adult meet up - Aberdeen, BrewDog DogTap Brewery Tour

    Starts: 22 Apr 2017 12:00
    Ends: 22 Apr 2017 15:00

    Our very first Scotland Adult meet up will take place on Saturday 22nd April in Ellon, Aberdeen and is open to all adults living in Scotland who were born with a cleft lip and/or palate.  So for our first meet up we are off to Brewdog to see how they make their famous Brewdog beer! The DogTour lasts approx 90mins with 4 amazing interactive tastings along the way. Following the tour there will be an opportunity to meet in the bar and if you wish purchase some lunch.  For anyone unable to make the Tour they can book to pop along to meet afterwards.  We would still like you to register for this so we know to expect you! CLAPA will be paying for the Tour, however any drinks/food purchased at the bar will be at your own expense. Number 67 & 68 buses run regularly from Aberdeen city centre to Ellon Park & Ride which is a short, thirst-inducing, walk away. We really hope you can join us on this first adult meet up which we hope to be the start of many more meet ups.  Details about where to meet etc will be sent out to those registered closer to the time. Any questions about the day should be directed to Gillian McCarthy, Senior Regional Coordinator - Scotland on either gillian.mccarthy@clapa.com or 07586 045402 

  • Patient/Professional Forum

    Starts: 22 Apr 2017 13:00
    Ends: 22 Apr 2017 16:00

    The Great Ormond Street Branch of CLAPA would like to invite you to a Patient/Professional Forum on Saturday 22nd April 2017 The Forum is intended to bring together the GOSH Cleft Team and families in a relaxed, informal and non-clinical setting providing an opportunity for meaningful discussion around the issues faced by those with a cleft lip and/or palate. This year's forum is focused on 15 - 25 year olds and jaw surgery / osteotomy and will give young people an opportunity to discuss any aspect of treatment. Due to the nature of the presentation we have been advised that this forum is not suitable for children under 15 years old.  The main highlight will be a member of the young people’s council interviewing GOSH consultants, answering patient questions and queries on issues they have. There will also be a talk from the Maxillofacial / dental team who will be able to answer any questions. The day will end with a light lunch and a chance to speak to the cleft team.

  • Kent Branch AGM

    Starts: 22 Apr 2017 15:00
    Ends: 22 Apr 2017 18:00

    we will be holding our first AGM on and would like as many of you as possible to be part of it. there will be cake and refereshments. we look forward to meeting with you. should you have any questions please contact clapakent@gmail.com.

  • Happy Faces Leicester Picnic in the Park

    Starts: 7 May 2017 12:00
    Ends: 7 May 2017 15:00

    Happy Faces Leicester is holding a Picnic in the Park during CLAPA's Awareness Week! Join other families affected by Cleft, enjoy a picnic in the sunshine (we hope!) and share experiences with others in a similar situation. There will be giant board games and some group games for any children, young people and adults who would like to join in!    

  • Family Fun Day at Sycamore Adventure!

    Starts: 30 May 2017 10:00
    Ends: 30 May 2017 15:00

    Join us for our first family fun day of 2017! Sycamore Adventure has an amazing outdoor and indoor adventure playground barn, which offers a wide range of play structures, play equipment, a sensory room and a cafe. What you need to know: Join us from 10am on Tuesday 30th May for a morning of activities and full, private use of the centre and lunch before more fun games and challenges in the afternoon Lunch will be provided so you just need to bring yourselves and your family along! The day is aimed at 0-12 year olds but older young people are very welcome to join us to as there's more than enough for all ages! Your family are invited to join in the fun Parents and carers need to stay for the whole day and will be responsible for their children at all times You can join the Facebook group for the day here https://www.facebook.com/events/177124756123459/ Places are expensive and non refundable so we'd really appreciate if you could only book a place if you plan to attend on the day.It's really important that you register everyone in your family and that you let us know if you can no longer make it. For more information about the day please contact Claire Evans on 07792 772362 or email claire.evans@clapa.com

  • Scotland Family Fun Day - Foxlake Adventures, Dunbar (age 6-17 years)

    Starts: 4 Jun 2017 11:30
    Ends: 4 Jun 2017 15:30

    For children with a cleft (age 6-17 years) their siblings and their parents. Come join us at our Scotland Family Day at Foxlake, Dunbar, near Edinburgh for an action packed day including a low rope course above water and fun ringo rides on the large inflatables. All Participants must be over 6 years old and above 1.2m in height.  The Activities FoxFall is a unique low ropes course challenge over water – Unlike any other ropes course challenge in the UK, no safety harness, just the water looming below! FoxFall is the ultimate test of skill, balance and will power. Try the Green, Blue, Red and Black runs to experience the different elements all of which vary in difficulty. The question is; Can you make it to the zip tower without falling in? Navigate your way across the giant Spiders Web, hit the climbing Wall, cross the Burma Bridge, tackle the Flying Wake boards or balance on the Sliding Fenders and finish with a huge splash on the double zip line into the water! The course can be enjoyed by all abilities making it suitable for families. The Ringo rides are mega fun and give participants the chance take turns in tearing up and down the lake on  big inflatables, feeling every bump and splash along the way!  Safety equipment & wetsuit included, please bring your own closed toed shoes which you don’t mind getting wet!! Please note:  This is a Family day and therefore we hope that all parents that attend will join in the activities however we appreciate that some people may not be able to join in due to injury/health reasons. Therefore, due to the expense of the activities, please only book places for those who wish to participate in the foxfall and ringo activities. For parents not taking part in the above activities, a ticket can be purchased for the food only, although we ask that at least one parent MUST be present with your child during both activities. CLAPA provide up to 4 free tickets per family for this event, for parents/carers and siblings.  Extra siblings are welcome and tickets can be purchased at £5 per child.  If you are unsure whether you can purchase a ticket, please contact Gillian on Gillian.McCarthy@clapa.com to discuss. As this is an outdoor facility, ALL activities will proceed regardless of weather. For further details visit: http://www.foxlake.co.uk/  IMPORTANT INFORMATION • All participants must be at least 1.2 metres in height and over 6 years old, we ask that all participants are confident in the water and can swim.• We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your booking to enable enough time to get signed in, suited up and ready to go on the hour!• We will provide a wetsuit and appropriate safety equipment for your session, we would ask however that you bring an old pair of trainers (that you don’t mind getting wet!) or crocs to wear around the course.• We would ask that any potentially dangerous jewellery i.e earrings/rings/necklace/bracelets are removed before your session or safely taped up. Finally remember to bring your swimming costume, towel and warm clothes for after your session! For further details please contact Gillian McCarthy on - gillian.mccarthy@clapa.com We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 4th June! Gillian