Events

  • Adults Engagement Roadshow - Swansea, Wales

    Starts: 16 Aug 2018 17:00
    Ends: 16 Aug 2018 20:00

    The Swansea event of the CLAPA Adult Engagement Roadshow is an opportunity for adults living in South Wales who were born with a cleft to come together, share their stories and have their say on the adult-tailored services that CLAPA (and others working with cleft) should be offering. More information on what to expect at the roadshow is here: https://www.clapa.com/about-us/what-we-do/adultservicesproject/roadshow/ Swansea Event When: 5.00pm - 8.00pm, Thursday 16 August Where: Creative Bubble, 13 Cradock Street, Swansea, Wales. Who is it for: Any adults 18 and over who were born with a cleft and are living in Wales/the UK. What is it: A chance to meet other adults born with a cleft and discuss the unique issues and challenges faced in adulthood and what you would like seen done to improve the support for adults (more info on the format is in the link above). After the event, why not stick around and head out for a drink and opportunity to socialise with other people who "get it". Refreshments will be provided. Other things to know: Please be on time, and let us know if you are going to be late or need to leave early for any reason. The exact venue will be confirmed to you via email as soon as it is known. If you are unable to attend the event closest to you, you are welcome to attend a roadshow event in a different area. Any questions, please contact the Adult Services Coordinator, Kenny Ardouin on 07718 493348 or kenny.ardouin@clapa.com. If you can no longer make the event, please let us know as soon as possible. Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited. If you wish to attend then please register. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at over £25 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • Adults Engagement Roadshow - Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Starts: 23 Aug 2018 17:00
    Ends: 23 Aug 2018 20:00

    The Belfast event of the CLAPA Adult Engagement Roadshow is an opportunity for adults living in Northern Ireland who were born with a cleft to come together, share their stories and have their say on the adult-tailored services that CLAPA (and others working with cleft) should be offering. More information on what to expect at the roadshow is here: https://www.clapa.com/about-us/what-we-do/adultservicesproject/roadshow/ Belfast/Northern Ireland Event When: 5.00-8.00pm, Thursday 23 August Where: Holiday Inn Express Belfast City Queens Quarter, 106A University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Who is it for: Any adults 18 and over who were born with a cleft and are living in Northern Ireland/the UK. What is it: A chance to meet other adults born with a cleft and discuss the unique issues and challenges faced in adulthood and what you would like seen done to improve the support for adults (more info on the format is in the link above). After the event, why not stick around and head out for a drink and opportunity to socialise with other people who "get it". Refreshments will be provided. Other things to know: Please be on time, and let us know if you are going to be late or need to leave early for any reason. The exact venue will be confirmed to you via email as soon as it is known. If you are unable to attend the event closest to you, you are welcome to attend a roadshow event in a different area. Any questions, please contact the Adult Services Coordinator, Kenny Ardouin on 07718 493348 or kenny.ardouin@clapa.com. If you can no longer make the event, please let us know as soon as possible. Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited. If you wish to attend then please register. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at over £25 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • Adults Engagement Roadshow - Glasgow, Scotland

    Starts: 29 Aug 2018 17:00
    Ends: 29 Aug 2018 20:00

    The Glasgow event of the CLAPA Adult Engagement Roadshow is an opportunity for adults living in Scotland who were born with a cleft to come together, share their stories and have their say on the adult-tailored services that CLAPA (and others working with cleft) should be offering. More information on what to expect at the roadshow is here: https://www.clapa.com/about-us/what-we-do/adultservicesproject/roadshow/ Glasgow Event When: 5.00pm - 8.00pm, Wednesday 29 August Where: Virgin Money Lounge, 145 Queen Street, Glasgow, Scotland. Who is it for: Any adults 16 and over who were born with a cleft and are living in Scotland and the rest of the UK. What is it: A chance to meet other adults born with a cleft and discuss the unique issues and challenges faced in adulthood and what you would like seen done to improve the support for adults (more info on the format is in the link above). After the event, why not stick around and head out for a drink and opportunity to socialise with other people who "get it". Refreshments will be provided. Other things to know: Please be on time, and let us know if you are going to be late or need to leave early for any reason. The exact venue will be confirmed to you via email as soon as it is known. If you are unable to attend the event closest to you, you are welcome to attend a roadshow event in a different area. Any questions, please contact the Adult Services Coordinator, Kenny Ardouin on 07718 493348 or kenny.ardouin@clapa.com. If you can no longer make the event, please let us know as soon as possible. Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited. If you wish to attend then please register. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at over £25 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • Adults Engagement Roadshow - Edinburgh, Scotland

    Starts: 30 Aug 2018 17:00
    Ends: 30 Aug 2018 20:00

    The Edinburgh event of the CLAPA Adult Engagement Roadshow is an opportunity for adults living in Scotland who were born with a cleft to come together, share their stories and have their say on the adult-tailored services that CLAPA (and others working with cleft) should be offering. More information on what to expect at the roadshow is here: https://www.clapa.com/about-us/what-we-do/adultservicesproject/roadshow/ Edinburgh Event When: 5.00pm - 8.00pm, Thursday 30 August Where: Stockbridge Library, 11 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh EH3 5BA, Scotland. Who is it for: Any adults 16 and over who were born with a cleft and are living in Scotland/the rest of the UK. What is it: A chance to meet other adults born with a cleft and discuss the unique issues and challenges faced in adulthood and what you would like seen done to improve the support for adults (more info on the format is in the link above). After the event, why not stick around and head out for a drink and opportunity to socialise with other people who "get it". Refreshments will be provided. Other things to know: Please be on time, and let us know if you are going to be late or need to leave early for any reason. The exact venue will be confirmed to you via email as soon as it is known. If you are unable to attend the event closest to you, you are welcome to attend a roadshow event in a different area. Any questions, please contact the Adult Services Coordinator, Kenny Ardouin on 07718 493348 or kenny.ardouin@clapa.com. If you can no longer make the event, please let us know as soon as possible. Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited. If you wish to attend then please register. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at over £25 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • Adventure Day for Young People aged 8 - 15 years in Essex

    Starts: 31 Aug 2018 09:00
    Ends: 31 Aug 2018 16:00

    Join us for our adventure day for young people at Essex Wildlife Trusts headquarters. The day will include den building, ropes, cooking on a fire, wood crafts, using tools and creating art from natural materials! This opportunity gives young people born with a cleft the opportunity to meet others with similar experiences in a fun outdoor environment. As this is an outdoor activity, please wear suitable clothing, as detailed; We will meet at; Abbotts Hall Farm Maldon Road Colchester CO5 7RZ Please be there by 09:00, so that we can start the session promptly. Any problems before or on the day then please contact Daniel Richards daniel.richards@clapa.com 07772 684398. Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre Office contact number: 01621 862960 Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited.  If you wish to attend then please register.  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at over £20.00 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • Northampton Adventure Weekend for Young People- September 2018

    Starts: 14 Sep 2018 18:00
    Ends: 16 Sep 2018 14:00

    A FREE weekend getaway for 8-15 year olds 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.  We will be doing lots of fun activities, such as high ropes, archery, etc, a full programme will be available nearer the time.  Young people who attended previous weekends have said "I don’t feel nervous about talking about cleft. People I’ve met have inspired me to use my experience and knowledge to help others", "I feel like I’m not alone, I’ve truly felt free from the knowledge that I have a cleft whilst here", "I have made lots of friends who help you not feel like you’re different" We would love you to join us. For more information contact: Daniel Richards on 07772 684398 or email daniel.richards@clapa.com Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited.  If you wish to attend then please register.  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at over £150 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it. Visit www.clapa.com to find out more about Residential Weekends and the Cleft Lip and Palate Association.

  • Happy Faces Wigan & Leigh - Walton Gardens Zoo Trip

    Starts: 15 Sep 2018 10:00
    Ends: 15 Sep 2018 13:00

    Join us for our Happy Faces group meet up to be held at the wonderful Walton Hall & Gardens! There will be a whole morning of exciting activities including a tour of the zoo and face painting.  So come along and join us to meet some of the local animal residents at Walton Hall Zoo!  The agenda for the day is: 10am - Meet (meeting point will be confirmed via email nearer to the event) 10.30am – Zoo tour, meeting the animals 11.15am – Face painting 12 noon onwards – Bring a picnic or buy your lunch in the onsite cafe, stay and play with your new friends within the park   (The zoo tour will start at 10.30am prompt but other timings are subject to change on the day to suit the needs of the group) What you need to know: Open to all cleft lip and/or palate families Bring a picnic or purchase your lunch from the onsite cafe!  Parking is available on site but is pay and display (£3.50 for the whole day) Please come dressed in appropriate footwear (NO open sandals, flip flops or heels!) Parents and carers need to stay for the whole day and will be responsible for their children at all times Can you please make sure that you register everyone in your family (who is attending) and that you let us know if you can no longer make it.  For more information about the day please contact Sarah Tinsley (CLAPA's Regional Coordinator) on sarah.tinsley@clapa.com or call on 07718 124611. Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited.  If you wish to attend then please register.  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at an event such as this are valued at over £5 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it. For details on how we keep children and young people safe at all CLAPA events, visit our website https://www.clapa.com/about-us/policies-procedures/

  • Family Day at Bransby Horse Sanctuary

    Starts: 15 Sep 2018 15:30
    Ends: 15 Sep 2018 18:30

    Join other famlilies affected by cleft at this Horse Sanctuary in Lincoln. One of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities, Bransby Horses is a great day out for the whole family, with award-winning facilities and located just eight miles from Lincoln. With more than 400 horses, donkeys and mules to meet and a beautiful 600 acre site which has endless walkways for visitors to explore and a café, gift shop, play park and picnic area, there's something for everyone! We will meet at 3pm for a CLAPA welcome and to give you time to get to know other families. If you'd like to arrive earlier, you are welcome to visit as a family and meet us for the CLAPA welcome at 3pm We will enjoy a tour of the sanctuary after it has closed to the public, there will be an opportunity to meet and groom the ponies and a light buffet tea at about 5pm All ages and the whole family are welcome as the centre provides something for everyone Book your FREE places now and we will look forward to seeing you in September :) If you would like more information please contact Claire 07792 772362 or email claire.evans@clapa.com Your famlies places will be paid for by CLAPA through our regional grant funding. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places at this event are valued at £5 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • CLAPA kent Quiz Night

    Starts: 28 Sep 2018 19:30
    Ends: 28 Sep 2018 22:30

    Please join us for an evening of fun at our third quiz night.  After the success of our first two quiz nights we would like to invite you and up to 8 people to join is for another fun filled evening. A sausage and chip supper will be included.  We would love to see you there. 

  • Conkers, Derbyshire Adventure Day for young people!

    Starts: 30 Sep 2018 10:00
    Ends: 30 Sep 2018 13:00

    Join us at Conkers for a day of low ropes, go karting, team challenges, a 4D cinema and more! The day is open to young people affected by cleft aged 8 to 15. Conkers has loads to offer us for a day of fun activities and personal challenges. You will get to have a go at all of these activites alongside other young people affected by cleft. A young person recently told us: 'This was my first clapa event....I found this event really helpful because I don't know many people with clefts nor have I seen any people like me before so meeting so many people like me has really helped me feel so much more normal. Going to this event has given me so much more confidence and I can't wait to go to the next one!' Useful things for you to know: Can I bring a friend or sibling? This event is just for young people affected by cleft, we hope that way you will get the most from the day and the chance to meet lots of other young people like you. Does my parent or carer need to stay with me? You don't need an adult to stay as we will have CLAPA staff and volunteers to support you. What ages can attend? You need to be between 8 and 15, If you're outside of these ages but want to come along or you have a question about the day, please get in touch with Claire Evans claire.evans@clapa.com or call 07792772362 Is there a cost? Your place is paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited. Please only book a place if you intend to be there on the day. If you can no longer make it please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places cost CLAPA £10 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels or who don't turn up. See you there!

  • Happy Faces Aberdeen MacDuff Aquarium 7th October 2018

    Starts: 7 Oct 2018 12:45
    Ends: 7 Oct 2018 15:00

    The first paragraph of your description shows up on the CLAPA website - so make it sound exciting! Happy Faces Aberdeen would love for you to join them on their visit to Macduff Aquarium  When -  Sunday 7th October 2018 at 12:45pm  Where - Macduff Aquarium 11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL  How much - Children under 3 are FREE, Child (4-15 years) paid for by CLAPA plus 1 sibling paid for by CLAPA (youngest sibling, even if that sibling is under 3) Addition Siblings - paid for on arrival, Adults - discounted price of £5.50 to be paid on arrival. *please note dscounted rates are based on a minimum amount of children attending, please to let us know if you can no longer attend to allow us to monitor numbers  What to expect - No food will be provided at this event. If the weather is nice after the Aquarium we can go to the beach behind it for a play so please bring blankets/chairs/picnic if you wish.  We look forward to seeing you there :)  How CLAPA Uses Your Data We collect information you provide on Eventbrite to help us get useful statistics about how many people attend our events, how many of them come back again in the future, how far they have to travel, what kind of age ranges we support, etc. These statistics are vital to help charities like CLAPA demonstrate the impact of our work, and we use them to report to our funders and other groups to show what a difference their support can make. On our systems, this information will be attached to your name, but we’ll never use your name or other identifying details in our reports. We don’t collect or store more than what we need to help us track these events, and have no access to any financial information you provide Eventbrite. We keep everything secure in line with our data protection policies. For more information, see our Privacy Policy: https://www.clapa.com/privacy/ Unless you ask us to, we won’t sign you up to any mailing lists and will only send you information related to your attendance at this event. If you want to hear about more events like this in the future, sign up to the CLAPA Community here: www.clapa.com/about-us/the-clapa-community/

  • Adventure weekend in Lincolnshire!

    Starts: 2 Nov 2018 17:00
    Ends: 4 Nov 2018 15:00

    Join us for some firework themed November fun in Grantham, Lincolnshire! The weekend will take place at Caythorpe Court Adventure Centre and is available to children and young people with a Cleft Lip and/or Palate aged 8-15 years old. Priority will be given to children and young people living in Lincolnshire and those who haven't been on a CLAPA adventure weekend before, though young people from across the country are welcome to apply for a place. CLAPA residential adventure weekends are about having fun whilst learning new skills and sharing experiences with other young poeple affected by cleft. The weekend will be based around outdoor activities, personal and team challenges.  A parent told us: “I was so impressed by the uplifting effects on my daughter. Her confidence sky-rocketed. She really enjoyed the company of the other children, the staff and the activities. I think that appreciating the other participants with cleft lip and palate as wonderful people has helped with her own self-view.” A young person told us: "It made a real difference to how I think. Meeting other people, even grown-ups, showed me how I’m not the only one like the way I am, there are others and that’s the most important thing to remember. No one is alone." Places are fully funded by CLAPA. You just need to be able to make your own way to and from the Centre .We'll send confirmation of your place and a pack about the weekend as soon as possible and by the end of September at the latest. If you have any questions you can contact Claire Evans at claire.evans@clapa.com or 07792 772362. Some useful things to add include: We'd like to meet at the Caythorpe Court at 5pm. This might be difficult if you're travelling from outside of Lincolnshire so just let us know if you might be late and we will save you dinner! Please bring a CLAPA t shirt if you already have one This weekend is just for young people affected by cleft, we hope that you'll enjoy the weekend with new friends If you are older than 15 but would like to join us, please apply for a place - we're not super strict on our age range and if you're a little older and still up for joining us, you'd be very welcome All food, equipment for activities and accomodation is paid for and arranged. You might need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow but we will let you know about this nearer to the time in your adventure weekend info pack that we send out to everyone Places are free and paid for by CLAPA using our funding from Children in Need. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places are costing over £70 per person and as they are paid for in advance, we do not get refunds for anyone who cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • 2018 CLAPA Adults Cleft Conference

    Starts: 17 Nov 2018 10:00
    Ends: 17 Nov 2018 16:30

    Join us in London for a day of talks, workshops and discussions around adults born with a cleft lip and/or palate. Check our website for a full agenda in due course. Registration will start at 9.00am with tea and coffee, with the first talk taking place at 10.00am. We understand that some of you may need to travel into London, so please keep in mind we will still be delighted to welcome you throughout the day even if you can't arrive in time for the start. A tasty lunch, as well as several tea and coffee servings, is included. The £15 ticket cost is a refundable deposit. If requested on the day, attendees will receive their refund within 7 days of the event. Otherwise, we will consider it a donation towards the costs of running this event. CLAPA is heavily subsidising places at the conference, so please inform us if you aren't able to attend so we can release your booking. Unfortunately we are not able to pay travel or accomodation expenses for delegates. Please note that as we have a limited capacity, tickets are limited to 2 per booking. If you need to book more places, we will be happy to oblige as long as these extra places are for other adults affected by cleft. Visit our Adults Conference Hub on the CLAPA website for the latest updates about this event.