Events

  • Happy Faces Birmingham October meet up

    Starts: 25 Oct 2017 12:00
    Ends: 25 Oct 2017 14:00

    Happy Faces Birmingham will meet for the second time on Wednesday 25th October and every last Wednesday of the month after that. Our lovely new volunteer Happy Faces leader Holly Wheeler is looking forward to welcoming families and expectant parents... 'I am really excited to have recently launched our first ever Happy Faces group in Birmingham. Happy Faces groups are designed to give local families the opportunity to meet with others affected by cleft and to support each other through sharing experiences. I am looking forward to meeting lots of new families in the area and to our children playing together. Everyone is welcome and I hope to see lots of people at our next meet up!' Please join Holly and others at a special launch event to celebrate the first get together! For more information and to let Holly know you'll be joining the party email happyfacesbirmingham or call Holly on 07597593762. See you in Birmingham :)

  • Happy Faces Edinburgh October

    Starts: 29 Oct 2017 11:00
    Ends: 29 Oct 2017 12:30

    We are excited to announce the next meeting of 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. We are still keen to talk to parents about alternative types of meet ups/locations for the Edinburgh group 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 07718  124607

  • Happy Faces Fife October meet up

    Starts: 29 Oct 2017 14:30
    Ends: 29 Oct 2017 16:30

    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/grandparents/carer and 1 sibling (youngest).  Additional siblings can be paid for on arrival direct with Wonderworld. Any questions about the day should be directed to Allison Wardlaw, Happy Faces Fife Co-ordinator on either ancwardlaw@gmail.com or tel: 07736 299917

  • Work Skills Day

    Starts: 4 Nov 2017 09:45
    Ends: 4 Nov 2017 16:00

    In partnership with CLAPA, Crown Worldwide Group would like to invite you to an action packed day of workshops and activities designed to prepare you for the world of work and boost your confidence in applying and interviewing for roles. Delivered by industry leading professionals with years of experience in recruiting and hiring, the day will consist of five interactive sessions. The day is aimed at people born with a cleft around age 16 and upwards, particularly people looking to enhance their employment skills and expertise. If you are under 16 and are interested in building your skills ready for the future, please get in touch as you'd be welcome to join us too! We will provide lunch for you and hope to make this a fun and valuable day with skills and learning for you take into the future :) If you have any questions about the day please contact Claire Evans on 07792 772362 or email claire.evans@clapa.com We will look forward to meeting you!

  • Family Day at Gorgie City Farm (All Ages)

    Starts: 5 Nov 2017 10:45
    Ends: 5 Nov 2017 15:00

    A little piece of countryside right in the heart of Edinburgh, join us and experience farm life at our Gorgie City Farm CLAPA Family Day.  For children with a cleft (All ages), their siblings and their parents. On Sunday 5th November at 11am, wrap up and meet us for a fabulous behind the scenes Farm experience.  There will be the opportunity to meet and greet with some typical and some not so typical Gorgie Farm animals from sheep and pigs to a snake and bearded dragon! We will learn more about where our food comes from, harvesting and creating some of our own tasty treats! When we need to warm up we will head to the cafe for some lunch. It will be a day for all the family to enjoy!   Important Information Sunday 5th November 11am - 3pm  Gorgie City Farm, 51 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh EH11 2LA Wear weather appropriate clothing  Immediate family members, no age restrictions  Lunch will be provided  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 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. Please note 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.  The value of each ticket is around £20! If you are unsure whether you can purchase a ticket, please contact Melanie at melanie.skinner@clapa.com to discuss. For further details please contact Melanie at Melanie.skinner@clapa.com We look forward to seeing you on 5 November 2017 Melanie

  • Volunteer Development Day - Edinburgh

    Starts: 12 Nov 2017 09:00
    Ends: 12 Nov 2017 16:00

    This training is for CLAPA Parent and Peer Supporters, Happy Faces Co-ordinators and volunteers who run certain other events for us without a staff member (e.g. adult meet ups). Our volunteers performing these roles are often the main point of contact for new and expectant parents affected by cleft or individuals with a cleft themselves seeking support.  We hugely value your commitment and dedication to the role and want to make sure we are supporting you as much as possible with robust processes, regular communication and opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills. Much of the content of our previous parent/peer supporter training is relevant to all these roles and many volunteers perform more than one of the roles so to save everybody's time and to avoid repetition we have brought it all together into one development day. Where specific material is only relevant to some roles we will split the group as appropriate but we will ensure that all attendees cover all the topics they need for their role/s. As you should be aware, all Parent and Peer Supporters are required to attend annual refresher training in order to continue undertaking that role.  It is also reccommended that Happy Faces/Adult Meet up Co-ordinators would also refresh their training annually. We understand that in exceptional circumstances it may not be not possible for you to attend the training, in which case please get in touch with your main point of contact at CLAPA so we can talk to you about this. We will cover all reasonable travel expenses and lunch will be provided, please remember to travel by the cheapest mode of transport where possible.  If you would be unable to travel from your home to Edinburgh in time for the course starting (or alternatively travel home after the course) we can provide 1 night's accomodation.  Please indicate this need on your booking and then discuss with Rebecca or Gillian. We are looking forward to seeing you at the training!

  • CLAPA GOSH Christmas Party 2017

    Starts: 25 Nov 2017 11:00
    Ends: 25 Nov 2017 14:00

    Come and celebrate the festive season at the CLAPA GOSH’s Christmas Party. * Each child will receive a gift from Father Christmas. * Children's Entertainer with disco and games. * Face painting and raffle. * Party food and drinks for everyone. * Buy CLAPA Christmas cards and merchandise. * A great opportunity to meet and chat with other families. * A voluntary contribution of £5.00 per family is welcomed on the day. * Book early to avoid disappointment. * Due to limited numbers at the venue this event if for those effected by cleft lip and/or palate and their immediate families. 

  • Celebrate Christmas with CLAPA in Birmingham!

    Starts: 25 Nov 2017 15:00
    Ends: 25 Nov 2017 18:00

    Celebrate the festive season with CLAPA in the West Midlands at our 2017 Christmas Party! All families affected by cleft are very welcome to join us for some Christmassy fun, which will include: A Christmas disco and party games, with prizes Face painting Soft play for the younger ones Christmassy art and crafts competition Snacks and nibbles A visit from Santa and a gift for the younger ones Please note that we will have lots of nibbles and snacks for you enjoy and even a CLAPA Christmas cake. There won't be a full party buffet so please make other plans for your dinner/tea! Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  If you wish to attend please register all of your family.  Places at the party will cost CLAPA £10 per person. We had lots of families let us down at last years party, which meant alot of money was wasted. Please let us know if you can no longer make it. We will have CLAPA Christmas cards for you to buy on the day and you can also get them ahead of time from our Christmas shop here https://www.charitycardsonline.com/clapa. We will look forward to seeing you at our 2017 CLAPA Christmas party, set to be the best one yet! CLAPA in the West Midlands :-)

  • Happy Faces Norfolk Christmas party!

    Starts: 26 Nov 2017 11:00
    Ends: 26 Nov 2017 13:00

    Get all festive with your local Happy Faces Norfolk at the 2017 Christmas Party! All families affected by cleft are very welcome to join us for some Christmassy fun, which will include: A children's entertainer A buffet for all the family A raffle A gift from Santa for the younger ones Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  If you would like to attend please register all of your family.  Places at the party will cost CLAPA £10 per family. Please let us know if you can no longer make it. We will look forward to seeing you at our 2017 CLAPA Christmas party! Happy Faces in Norfolk-)

  • Happy Faces Leicester Christmas party!

    Starts: 26 Nov 2017 14:00
    Ends: 26 Nov 2017 16:00

    Get all festive with your local Happy Faces Leicester at the 2017 Christmas Party! All families affected by cleft are very welcome to join us for some Christmassy fun, which will include: Party games, with prizes Christmassy art and crafts Snacks and nibbles - please bring your own plate to share on the day A visit from Santa and a gift for the younger ones Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  If you wish to attend please register all of your family.  Places at the party will cost CLAPA £10 per family. Please let us know if you can no longer make it. We will look forward to seeing you at our 2017 CLAPA Christmas party! Happy Faces in Leicester-)

  • Beds & Bucks CLAPA Christmas Party

    Starts: 2 Dec 2017 14:00
    Ends: 2 Dec 2017 16:00

    Come and join us for an afternoon of festive fun! Meet other families affected by a cleft in a relaxed and fun atmostphere. Christmas crafts, a raffle, magic and fun with Robbie Rocket and a visit from Father Christmas himself!  CLAPA Christmas Cards will be on sale too! We ask you to note that due to limited numbers, the party is for those affected by a cleft and their immediate families only. (Parents and Grandparents).

  • South London and Surrey Branch Christmas party

    Starts: 9 Dec 2017 14:30
    Ends: 9 Dec 2017 17:00

    We welcome you to the annual Christmas Party for the South London and Surrey CLAPA Branch! There will be party games and dancing, craft making, meeting Father Christmas. Every child will be provided with a picnic tea in an Elf Box and there will be sandwiches and mulled wine for the adults. Tickets are £5 for a family of up to 5 people and £2 for extra tickets. Looking forward to seeing you there! For more information or questions get in touch at: slasbclapa@yahoo.co.uk Places at this event will be limited, so we would ask you respect this when purchasing tickets. The party is to support immediate family members affected by cleft but do please contact us if you wish extended family members to attend prior to purchase. Thank you for your consideration.

  • CLAPA Kent Christmas Party

    Starts: 9 Dec 2017 15:00
    Ends: 9 Dec 2017 17:30

    We would love you to join us for the CLAPA Kent Branch Christmas party for an afternoon of entertainment, food and a visit from father christmas! we would ask for a suggested donation of £5 per family. 

  • Scotland Children and Young Person's Council January 2018

    Starts: 13 Jan 2018 10:30
    Ends: 13 Jan 2018 16:00

    Our second meeting of the Scotland CYPC for June 2017- June 2018. Continuing on from our work in October 2017. Lunch with plenty of pizza will be provided as well as snacks and drinks :-) We are really looking forward to seeing you all again :-) Gillian

  • Wild camping at Sherwood Pines!

    Starts: 24 Mar 2018 14:00
    Ends: 25 Mar 2018 14:00

    Join us at Sherwood Pines Forest for a night of wild camping! On day one we will learn to light a fire to cook our dinner, build a shelter to sleep in, go on a night walk to find bats and deers and enjoy lots of games in the dark! On day two we will cook breakfast on the camp fire, conquer the Sherwood Pines’ assault course and learn how to purify water. We hope to have two fun packed days of outdoor activities and survival skills, which you will be able to enjoy with other young people affected by cleft lip and/or palate. We don't have many places so priority will be given to young people who live in the Trent region (this means you recieve your treatment from the Trent Cleft team) but we will have a waiting list of young people from other areas so please still apply. Things you need to know: You need to bring a winter sleeping bag with you, in case it's a cold night in the forest! If you don't have one of these and you will find it difficult to buy one, please get in touch. We had to cancel the last weekend of wild camping that we had planned, becuase of bad weather. It's unlikely this would happen again but it is possible so please make sure to be contactable on the day of the event, so we can let you know if we have to make any last minute changes. Can bring a friend or sibling? Unfortunately we aren't able to accomodate brothers, sisters or friends at this event.  We hope you will get lots from meeting other young people affected by cleft instead. Does my parent or carer need to stay with me? Young people don't need an adult to stay as we will have CLAPA staff and volunteers to support you across the weekend.  What ages can attend? You should be between 8 and 15 years old, If you're outside of these ages but want to come along or have a question about the weekend, please get in touch with Claire Evans claire.evans@clapa.com or call 07792772362 Is there a cost? 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 £50 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.