Events

  • Clapa's Birthday Afternoon at the Donkey Sanctuary nr Sidmouth

    Starts: 22 Jun 2019 13:00
    Ends: 22 Jun 2019 16:00

    The whole family, adults affected by CLP, friends and health workers who contribute to CLP care are all welcome at this afternoon date with the donkeys. Catherine, the Southwest Engagement Officer, will be on hand to meet and greet you all, and there will be cake to celebrate our 40th Birthday (which is June 15 but close enough!).  The visit to the Sanctuary itself is free for all, and offers the chance to see and perhaps even meet some of the hundreds of donkeys who make their home just outside Sidmouth.  Timings The afternoon will look like this: 1pm - Meet and Greet and birthday treats (cake, fruit - please inform us of any allergies on the booking form) followed by a gentle meander around the Sanctuary 2.30pm - A talk in the yard about the Sanctuary and the donkeys for any who fancy it 4pm - Sanctuary closes - but feel free to leave before as suits you and yours Please bring comfy shoes and waterproofs - just in case! You can also arrive earlier should you wish to have a longer visit, or have some lunch at the café. Cost £0  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place. Places at an event such as this are valued at over £5 per person.  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/ Queries? Please email [email protected] FAQs What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Public Transport The Sanctuary is served by bus 9A (Exeter - Sidmouth - Sidford - Seaton) on a Saturday. The Bus Stop is 'Trow - Opposite the Donkey Sanctuary'.  By Car The nearest motorway to The Donkey Sanctuary is the M5 which serves the West Country. Getting off at Junction 30 at Exeter will take you on the A3052 for 13 miles until you reach the Sanctuary. The A35 and the A30 also serve East Devon and the Jurassic Coast. Satnav users can enter the postcode EX10 0NU There are electric charge points for EVs (Type 2 7kw devices). Car parking is free. Accessibility The centre's statement can be found here. Are dogs welcome? Well-behaved dogs on a lead, with owners willing to pick up after them, are welcome. Baby Changing Facilities? There are two facilities in the visitors centre.

  • Activity Day with CLAPA and your Cleft Team

    Starts: 27 Jun 2019 09:30
    Ends: 27 Jun 2019 14:30

    *Open to patients registered under the West Midlands Cleft Lip and Palate service* Join us at Ronald McDonald house for a fun day of beatboxing, t shirt painting and more!  You cleft team and CLAPA have joined together to plan a day of activities and workshops to help you manage change. Whether you have just left primary school, will be soon or just want to be prepared for the future. The day will be a chance to meet other young people affected by cleft as well as try some new things and learn new skills. The day will be led by cleft team psychologists, speech and lanaguage therapists and youth workers with a yoga teacher and beat boxer joining us too! What you need to know: Join us from 9.30am on Thursday 27th June for a morning of activities and a resillience workshop before lunch and then a beat boxing workshop and more fun in the afternoon Lunch vouchers will be provided so you can grab lunch of your chosing in the hopsital canteen The day is aimed at young people in school years 5,6 and 7 Parents and carers will be able to stay nearby and take part in phsycologist led workshops and meet CLAPA volunteers with a cleft who are happy to share their story of growing up with and managing their cleft related experiences Places at an event such as this are valued at £40 per person and as places are paid for in advance, we do not get refunds for anyone who doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it. For more information about the day please contact the Cleft Admin Team on 0121 333 8235

  • CLAPA Bucks & Beds Birthday Picnic

    Starts: 29 Jun 2019 11:00
    Ends: 29 Jun 2019 14:00

    Come along to help celebrate CLAPA's 40th Birthday with the Bucks & Beds group! This is a FREE event for all families affected by cleft, we;d love you to join us with your picnic and meet other families for fun, games and making friends.  There will be; Craft Activities Party games Sporting Challenges Birthday Cake The chocolate game and much more... Your famlies places will be paid for by CLAPA.  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  This event is run by volunteers, if you would like to join the volunteer team then please let us know. For more information please contact Cherry LeRoy at [email protected] or  079855 38982

  • Soft Play Summer Meet Up with CLAPA North Essex Group

    Starts: 29 Jun 2019 18:00
    Ends: 29 Jun 2019 20:00

    Exciting news! Your local CLAPA group in Essex are holding an exciting Family Meet Up! Join us for soft play and making new friends, with food provided and plenty of time for the adults to chat and share thier experiences too. All families affected by cleft are welcome at this fun, FREE evening - that includes expectant parents and grandparents too! For more information, please contact CLAPA Volunteer Kelly Hill at [email protected] or on 07921958294 Your famlies' places will be paid for by CLAPA. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place to give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • Adventure Day for Young People at Bear Dog Outdoor

    Starts: 30 Jun 2019 10:00
    Ends: 30 Jun 2019 15:00

    We'd love for you to join us for an exciting adventure day for young people at Bear Dog Outdoor in Woodcote, to enjoy outdoor fun and games with other young people born with a cleft. Find out more about Bear Dog Outdoor here: http://www.beardogoutdoor.co.uk/  What you need to know: Join us at 10am on Sunday 30th June for an exciting itinerary of adventure activities, team building and meeting new friends. This event is for 8-15 year olds who are affected by cleft Please bring along a packed lunch and wear old clothes you don't mind getting a bit muddy!  Your place will be paid for by CLAPA and funded through Children in Need. Places at an event such as this are valued at £5 per person and as places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who doesn't turn up. Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it. For more information about the day please contact Cherry on 079855 38982 or at [email protected]  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 Farm Day with CLAPA North Wales

    Starts: 6 Jul 2019 14:00
    Ends: 6 Jul 2019 16:00

    Join us for our family fun afternoon to celebrate CLAPA's 40th Birthday. We'll be returning to our favourite venue in North Wales, the wonderful Bodafon Farm Park! There will be a whole afternoon of exciting activities! We'll be meeting at 2pm for tea / coffee/ juice and cake with a chance to meet each other and make new friends before spending time meeting the animals. This event is open to all families affected by cleft lip and/or palate. There will be a small charge to attend this event to cover some of the costs, the balance of the costs will be paid for by CLAPA.  Refreshments will be provided so you just need to bring yourselves and your family along! We will try to cater to all dietary needs but please include these on your booking.  Please note: Children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers at ALL times. For more information about the day please contact Sarah Tinsley (CLAPA's Regional Engagement Officer) on [email protected] or call on 07718 124611.

  • CLAPA Family Fun Day in Merseyside

    Starts: 7 Jul 2019 14:00
    Ends: 7 Jul 2019 16:00

    Come and join us to celebrate CLAPA's 40th Birthday in the North West at Otterspool Adventure - lots of fun for all the family. Food and drink will be provided for children, adults will be able to purchase refreshments from the onsite café. A small charge of £4 per child will help to cover some of the costs of this event, the balance will be paid for by CLAPA. Places are limited, and so are restricted to children born with a cleft lip and / or palate and their siblings only. Adult's tickets are free. This event is for children of all ages born with a cleft lip and/or palate and their siblings. Please note: Children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers at ALL times. For more information about the day please contact Sarah Tinsley (CLAPA's Regional Engagement Officer) on [email protected] or call on 07718 124611.  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 £15 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/

  • CLAPA Leicester Sunshine Club Picnic in the Park

    Starts: 27 Jul 2019 11:00
    Ends: 27 Jul 2019 14:00

    Exciting news!! Your local CLAPA group in Leicester is holding a summer Picnic in the Park. All families are welcome to join, including expectant parents :) On the day you will be able to enjoy: Arts and crafts A pinic together in the park (please BYO picnic) Lawn games and activities All the family are welcome and we'll meet at the bandstand. Don't forget to bring your own picnic and we'll look forward to seeing you in the park :)

  • Adventure Day for Young People at Grafham Water Centre

    Starts: 9 Aug 2019 10:00
    Ends: 9 Aug 2019 14:00

    We'd love for you to join us for an exciting adventure day for young people born with a cleft lip and/or palate for an fun filled adventure day! Activities include high ropes and raft building... What you need to know: Join us at 10am on Friday 9th August for an exciting itinerary of adventure activities, team building and meeting new friends. This event is for 8-15 year olds who are affected by cleft Please bring along a packed lunch and wear old clothes you don't mind getting a bit muddy!  Your place will be paid for by CLAPA. As places are paid for in advance we do not get refunds for anyone who doesn't turn up. Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it. For more information about the day please contact Daniel on 07772 684 398 or at [email protected] 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/

  • Cirencester Activity Afternoon for 8-12 Year Olds with the South West Cleft Service

    Starts: 16 Aug 2019 10:00
    Ends: 16 Aug 2019 16:00

    CLAPA and the South West Cleft Service are excited to be offering this outdoor activity day for children between the ages of 8 and 12 years who were born with a cleft lip and/or palate.  Activity days such as these help children with self-confidence and give them a chance to meet others and have fun!  We have run these events over the past few years and they have proved very popular with the children who attended. WHO WILL BE THERE? Your child will be in a group of 6-12 children.  Members of the SW cleft team and CLAPA will be on hand, alongside staff from the centre. WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? This is a water and land based activity day (https://www.southcerneyoutdoor.co.uk/). Activities planned are: Giant stand up paddle boarding Soft archery Slacklining TRANSPORT AND COSTS: The day is free of charge, but you will need to bring your child to the venue.  We realise that for some families the centres are quite some distance away and we vary the location from year to year to try to accommodate everyone.  We regret we do not have facilities for helping with transport; however, if transport is difficult, please do call the Cleft Service on 0117 342 1177 and they may be able to organise car-pooling.  ABILITY, EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING:  Your child needs no previous experience for any of the activities, but will need to be water confident to take part in any water-based activity. We aim to make the day accessible for children of all abilities. However, if you have concerns about accessibility or your child requires special adjustments, please do call us to discuss, giving your child’s name and date of birth so we can consider how best to support your child.  All equipment is provided. Your child will need to wear comfortable clothes that they can run and climb in.  More details will be provided for your chosen venue. LUNCH:  Your child will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. PARENT & GUARDIAN GROUP SESSION: Depending on staff ratios, it may be possible for the psychology team to run a parent and guardian group alongside the children’s activity days at each of the venues. These sessions would provide a supportive environment for people to share their experiences of raising a child born with a cleft, as well as give an opportunity to meet other parents and guardians. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would be interested in attending. Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited and only available to young people who have a cleft lip and/or palate.  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 £30 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/

  • CLAPA Scotland Family Adventure Day in Glasgow

    Starts: 18 Aug 2019 10:00
    Ends: 18 Aug 2019 17:00

    Come and join us at our next Scotland Family Day for children born with a cleft aged 5-17yrs, their siblings and parents. This exciting day is taking place at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre in Blanefield where we can participate in a range of team games and adventure activities (the confirmed activity list will be created based on numbers and ages of children). Due to the adventure aspect of this event, the day is for ages 5 and above. Younger siblings can attend but may not be able to participate in all activities and/or may need support with some activities (please contact Gillian to discuss). Please bring along a pack lunch. We can't wait to see you there! For more information, please contact Gillian at [email protected] or call 07586 045402 Please remember this is Scotland and weather conditions are changeable. There will be outdoor activities so please bring clothes for all weathers and a change of clothes/waterproofs for wet weather. The event will still go ahead even if it is raining. Please arrive promptly to ensure we start on time and get the full benefit of all activities. Attendance is free for children born with a cleft, acompanying adults and one sibling and these places are paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited, so 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. 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/

  • CLAPA Birmingham Picnic in the Park

    Starts: 24 Aug 2019 12:00
    Ends: 24 Aug 2019 14:00

    Exciting news!! Your local CLAPA group in Birmingham is holding a summer Picnic in the Park. All families are welcome to join, including expectant parents :) On the day you will be able to enjoy: Arts and crafts Face painting A pinic together in the park (please BYO picnic) Lawn games and activities At Holloway Hall there is free parking, a huge field behind the hall and an adventure playground next door! It's the perfect venue for a summer event (fingers crossed for a sunny day) but if the weather isn't kind to us we will have room for a picnic indoors. Please join Holly (CLAPA Birmingham group leader) and others at this special summer event! For more information email happyfacesbirmingham or call Holly on 07597593762. Please book your places using the link below. See you in the summer and don't forget to bring your own picnic!

  • CLAPA Residential Weekend for 8-15 year olds (Northamptonshire)

    Starts: 30 Aug 2019 18:00
    Ends: 1 Sep 2019 14:00

    As well as fun, games and adventure activities, this exciting weekend will be a chance to meet other people your age who have been born with a cleft so you can make new friends, learn new skills, and build your confidence.  We're meeting at 6pm on the Friday to fit in as many activities as possible before you're picked up to go home at 2pm on the Sunday. For more information about this weekend, please contact Daniel Richards at [email protected] or on 07772 684 398. 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 £100 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.

  • 2019 CLAPA Adults Cleft Conference

    Starts: 14 Sep 2019 10:00
    Ends: 14 Sep 2019 17:00

    Join us in Scotland 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. Registration will start at 9.30am with tea and coffee, with the first talk taking place at 10.00am. We understand that some of you may need to travel into Glasgow, 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. The event will finish at 5.00pm. 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. Visit our Adults Conference Hub on the CLAPA website for the latest updates about this event.

  • Adventure Day for Young People at Phasel's Wood

    Starts: 28 Sep 2019 10:30
    Ends: 28 Sep 2019 16:00

    Join us at Phasel's Wood for a day of exciting activities! There'll be a zip wire, a gamne of human hungry hippos, abseiling and more. We've got a busy day planned for you to enjoy with other young people affected by cleft lip and palate. We'd love you to join us.  What you need to know: Join us from 10:30am on Saturday 28th Septemeber for a fun-packed day. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water in a water bottle you can keep refilling through the day. This event is for at 8-15 year olds who are affected by cleft (please contact Cherry using the details below with any questions about the age-range and suitability).  Parents and carers don't need to stay as there will be CLAPA staff and volunteers around for the whole day. Places at an event such as this are valued at £20 per person and as places are paid for in advance, we do not get refunds for anyone who doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it. For more information about the day please contact Cherry LeRoy on 079855 38982 or email [email protected]

  • Volunteer Development Day - Manchester - Saturday 5th October 2019

    Starts: 5 Oct 2019 11:00
    Ends: 5 Oct 2019 17:00

    This development day is annual training for new and existing Parent and Peer Supporters. The day will give you the chance to share your experiences, explore your role with your peers, consider challenges and ways to overcome them and to learn about CLAPA processes and good practice.  If you have any questions about the day please contact Claire 07792 77236 or [email protected]  We will look forward to seeing you!

  • CLAPA Scotland Family Day in Edinburgh

    Starts: 6 Oct 2019 10:00
    Ends: 6 Oct 2019 16:00

    Come and join us at our next Scotland Family Day for children born with a cleft aged 6-17yrs, their siblings and parents. This exciting day is taking place at Bonaly Scout Centre where we can participate in a range of team games and adventure activities (the confirmed activity list will be created based on numbers and ages of children). Due to the adventure aspect of this event, the day is for ages 6 and above. Younger siblings can attend but may not be able to participate in all activities and/or may need support with some activities (please contact Gillian to discuss). Lunch will be provided. We can't wait to see you there! For more information, please contact Gillian at [email protected] or call 07586 045402 Please remember this is Scotland and weather conditions are changeable. There will be outdoor activities so please bring clothes for all weathers and a change of clothes/waterproofs for wet weather. The event will still go ahead even if it is raining. Please arrive promptly to ensure we start on time and get the full benefit of all activities. Attendance is free for children born with a cleft, acompanying adults and one sibling and these places are paid for by CLAPA.  Places are limited, so 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. 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/

  • Volunteer Development Day - London - Saturday 18th January 2020

    Starts: 18 Jan 2020 10:30
    Ends: 18 Jan 2020 16:30

    This development day is annual training for new and existing Parent and Peer Supporters. The day will give you the chance to share your experiences, explore your role with your peers, consider challenges and ways to overcome them and to learn about CLAPA processes and good practice.  If you have any questions about the day please contact Daniel [email protected] or 07772 684398 alternatively Cherry [email protected] or 07985 538982 We will look forward to seeing you!