Events

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

    Starts: 17 Mar 2018 10:00
    Ends: 17 Mar 2018 13:00

    Join us for our adventure day for young people in London.  We will be: Bowling Trying to get out of the escape room! Having a go on the bumper cars and lunch.  Giving young people born with a cleft the opportunity to meet others with similar experiences in a fun  environment. We will meet at;  Namco Entrance inside County Hall Please be there by 09:45, so that we can start the session at 10:00  Any problems before or on the day then please contact Cherry LeRoy cherry.leroy@clapa.com 07985 538982. Please state any dietary requirements on the booking form. 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 £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.

  • Family Day Lambshill Stables (Glasgow)

    Starts: 18 Mar 2018 11:00
    Ends: 18 Mar 2018 15:00

    For children with a cleft (All ages), their siblings and their parents. On Sunday 18th March at 11am, join CLAPA for a fun filled Family Day at Lambshill Stables where we will blow away the cobwebs on a Led Cycle Ride (bikes will be provided). The rest of the day will be taken up doing Arts and Crafts with lunch provided inbetween.  We are hoping for some lovely spring weather however, please dress appropriately for the weather on the day.  It will be a day for all the family to enjoy!   Important Information Sunday 8th March 11am - 3pm, please aim to arrive 15 minutes before for registration 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD Wear weather appropriate clothing  Immediate family members only 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 18 March 2018 Melanie

  • CLAPA Edinburgh volunteering drop in sessions

    Starts: 20 Mar 2018 13:00
    Ends: 20 Mar 2018 20:30

    Could you help organise a Christmas party for families affected by Cleft in Edinburgh? Maybe you would like to spread awareness and understanding of Cleft Lip and Palate? Come and have a chat on Tuesday 20th March to hear how volunteering with CLAPA is changing and how you could get involved no matter how much or little time you have to give. We will be running 2 sessions to allow as many people as possible to attend.  One in the afternoon (1pm) and one in the evening (7pm).  Please register your attendance by selecting the correct 'ticket type' for the session you plan to attend. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca (rebecca.mcdonald@clapa.com) or Gillian (gillian.mccarthy@clapa.com). We look forward to seeing you there!

  • 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.

  • Happy Faces Warwick special soft play March meet up!

    Starts: 25 Mar 2018 09:00
    Ends: 25 Mar 2018 11:00

    Happy Faces Groups are for children who were born with a cleft and their families and expectant parents.  This special soft play event at Wacky Warehouse will be a chance for children to play and get to know each other while the parents can chat, share experiences and make friends. We will meet at 9am at Wacky Warehouse, at the Reservoir, Solihull. All families affected by cleft are welcome, especially those who who are part of Happy Faces Warwick and Happy Faces Birmingham! We willl have exclusive hire of the warehouse so all families you meet will also be part of the event and affected by cleft.  Hire of the venue 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.  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 cancels/doesn't turn up.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • Transition Extreme, Aberdeen (age 8-17 years)

    Starts: 25 Mar 2018 11:45
    Ends: 25 Mar 2018 16:30

    For children with a cleft age 8-17 years. Join us at Transition Extreme Aberdeen for a fun packed afternoon tackling a variety of exciting activities such as Crate Stacking, Ariel Trekking and the Gladiator Challenge.  We also stop for some lunch inbetween activities, provided at the on site cafe. Please note participants must be over 1.3m tall Places are limited and we pay for the places in advance.  The places are offered to you free of charge but have a value of £28.  It is therefore important, if you cannot attend, that you ensure you cancel your place as soon as possible so it can be offered to someone else.    Parents are requested to stay on the premises during the activity. For further details please contact Gillian McCarthy on - gillian.mccarthy@clapa.com We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 25th March! Gillian

  • ADVENTURE DAY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SOUTH EAST

    Starts: 14 Apr 2018 10:00
    Ends: 14 Apr 2018 15:00

    Join us for this fun day of activity in the forest with other young people born with a cleft, activities will include Casualty evacuation - working in teams to transport your 'casulty' through the forest Minefield, guiding your team members through obstacles Wonderful words - earn points by using your body to spell words Orienteering - using a map and a compass in your teams find as many posts as possible Toast marshmallows over the campfire Please bring a pack lunch and dress according to the weather forecast This event is aimed at 8 - 15 year olds born with a cleft Please arrive promptly so that we can start at 10am If you have any queries please contact cherry.leroy@clapa.com or call Cherry 07985 538982 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.

  • Family Fun Day - Bodafon Farm Park

    Starts: 21 Apr 2018 11:00
    Ends: 21 Apr 2018 15:30

    Join us for our family fun day held as the wonderful Bodafon Farm Park! There will be a whole day of exciting activities including meeting some of the local animal residents and going on some fun-filled rides! The agenda for the day is: 11-11.45am – Arrivals and tea & biscuits 12pm – Tractor rides, pony rides and feeding the animals! 1-2pm – Lunch time - exploring the adventure playground 2.15pm – Meet the owls & bird tour 3-3.30pm – End of the day  What you need to know: Open to all cleft lip and/or palate families Lunch will be provided so you just need to bring yourselves and your family along! We will try to cater to all dietry needs and will provide veggie alternatives. There are lunch options for Adults and Children, and you will choose this when you fill in the form to register for the event.  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.

  • Adventure Day at Kingswood Peak Venture

    Starts: 22 Apr 2018 10:00
    Ends: 22 Apr 2018 16:00

    Join us for a day of aeroball, 3G swings and problem solvinig at Peak Venture, in Sheffield! These d We will meet at Peak Venture adventure Centre at 10am on Sunday 22nd April. You don't need to bring anything but yourself and some outdoor clothes, which you don't mind getting wet and muddy. Our Adventure days are open to young people affected by cleft, aged 8-15. We don't usually invite brothers, sisters or friends as we have found in the past that they days are a great way to talk to new people and make new friends, with other young people like you who are affected by cleft. The day includes lunch, so make sure to let us know any dietary needs when you sign up If you have any questions about the day please call or email Claire claire.evans@clapa.com or 07792 772362 Places are paid for by CLAPA and are limited.  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 £35 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.

  • Family Day at Magna Science Adventure Centre

    Starts: 29 Apr 2018 10:30
    Ends: 29 Apr 2018 15:00

    Join other famlilies affected by cleft for a day of water fun, science adventure and much more at the fabulous Magna Science Adventure in Rotherham! We will meet at 10.30am for a big CLAPA welcome and to give you time to get to know other families before you go off to explore the centre You will need to bring a packed lunch (or money to buy a lite bite in the cafe)  to eat in a CLAPA reserved area. We can all eat together, giving you more chance to get to know other families affected by cleft You might want to bring a change of clothes for any children planning to go crazy in the water play! All ages are welcome as the centre provides something for everyone. There's water play and an adventure playground for the younger ones, science adventure challenges for the older ones and lots inbetween See you in April :) 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 Children in Need 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 £10 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.

  • London Sponsored Walk 2018

    Starts: 13 May 2018 10:30
    Ends: 13 May 2018 15:00

    Join us for our Sponsored Walk in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, to celebrate Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week this May! Find us by the Timber Lodge Café to register before the walk begins. You can pick up your CLAPA t-shirt, route map, and other information about the day. Check out photos from last year's event. 10:30 - 11:00  ~ Registration 11:00 - 12:00  ~ Sponsored Walk 12:00 - 13:30  ~ Picnic Lunch 13:30 - 15:00  ~ CLAPA Games/ Sports Day (Optional, but open to all) Find out more about Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week 2018 What you get for your entry: - Your own CLAPA T-Shirt.- A CLAPA medal.- Entry for the Sponsored Walk.- Support and guidance from the CLAPA fundraising team.- A contribution to CLAPA's UK-wide work supporting the cleft community.  SPONSORSHIP TARGETSSet up a fundraising page for Awareness Week as a chance to tell your story to your friends and families, and help us make sure we can continue to support families like yours for many years to come. Check out our Sponsorship Resources for more information. Adults – £50Children – £25Family Target – £100 For more information please contact Fundraising at fundraising@clapa.com or 020 7833 4883.

  • Aberdeen Family Day - Greenwood Loch Holiday Park and Activity Centre

    Starts: 13 May 2018 11:45
    Ends: 13 May 2018 16:00

    For children and young people of all ages born with a cleft, their siblings and their parents. On Sunday 13th May at 12pm (11:45am registration), join CLAPA for a Nature filled day for all of the family!  Activites on the day are best suited for children aged 3+ however younger children are welcome with help from parents/guardians.  The first half of the day will be making Bird Feeders (older children/young people) or Insect Houses (younger children) and lunch. The second half will be Bush Crafts!  It is parents responsibility to look after their child around the fire during the bush craft activity.  We will finish the afternoon toasting marshmallows on the fire. We are hoping for some lovely spring weather however, please dress appropriately for the weather on the day and bring waterproofs and spare clothes as we will be outside only! Please bring your own packed lunch and picnic blanket although we are hoping to have a marque with some picnic benches on the day provided it isn't too windy.  Please arrive for registration at 11.45am  Note that lunch is NOT provided on this occassion.  Important Information Sunday 13th May 12am - 4pm, please aim to arrive at 11:45am for registration Greenwood Loch,Fisherie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5SS (Please use postcode AB53 5GU for Sat Navs,and we are directly across the road.) Wear weather appropriate clothing as this is completely outdoors including at lunch.  Please note that during the arts and crafts, all pigment can stain clothing so please wear old clothing, apron or an old shirt over their clothing. During Bush Crafts, there will be an open fire so please supervise younger children. Please ensure you have warm clothing with long sleeves, trousers, waterproof jacket and sensible foot wear.  Please bring your own lunch and picnic blanket as lunch will NOT be provided and there is no where to purchase food nearby.  Immediate family members only Please specify if you would like to have lunch on arrival at 12pm or would prefer to wait till 1pm 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 13 May 2018 Melanie

  • Older Kids Activity - Foxlake Adventures, Dunbar (age 8-17 years)

    Starts: 13 May 2018 12:30
    Ends: 13 May 2018 15:30

    For children with a cleft age 8-17 years. Join us at Foxlake, Dunbar, near Edinburgh for an action packed afternoon tackling the new zip wire trail... ZipTrail is the BRAND NEW, mega exciting dual zipline course. Fly from tree to tree, scramble  your way over the postman’s walk, cross the step over and blast down the big zips on each Zone. All while zipping along, side by side with your friends and family, up to 30 feet above the forest floor. ZipTrail has 3 Zones in total, all of which have their own unique quirks, character and features. Sessions will be led by our experienced, qualified instructors who will take you from the kitting up process, through our training zone and finally guide you through each zone. After the adventure we will head back to the cafe for some food. Please note participants must be aged 8yrs+ and over 1.4m tall As this is an outdoor facility, activities will proceed regardless of weather. For further details visit: http://www.foxlake.co.uk/  IMPORTANT INFORMATION • All participants must be at least 1.4 metres in height and over 8 years old.• We ask that you arrive on time to ensure you are ready to go at our allotted time!• We would ask that any potentially dangerous jewellery i.e earrings/rings/necklace/bracelets are removed before your session or safely taped up. For further details please contact Gillian McCarthy on - gillian.mccarthy@clapa.com We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 13th May! Gillian