Events

  • GOSH Parent/Professional Forum, 0-3 Years old Care Pathway

    Starts: 19 Oct 2019 09:30
    Ends: 19 Oct 2019 12:00

    The Great Ormond Street Branch of CLAPA would like to invite you to a Patient/Professional Forum on Saturday 19th October 2019.  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 children aged 0 - 3 and will give parents an opportunity to discuss the care pathway, feeding, surgery, post surgery, hearing and early speech development.  Agenda  9.30am - 10.00am  - Registration  10.30am - 11.30am - Forum with speakers from CLAPA and the Cleft team. 11.00am - 12.noon  - A chance to speak with the Cleft Team and other familes. Children's entertainment will be provided throughout the event. The day will end with a chance to speak to the cleft team. Places are 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.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • CLAPA Leaver's Pack Workshop

    Starts: 26 Oct 2019 10:30
    Ends: 26 Oct 2019 14:30

    Come and join us for lunch and be the first to see the exciting new CLAPA Leaver's Pack and tell us what you think!

  • CLAPA Northampton soft play meet up!

    Starts: 26 Oct 2019 18:30
    Ends: 26 Oct 2019 20:30

    This special soft play event is a chance for children born with a cleft and their siblings to play and get to know each other while the parents and carers can chat, share experiences and make friends. All families affected by cleft are very welcome to join the fun! Children's tickets are £2 per child and adult attendence is free. Places are limited, so please do book if you'd like to join us. For more details or if you have any questions, please contact CLAPA Volunteer, Laura at [email protected] or call 07850 598330. There is a small charge for children's tickets to help cover costs and the difference will be paid 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 at least £5 per family 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 Aberdeen Christmas Party 2019

    Starts: 17 Nov 2019 13:00
    Ends: 17 Nov 2019 16:00

    Your local CLAPA group in Aberdeen are planning an exciting Christmas Party! Join us in celebrating the season with face painting, party games and plenty of changes to make new friends. Food is provided, as well as a very special visit from Santa! Please bring a wrapped gift labelled with your child's name for Santa's sack. All families affected by cleft are welcome at this fun, FREE festive event - that includes expectant parents and grandparents too! 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.

  • CLAPA Doncaster Meet Up and Games *LAUNCH EVENT*

    Starts: 23 Nov 2019 13:00
    Ends: 23 Nov 2019 15:00

    The whole family are welcome to join CLAPA for this special launch event for the new CLAPA group based in Doncaster. This will be an opportunity for children to play and get to know each other while parents and carers can chat and share experiences. We will meet at 1pm at to get started and there'll be games for babies and children, and tasty treats to share. All families affected by cleft are welcome - including expectant parents and grandparents too! You can email Natalie at [email protected] or call Claire on 07792 772362 if you have any questions :) You can book your free family places below. 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 doesn't turn up. Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

  • CLAPA Bucks & Beds Christmas Party

    Starts: 23 Nov 2019 14:00
    Ends: 23 Nov 2019 16:00

    Join us for our annual Christmas party for Bucks & Beds and surrrounding area There will be: Chidlrens entertainment Party food Raffle, Christmas cards A visit from Santa The chance to enjoy time with others affected by cleft in your local area This is a volunteer run event and we want to make sure we can best plan a fun day for everyone. We are charging £5 per family. We are a small charity with limited funds and we hope that  by charging a small amount families only sign up if they intend to to be there on the day. Please register all of your family for places and avoid wasting funds by letting us know if your plans change and you can no longer make it. Please let us know if paying the £5 cost will mean you can't attend as we don't want to exclude anyone and would like to help.  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 costs for food and gifts will be paid for in advance.   

  • CLAPA North West Winter Party & Bounce

    Starts: 23 Nov 2019 16:00
    Ends: 23 Nov 2019 18:00

    Exciting news!!  CLAPA North West is holding a Winter Party and Bounce!    This event is particularly aimed at children of school age (5+) but there is a soft play area for younger children who may not want to trampoline.  All families affected by cleft are welcome to join (including siblings). On the day you will be able to enjoy: Trampolining (with qualified coaches)  A light buffet & snacks (hot and cold drinks can be purchased on site) Time together with other families We will be meeting from 4pm at Preston Trampolining Club.  If you want to bounce on the day please wear loose, comfortable clothing - no denims, buttons or zips.  Please ensure you have either padded or 2 pairs of socks on. 5 children will be allowed to bounce on any one trampoline but coaches from the Club will ensure that all children get a turn. Parking is available at the club. We will be providing a light buffet / snacks on the day.  A small charge is made to attend this event to contribute towards some of the costs of running the event, the balance will be paid for by CLAPA.   If the cost of attending would prevent you from coming please contact sarah.t[email protected] or 07718 124611.   Places are limited.  If you wish to attend then please book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.  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 £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. This is one of 3 winter events we are running across the North West so if you can't make this date be sure to check our other events.   If you have any questions please contact Sarah on 07718 124611 or [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/

  • CLAPA Warwick special soft play meet up

    Starts: 24 Nov 2019 09:00
    Ends: 24 Nov 2019 11:00

    This special soft play event at Wacky Warehouse will be a chance for children to play and make friends while parents and carers can chat and share experiences. All families affected by cleft are very welcome to join the fun! 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 CLAPA Warwick and CLAPA Birmingham! We willl have exclusive hire of the warehouse so all families you meet will also be part of the event and part of the cleft community.   This is a volunteer ran event and we want to make sure we can best plan a fun day for everyone. We are charging a £5 per family deposit, which you will get back straight after the event. We are a small charity with limited funds and we hope that charging a deposit will mean families only sign up if they intend to to be there on the day. Please register all of your family for places and avoid wasting funds by letting us know if your plans change and you can no longer make it. Please let us know if paying the £5 deposit will mean you can't attend as we don't want to exclude anyone and would like to help. Jo, CLAPA Warwick leader & CLAPA volunteer Your famlies places will be paid for by CLAPA. Your £5 deposit will be refunded when you attend the event. 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 family and paid in advance.

  • CLAPA Grimsby Christmas Party

    Starts: 30 Nov 2019 11:00
    Ends: 30 Nov 2019 13:00

    Join us for our first Christmas party in Grimsby! There will be: Music and party games Party food A visit from Santa The chance to enjoy time with others affected by cleft in your local area This is a volunteer ran event and we want to make sure we can best plan a fun day for everyone. We are charging a £5 per family deposit, which you will get back straight after the event. We are a small charity with limited funds and we hope that charging a deposit will mean families only sign up if they intend to to be there on the day. Please register all of your family for places and avoid wasting funds by letting us know if your plans change and you can no longer make it. Please let us know if paying the £5 deposit will mean you can't attend as we don't want to exclude anyone and would like to help. Kayleigh, CLAPA Grimsby :-) CLAPA Barnsley volunteer Your famlies places will be paid for by CLAPA.  Your £5 deposit will be refunded when you attend the event. 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 costs for food and gifts will be paid for in advance.   

  • Sussex Christmas Event

    Starts: 30 Nov 2019 11:00
    Ends: 30 Nov 2019 15:30

    Come along and meet other families affected by cleft We will be: Meeting together for family activites Providing a hot lunch for the children Using all of the facilities in the park after the children have eaten Giving all children a goodie bag There are limited places at this event as it is a volunteer run event and we want to make sure we can best plan a fun day for everyone. We are charging £5 per family. We are a small charity with limited funds and we hope that  by charging a small amount families only sign up if they intend to to be there on the day. Please register all of your family for places and avoid wasting funds by letting us know if your plans change and you can no longer make it. Please let us know if paying the £5 cost will mean you can't attend as we don't want to exclude anyone and would like to help.  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 over £7 per person which will be paid for in advance.   

  • CLAPA West Midlands Christmas party

    Starts: 30 Nov 2019 15:00
    Ends: 30 Nov 2019 18:00

    Celebrate the festive season with CLAPA in the West Midlands at our 2018 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 Magic tricks Soft play for the younger ones Christmassy art and crafts Snacks and nibbles and a slice of CLAPA Christmas Cake A Christmas gift for the younger ones Please note that we will have light nibbles and snacks for you enjoy and a CLAPA Christmas cake. There won't be a full party buffet so please make other plans for mealtimes. This is a volunteer ran event and we want to make sure we can best plan a fun day for everyone. We are charging a £5 per family deposit, which you will get back straight after the event. We are a small charity with limited funds and we hope that charging a deposit will mean families only sign up if they intend to to be there on the day. Please register all of your family for places and avoid wasting funds by letting us know if your plans change and you can no longer make it. Please let us know if paying the £5 deposit will mean you can't attend as we don't want to exclude anyone and would like to help. Your famlies places will be paid for by CLAPA.  Your £5 deposit will be refunded when you attend the event. 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 costs for food and gifts will be paid for in advance.   

  • CLAPA Sunderland Christmas Party

    Starts: 1 Dec 2019 14:00
    Ends: 1 Dec 2019 16:30

    Join us for our annual North East Christmas party There will be: Chidlren's disco Face-painter Party food Raffle, Tombola, Guess the name of the teddy! A visit from Santa The chance to enjoy time with others affected by cleft in your local area A bar will be available for the purchase of drinks This is a volunteer run event and we want to make sure we can best plan a fun day for everyone. We are charging £5 per family. We are a small charity with limited funds and we hope that  by charging a small amount families will only sign up if they intend to to be there on the day. Please register all of your family for places and avoid wasting funds by letting us know if your plans change and you can no longer make it. Please let us know if paying the £5 cost will mean you can't attend as we don't want to exclude anyone and would like to help. If you change your mind, or your plans change, then please cancel your place so that we can offer it to someone else.  It's important for us to know if you can no longer attend as food and gifts are paid for in advance.   

  • CLAPA Barnsley Christmas Party

    Starts: 7 Dec 2019 11:00
    Ends: 7 Dec 2019 13:00

    Join us for the third Christmas party in Barnsley.  We think this will be the best one yet! There will be: Music and party games Party food A visit from Santa The chance to enjoy time with others affected by cleft in your local area This is a volunteer ran event and we want to make sure we can best plan a fun day for everyone. We are charging a £5 per family deposit, which you will get back straight after the event. We are a small charity with limited funds and we hope that charging a deposit will mean families only sign up if they intend to to be there on the day. Please register all of your family for places and avoid wasting funds by letting us know if your plans change and you can no longer make it. Please let us know if paying the £5 deposit will mean you can't attend as we don't want to exclude anyone and would like to help. Alison :-) CLAPA Barnsley volunteer Your famlies places will be paid for by CLAPA.  Your £5 deposit will be refunded when you attend the event. 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 costs for food and gifts will be paid for in advance.   

  • CLAPA GOSH Christmas Party 2019

    Starts: 7 Dec 2019 11:00
    Ends: 7 Dec 2019 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 is for those affected by cleft lip and/or palate and their immediate families. 

  • CLAPA North Wales Christmas Party 2019

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

    Come and join us for the first CLAPA Christmas party in North Wales.   Meet other families affected by cleft lip and palate in a relaxed and fun atmostphere. Party Games Children's play centre  CLAPA Christmas Cards on Sale Party food and juice for children (refreshments for adults can be purchased at the onsite cafe)   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, Siblings and Grandparents) Parking is available onsite.     A small charge is made to attend this event to contribute towards some of the costs of running the event, the balance will be paid for by CLAPA.   If the cost of attending would prevent you from coming please contact [email protected] or 07718 124611.   Places are limited.  If you wish to attend then please book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.  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 £8 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. This is one of 3 winter events we are running across the North West so if you can't make this date be sure to check our other events.   We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

  • CLAPA KENT Christmas Party 2019

    Starts: 7 Dec 2019 15:00
    Ends: 7 Dec 2019 17:30

    we would love you to join us for an afternoon of food and entertainment. Also a chance to meet with other families affected by cleft. Unfortunatly due to CLAPA funding cuts we are only able to provide food for the children during the party. Sorry for any inconvenience . Please also advise us of any allergies your child may have.  There will be tombolas, raffle , lucky dip and  a visit from father christmas himself! Please be advised there is no parking available at the hall we will be using the car park in the school next to the hall. Thank you. 

  • CLAPA Leicester Sunshine Club Christmas party

    Starts: 7 Dec 2019 15:00
    Ends: 7 Dec 2019 17:30

    Celebrate the festive season with CLAPA Sunshine Club in Leicester at our 2019 Christmas Party! All families affected by cleft are very welcome to join us for some Christmassy fun, which will include: A mini disco Party games Christmassy art and crafts A Christmas gift for the younger ones This is a volunteer ran event and we want to make sure we can best plan a fun day for everyone. We are charging a £5 per family deposit, which you will get back straight after the event. We are a small charity with limited funds and we hope that charging a deposit will mean families only sign up if they intend to to be there on the day. Please register all of your family for places and avoid wasting funds by letting us know if your plans change and you can no longer make it. Please let us know if paying the £5 deposit will mean you can't attend as we don't want to exclude anyone and would like to help. Your famlies places will be paid for by CLAPA.  Your £5 deposit will be refunded when you attend the event. 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 costs for food and gifts will be paid for in advance.   

  • CLAPA North Essex Christmas Party 2019

    Starts: 7 Dec 2019 18:00
    Ends: 7 Dec 2019 20:00

    Exciting news! Your local CLAPA group in Essex are planning an exciting Christmas Party! Join us in celebrating the season with 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 Christmas-y 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.

  • Sleepover at Fenton Fun Factory

    Starts: 7 Dec 2019 18:00
    Ends: 8 Dec 2019 09:30

    Join us for a CLAPA Christmas Sleepover! Meet at the Fenton Fun Factory on 7th December at 6pm We'll be able to enjoy soft play for the whole evening and will even sleep in there! Young people aged between 8 and 12 are welcome to join us (if you're a little younger or older than this and would like to get involved, please get in touch) There will be a hot buffet when you arrive and breakfast before you leave Night time hot chocolate and biscuits before bed  Bring a sleeping bag and your favourite DVD so we can vote on our favourite movie to watch together :) We'll send you full details about the event in a CLAPA info back before the day If you have any questions call or email Claire on 07792 772362 or [email protected] 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 £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. 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 Merseyside Christmas Party 2019

    Starts: 8 Dec 2019 14:00
    Ends: 8 Dec 2019 17:00

    Come and join us for an afternoon of festive fun! Meet other families affected by cleft lip and palate in a relaxed and fun atmostphere. Party Games Meet Father Christmas Children's Entertainer Raffle & Tombola CLAPA Christmas Cards on Sale Treats and Snacks    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, Siblings and Grandparents) Parking is available nearby.   A small charge is made to attend this event to contribute towards some of the costs of running the event, the balance will be paid for by CLAPA.   If the cost of attending would prevent you from coming please contact [email protected] or 07718 124611.   Places are limited.  If you wish to attend then please book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.  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 £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. This is one of 3 winter events we are running across the North West so if you can't make this date be sure to check our other events.   We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

  • CLAPA Glasgow Christmas Party 2019

    Starts: 15 Dec 2019 12:00
    Ends: 15 Dec 2019 15:00

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We hope you can join us for our annual CLAPA Glasgow Christmas Party at the Glencairn Venue, Rutherglen, Glasgow. Fun and games for all ages including : Disco and games Raffle and other fundraising activities A special visit from Santa! The venue offers free parking. A buffet will be provided for adults and children, and drinks can be purchased at the bar. The Christmas season brings many reasons to celebrate and gather. However, places are limited, and to ensure as many families as possible can benefit, we ask that you bring immediate family members only. This event is kindly funded by BBC Children in Need, so places are free! But to continue our work in Scotland all year round, we rely on the generosity of people like you who believe in what we do. Any donations made when booking this event, or on the day itself, will go directly towards funding our work in Scotland. Please book early to avoid disappointment, and remember those dancing shoes! If you have any questions or for further information, contact  Jayne on [email protected]  Gillian on [email protected] 

  • 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!