Events

  • Happy Faces Leicester Summer Picnic

    Starts: 9 Sep 2017 12:00
    Ends: 9 Sep 2017 15:00

    Join us for a Picnic in the Park held by Happy Faces Leicester! Join others affected by Cleft, enjoy a picnic in the sunshine (we hope!) and share experiences with other families. The River Soar runs through beautiful Abbey Park and on the western side are the fascinating Abbey Grounds with the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey, and the ruins of Cavendish House, a seventeenth century mansion. To the east of the river lies the highly decorative Victorian part of the park with its evergreen shrubberies, trees, boating lake, miniature railway, and formally planted flower displays. What you need to know: We will meet near the cafe from 12pm on Saturday 9th September for a picnic in the park. There will be giant board games and some group games for any children, young people and adults who would like to join in! The day is aimed at all families affected by cleft in the area so everyone is welcome Please bring your favourite family and pals, a picnic blanket and some picnic goodies Parents and carers need to stay for the whole day and will be responsible for their children at all times For more information about the day please contact Claire Evans on 07792 772362 or email claire.evans@clapa.com

  • Happy Faces Birmingham Special Launch Event

    Starts: 27 Sep 2017 12:00
    Ends: 27 Sep 2017 14:00

    We're really pleased to announce that Happy Faces Birmingham will meet for the first time on Wednesday 27th August 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 that we are able to launch the 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 launch event!' 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 Claire on 07792 772362.

  • Fun Day for Young People at Blackwell Adventure

    Starts: 1 Oct 2017 10:00
    Ends: 1 Oct 2017 16:00

    Join us for day of fun and and games at Blackwell Adventure in Bromsgrove! The day is open to young people affected by cleft aged 8 to 15 It will be a fun day of outdoor activities such as zip wiring and obstacle courses and best of all you will get to enjoy the day with other young people like you, who are also affected by cleft. Please register your interest with us using the link to the right. You will then need to fill out an event registration form to confirm your place. 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? 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. See you there!Claire

  • Volunteer Development Day - Cambridge

    Starts: 14 Oct 2017 10:00
    Ends: 14 Oct 2017 17:00

    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 have any further requirement and/or questions, please let Hamza Anwar, East of England Regional Coordinator know (hamza.anwar@clapa.com or 07772684398). We are looking forward to seeing you at the training!

  • 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!

  • 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!