Events

  • Happy Faces Fife January meet up

    Starts: 21 Jan 2018 14:30
    Ends: 21 Jan 2018 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

  • CLAPA Age 8+ Climbing and Abseiling at Glasgow Climbing Centre, Ibrox

    Starts: 4 Feb 2018 13:15
    Ends: 4 Feb 2018 15:30

    Come join us at Glasgow Climbing Centre for some fun on the ropes learning to climb and for those adventurous ones we have arranged for an abseil from the church steeple :-) Places are limited and we paid for the places in advance.  The places are offered to you free of charge.  It is therefore important, if you cannot attend, that you ensure you cancel your place as soon as possible so someone else can attend.    Parents are requested to stay on the premises during the activity. Any questions about the day should be directed to Gillian McCarthy, Senior Regional Coordinator - Scotland on either gillian.mccarthy@clapa.com or 07586 045402 

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

    Starts: 15 Feb 2018 09:45
    Ends: 15 Feb 2018 13:30

    Join us for our adventure day for young people in Bedgebury Forest including bushcraft, making fires and cooking a light lunch over an open fire.  Giving young people born with a cleft the opportunity to meet others with similar experiences in a fun outdoor environment. As this is during February Half Term, please wear suitable warm clothing, as detailed;  Hat and gloves Jacket/ waterproof coat + trousers if possible Fleece/ jumper Warm trousers Wellies/ walking boots/ sturdy shoes We will meet at  Area office carparkLocation Name: Park Lane, Goudhurst, TN17 2SL(Park Lane east- TN17 2SW- Access from A229) 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 £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.

  • Happy Faces Aberdeen - Pottery, Bouncy Castle & Disco - February 2018

    Starts: 25 Feb 2018 13:00
    Ends: 25 Feb 2018 16:00

    Our first meeting of the New Year will be on Sunday 25th February 2018 1pm-4pm at Deveronside Community Social Club.  The day will include :  Pottery by Warthogs (additional pottery items will be available on the day if parents/other siblings wish to join in for a fee of £5)  Bouncy Castle Face Paints Disco  Tea and coffee available for a small charge Cleft Nurse Specialist Karen Morrison will also be available on the day to ask any burning questions.  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).  Pottery for additional siblings can be paid for on the day for £5.  Any questions about the day should be directed to Melanie Skinner, CLAPA Scotland Support Officer on melanie.skinner@clapa.com or 07495 379161 however it will be your Happy Faces Aberdeen Coordinator Amanda who will be hosting the day.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

  • Clapa kent quiz night

    Starts: 2 Mar 2018 19:30
    Ends: 2 Mar 2018 23:30

    Please join us for an evening of fun at our second quiz night.  After the success of our first quiz we would like to invite you and up to 8 people to join is for another fun filled evening. A sausage and chip supper will be included.  We would love to see you there. 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 18th 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 18th 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 18 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