Events

  • Join CLAPA for a Halloween party in Birmingham!

    Starts: 27 Oct 2018 15:00
    Ends: 27 Oct 2018 17:00

    Exciting news!! Your local Happy Faces group in Birmingham is going to be getting all ghostly at a October half term Halloween party! All families are welcome to join, including expectant parents. There will be a mixture of games and activities so older siblings should definitely come along :) On the day you will be able to enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit (maybe even cake!) and the younger ones will have the choice of arts and crafts, party games, the ball pit and more. At Holloway Hall there is free parking, a huge field behind the hall and an adventure playground next door if the weather is kind! It's the perfect venue for a family event. Please join Holly (Happy Faces Birmingham group leader) and others at this special event! For more information email happyfacesbirmingham or call Holly on 07597593762. Please book your places using the link below. See you at Halloween :)

  • Adventure weekend in Lincolnshire!

    Starts: 2 Nov 2018 17:00
    Ends: 4 Nov 2018 16:00

    Join us for some firework themed November fun in Grantham, Lincolnshire! The weekend will take place at Caythorpe Court Adventure Centre and is available to children and young people with a Cleft Lip and/or Palate aged 8-15 years old. Priority will be given to children and young people living in Lincolnshire and those who haven't been on a CLAPA adventure weekend before, though young people from across the country are welcome to apply for a place. CLAPA residential adventure weekends are about having fun whilst learning new skills and sharing experiences with other young poeple affected by cleft. The weekend will be based around outdoor activities, personal and team challenges.  A parent told us: “I was so impressed by the uplifting effects on my daughter. Her confidence sky-rocketed. She really enjoyed the company of the other children, the staff and the activities. I think that appreciating the other participants with cleft lip and palate as wonderful people has helped with her own self-view.” A young person told us: "It made a real difference to how I think. Meeting other people, even grown-ups, showed me how I’m not the only one like the way I am, there are others and that’s the most important thing to remember. No one is alone." Places are fully funded by CLAPA. You just need to be able to make your own way to and from the Centre .We'll send confirmation of your place and a pack about the weekend as soon as possible and by the end of September at the latest. If you have any questions you can contact Claire Evans at claire.evans@clapa.com or 07792 772362. Some useful things to add include: We'd like to meet at the Caythorpe Court at 5pm. This might be difficult if you're travelling from outside of Lincolnshire so just let us know if you might be late and we will save you dinner! Please bring a CLAPA t shirt if you already have one This weekend is just for young people affected by cleft, we hope that you'll enjoy the weekend with new friends If you are older than 15 but would like to join us, please apply for a place - we're not super strict on our age range and if you're a little older and still up for joining us, you'd be very welcome All food, equipment for activities and accomodation is paid for and arranged. You might need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow but we will let you know about this nearer to the time in your adventure weekend info pack that we send out to everyone Places are free and paid for by CLAPA using our funding from Children in Need. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Places are costing over £70 per person and as they 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.

  • Volunteer Development Day - Bristol

    Starts: 10 Nov 2018 10:00
    Ends: 10 Nov 2018 15:45

    This development day is annual training for new and existing Parent Supporters, Peer Supporters, Happy Faces Coordinators and Adult Meet-Up Coordinators.  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 Cherry cherry.leroy@clapa.com or 07985 538982 We will look forward to meeting you!

  • Northampton Happy Faces- Winter Scavenger Hunt

    Starts: 11 Nov 2018 13:00
    Ends: 11 Nov 2018 15:00

    Happy Faces groups are informal opportunities for families to meet monthly, feel supported and share experiences with others in a similar situation.This meet up event is being held at Salcey Forest, so come and join us for a fun filled scavenger trail! For satnav purposes the postcode is NN7 2HX The main car park is Pay & Display. Parking charges apply to all vehicles, including Blue Badge holders. Charges are £1.50 for an hour or £4 for two hours and above. The meeting point is the cafe. A parent recently told us: 'We love coming to play and meet other mummies and families going through or already having been through the journey we're embarking on! The advice and support we get from the other families is priceless and helps us prepare for the more scary things like his upcoming pre op and operation, we wouldn't be half as prepared without it' For more information and to let us know you will be joining the meet up please register below to book your place. Please email lauraclapa@outlook.com or beckyclapa@hotmail.com if you have any questions about the group. Hope to see you there! CLAPA in Northampton

  • 2018 CLAPA Adults Cleft Conference

    Starts: 17 Nov 2018 10:00
    Ends: 17 Nov 2018 17:00

    Join us in London 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 London, 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 restaurant 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.

  • CLAPA GOSH Christmas Party 2018

    Starts: 24 Nov 2018 11:00
    Ends: 24 Nov 2018 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 Bristol and Southwest Christmas Party

    Starts: 24 Nov 2018 12:00
    Ends: 24 Nov 2018 15:00

    Join us for an afternoon of jingle bells and festive fun! Meet other families affected by cleft lip and palate in a relaxed and fun atmostphere.  We're planning: ❄️ a buffet lunch❄️ Nutty Noah providing entertainment, soft play, games and more❄️ a visit from a certain 'Man in Red' There is no charge but donations are very welcome. 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) The event is volunteer led with CLAPA and Cleft Team members coming along too.  We look forward to welcoming you on the day!   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.  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/ With thanks to Steve Poulsom for the photo from the 2016 party!

  • CLAPA Bucks and Beds Christmas Party 2018

    Starts: 24 Nov 2018 14:00
    Ends: 24 Nov 2018 16:00

    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. ❄️Christmas Crafts❄️Raffle❄️Soft play❄️Children's Entertainer❄️CLAPA Christmas cards on sale❄️Delicious buffet 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) We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

  • Celebrate Christmas with CLAPA in Birmingham!

    Starts: 24 Nov 2018 15:00
    Ends: 24 Nov 2018 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 visit from Santa and a gift for the younger ones Please note that we will have lots of nibbles and snacks for you enjoy and even a CLAPA Christmas cake. There won't be a full party buffet so please make other plans for your dinner/tea! Attendance is free and paid for by CLAPA.  If you wish to attend please register all of your family.  Places at the party will cost CLAPA £10 per person. We have had lots of families let us down at the last minute in the past, which has meant alot of charitable money has been wasted. Please let us know if you can no longer make it. We will have CLAPA Christmas cards for you to buy on the day and you can also get them ahead of time from our Christmas shop here https://www.charitycardsonline.com/clapa. We will look forward to seeing you at our 2018 CLAPA Christmas party, set to be the best one yet! CLAPA in the West Midlands :-)

  • GLASGOW Christmas 2018 Party

    Starts: 25 Nov 2018 12:00
    Ends: 25 Nov 2018 15:00

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! So please 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 Face Painting Magician Scrumptious Buffet with chocolate fountain Candy Cart Raffle and other fundraising activities Santa  Important Info : Free Parking Buffet will be provided for adults and children.  Drinks can be purchased at the bar Tickets are free for any child born with a cleft and one accompanying adult All other tickets are Adult £5, Children £2 The Christmas season brings many reasons to celebrate and gather. Places are limited so immediate family members only please. Please book early to avoid disappointment and remember those dancing shoes! If you have any questions or for further information, contact  Jayne on jayne_mcdougall@hotmail.com  Gillian on Gillian.McCarthy@clapa.com 

  • South London & Surrey Christmas Party

    Starts: 1 Dec 2018 14:30
    Ends: 1 Dec 2018 17:00

    Come and Join in the Fun at CLAPA South London & Surrey Christmas Party We welcome all families affected by cleft to come and meet other families and of course Father Christmas himself. Activities for children Facepainting Entertainers Food Mulled wine, tea and coffee Opportunity to talk to other families affected by cleft Attendance is hugely subsidised by CLAPA and only for families affected by cleft.  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 £13 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 North Essex Happy Faces Christmas Party!

    Starts: 1 Dec 2018 18:00
    Ends: 1 Dec 2018 20:00

    Come and join us for North Essex Happy Faces Christmas Party, at Partyman World of Play, Braintree! Meet other families affected by cleft lip and palate in a fun soft play centre! A buffet is also provided. Tickets available free of charge on a first come, first served basis.  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) in Essex and surrounding counties. Photos will be taken on the day, please let us know if this is an issue. For more information, please contact Kelly @ kellyhill83@hotmail.co.uk. We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

  • CLAPA Northampton Happy Faces Christmas Panto and Party!

    Starts: 8 Dec 2018 11:00
    Ends: 8 Dec 2018 14:30

    Come and join us for Northampton Happy Faces Panto and Christmas Party, all at The Deco, Northampton! Meet other families affected by cleft lip and palate in a relaxed and fun atmostphere. ❄️ See the magic of Cinderella, followed by;❄️ Christmas party❄️ Buffet❄️ Games❄️ Raffle❄️ Christmas crafts❄️ Facepainting❄️A visit from Father Christmas! Tickets only £10 for a family of four. Extra child tickets available at a cost of £2.50 per child* 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) in Northamptonshire and surrounding counties. Photos will be taken on the day, please let us know if this is an issue. For more information, please contact Becky or Laura @ lauraclapa@outlook.com or beckyclapa@hotmail.com. We look forward to welcoming you on the day! *If the cost is prohibitive to you attending, please get in touch with Daniel Richards, East of England Regional Coordinator at CLAPA (daniel.richards@clapa.com)

  • CLAPA KENT Christmas Party 2018

    Starts: 8 Dec 2018 15:00
    Ends: 8 Dec 2018 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.  We would ask that a suggested donation of £5 be given on the day for each family ticket. Thank You. 

  • Happy Faces Walsall special launch event!

    Starts: 9 Dec 2018 09:00
    Ends: 9 Dec 2018 11:00

    All the family are welcome to join CLAPA Happy Faces Groups. They are designed to support children who were born with a cleft and their families and expectant parents.  This special soft play event  will launch the new CLAPA group basesd in Walsall. This will be an opportunity for children to play and get to know each other while parents can chat and share experiences. We will meet at 9am at Wacky Warehouse, Lichfiled Road, Willenhall. All families affected by cleft are welcome, including expectant parents and grandparents too! We willl have exclusive hire of the warehouse so all families you meet will also be part of the event and affected by cleft.  You can email Laura (volunteer group leader) at happyfaceswalsall@hotmail.com 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 Christmas Party Newcastle 2018

    Starts: 9 Dec 2018 12:30
    Ends: 9 Dec 2018 15:00

    Join in the fun at the CLAPA Christmas Party 2018! Children's Disco and Party Games, Face-painting, Raffle and Tombola. All those with or affected by cleft lip and/or palate welcome. Finger buffet provided. Drinks available to purchase from soft drinks bar.  For further information contact Kath Allan North East Engagement Officer at kath.allan@clapa.com

  • CLAPA Aberdeen Christmas 2018 Party

    Starts: 9 Dec 2018 13:00
    Ends: 9 Dec 2018 16:00

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! So please join us for our annual CLAPA Aberdeen Christmas Party at the Deveronside Community Social Club, Banff. Fun and games for all ages including : Disco and games Bouncy Castle Face Painting Scrumptious Buffet Raffle and other fundraising activities Santa  Important Info : Please bring a wrapped present for your child with a clearly named gift tag with their name on it as their gift from santa.  Please discretely hand this to Amanda at the start of the party. Buffet will be provided for adults and children.  Drinks can be purchased at the bar Tickets are free for any child born with a cleft and their immediate family members The Christmas season brings many reasons to celebrate and gather. Places are limited so immediate family members only please. Please book early to avoid disappointment and remember those dancing shoes! If you have any questions or for further information, contact  Gillian on Gillian.McCarthy@clapa.com or 07586 045402

  • CLAPA Edinburgh Christmas 2018 Party

    Starts: 9 Dec 2018 13:00
    Ends: 9 Dec 2018 16:00

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! So please join us for our annual CLAPA Edinburgh Christmas Party at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Edinburgh. Fun and games for all ages including : Disco and games Scrumptious Buffet Raffle and other fundraising activities Santa  Important Info : Buffet will be provided for adults and children.  Drinks can be purchased at the bar Tickets are free for any child born with a cleft and one accompanying adult All other tickets are Adult £5, Children £2 The Christmas season brings many reasons to celebrate and gather. Places are limited so immediate family members only please. Please book early to avoid disappointment and remember those dancing shoes! If you have any questions or for further information, contact  Pam on pamjanegibson@yahoo.co.uk or 07772 367959 Gillian on Gillian.McCarthy@clapa.com or 07586 045402

  • CLAPA Merseyside Christmas Party 2018

    Starts: 9 Dec 2018 13:30
    Ends: 9 Dec 2018 16:00

    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 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) We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

  • CLAPA Sussex Christmas Event

    Starts: 16 Dec 2018 17:30
    Ends: 16 Dec 2018 19:30

    Christmas Family Event in Sussex for families affected by cleft only CLAPA will have exclusive use of the centre, with food, games and lots of fun. We would love to see you there: The Centre has faclilites for all ages of children Food and drinks will be provided for the children Tea and Coffee for adults Fun games and activities The opportunity to meet other families affected by cleft. Attendance is hugely subsidised 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 £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. 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/

  • Volunteer Development Day - London

    Starts: 9 Mar 2019 10:00
    Ends: 9 Mar 2019 16:00

    This development day is annual training for new and existing Parent Supporters, Peer Supporters, Happy Faces Coordinators and Adult Meet-Up Coordinators.  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 claire.evans@clapa.com or 07792 772362, or Daniel  daniel.richards@clapa.com on 07772 684398 We will look forward to meeting you!