Get involved

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is the only national charity supporting people affected by cleft lip and palate in the United Kingdom. We receive no government or NHS funding; our work is only possible thanks to people like you stepping up to fundraise and volunteer. Learn more about what we do.

By getting involved with fundraising or volunteering, you’ll be helping to make sure we can support families like yours for years to come.

  • Volunteer

    Our volunteers are the backbone of CLAPA as a charity - they work tirelessly all around the UK, supporting other members of the community, hosting events, supporting us behind the scenes, picking up cheques, speaking at schools, educating midwives and dental students, even sitting on research panels.

  • Fundraise

    There are so many ways to support CLAPA through fundraising, from cake sales to tough mudders! Whatever you’re into, we’ve got an idea or event to suit you, and our friendly team will look after you every step of the way. Join #TeamCLAPA today!

  • Resources

    Get your CLAPA collection tins, banners, t-shirts and everything else you'll need to help us raise money and awareness.

  • Oliver and friends at the CLAPA Cardiff Bay Sponsored Walk

    Make a Donation

    Make a direct donation to help CLAPA support families around the UK for years to come.

  • Take on a Challenge

    You can run, cycle or even walk for CLAPA all around the UK to raise much-needed funds. Find an event near you and start fundraising today!

  • Fundraise for Free

    From Christmas shopping to spring cleaning, there are so many ways you can support CLAPA's work without spending a penny.

  • Children on a lake in a raft

    How Your Support Will Help

    Learn more about what we do and what a difference your support could make to the UK cleft community.

  • Schools & Groups

    Raise awareness and vital funds by organising an event at your school or local youth group.

  • At Work

    Learn how your employer can support CLAPA's work.

  • CLAPA Voices

    Join CLAPA Voices to get exclusive opportunities to give feedback on cleft research, the NHS, CLAPA policies, and more!

CLAPA is a small charity dedicated to supporting everyone in the UK affected by cleft. Can you help support our vital work with a donation of any amount?

Donate to CLAPA