Charlotte ran the Worthing Half Marathon on 11/2/18 for CLAPA and raised an amazing £450.00 including gift aid. She got in touch to tell us why she is supporting CLAPA.
Back in April 2017 I decided I wanted to do a half marathon. I had been running a year and had done plenty of 10K races, and felt I wanted to push myself that bit further.
I made the decision that if I was going to do it, I would run for a charity close to my heart; CLAPA.
The reason why I chose CLAPA is because our youngest was born with a cleft palate. She had it repaired when she was 9 months old. Now she is 3 years old and absolutely loving life.
We are still under the care of the cleft team, and I know that, if at any point we have a problem, I can phone our cleft nurse and she will be there to offer me guidance and support. I cannot thank CLAPA enough for all the help, care, and support we have been given over the last 3 years, and this is the reason why I ran the Worthing Half Marathon and raised £450 including gift aid, as a way of saying ‘thank you’ and knowing that the money will go towards helping families and making them as happy as we are.