Claire’s Fundraising Story
Claire’s son was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. She wanted to fundraise for CLAPA and held a charity race night, raising a fabulous £3,159!
Claire told us, ‘I was inspired really because when I saw the plea for urgent help, I felt it was my time to give something back. Our son Aidan was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate in September 2020, and CLAPA supplied us with specialist bottles to feed Aidan. Online Zoom meetings have been a huge source of information and a great way to hear other people’s experiences.
I hope when Aidan is older and more aware of his cleft, CLAPA will be there for him with all the fantastic work it does with young people.
I raised money by having a race night which was very well supported. People bought and named horses; there was a raffle and Aidan’s Auction Race.
So many generous sponsors helped to raise money before the evening had even begun. The night was a huge success, and lots of fun was had, as you will see from the photos.
To anyone wanting to do something like this, it’s a great way to have a get-together and raise money for a great cause simultaneously.
I can’t thank my wonderful family and friends for being crucial to making the night successful. To anyone wanting to do something like this, it’s a great way to have a get-together and raise money for a great cause simultaneously.
Thank you all for your kind donations at the event.
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.
By getting involved with fundraising or volunteering, you’ll be helping to ensure we can support families like yours for years to come.