‘Harry’s Hairy Hikers’ got in touch to tell us why they were so keen to fundraise for CLAPA.
In August 2016, Sarah and Shaun were blessed with a baby boy who they named Harry. During his first feed it was discovered that he had a cleft palate as he was having a wee bit of difficulty drinking.
After attending a CLAPA event, it was clear that there were many children affected by this and that there was a much needed input of funds to keep the charity going.
Thanks to the efforts and good work of Dr. Russell and his team at the NHS Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, Harry has since had two procedures to correct his palate. Throughout this, Sarah and Shaun also had great support from the CLAPA team which through the aims of the charity continues from diagnosis through to adulthood.
After attending a CLAPA event, it was clear that there were many children affected by this and that there was a much needed input of funds to keep the charity going. So on April 28th 2018, we climbed to the top of the Summit of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest Mountain, in aid of CLAPA!
We set off early doors with determination and some fantastic weather conditions ahead of us. The two months of training really paid off and we have managed to raise an amazing £2,314.75 for CLAPA. Our fundraising page is still open, too: