Sponsor a Baby Bottle
Babies born with a cleft often can’t breastfeed or use standard bottles and teats. CLAPA’s special soft bottles are designed in partnership with MAM UK and NHS Cleft Nurse Specialists to allow milk to be gently squeezed into a baby’s mouth. This allows babies born with a cleft to feed, grow and thrive in their crucial early months.
Every year, CLAPA provides 700 free ‘Welcome Packs‘ of specialist feeding equipment and information to families throughout the UK, so they can feed their baby themselves, and get home from hospital as soon as possible. It’s our way of welcoming them to the cleft community, and of telling them we’ll be here for their family as long as they need us.
For just £5 you can sponsor a special soft bottle to be included in one of these Welcome Packs. This card makes the perfect sustainable stocking-filler, Secret Santa, or small token of appreciation for teachers this festive season.
Recent funding cuts have put all of our services at risk, but with your help we can make sure no family is ever left without a way to feed their baby.
You’ll receive a 147 x 147 mm card with information about CLAPA on the back and a message inside which reads: “A donation has been made to the Cleft Lip and Palate Association to help cover the cost of a special feeding bottle for a baby born with a cleft. Thank you for your support this festive season!” This card comes with its own envelope and is kept safe in a cellophane packet.