Tagged with:Children & Young People's Stories

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week 2021: Thank You!

    16 May 2021

    This Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week,

  • Hesed’s Story

    3 Mar 2021

    Hesed was born with a cleft lip and palate and experienced difficulties with his speech for the first few years of his life. Now older and propelled on by quarantine, Hesed has recently created his very own YouTube channel called 'When Kids Talk' (with support from mum and dad)! Here's his story so far, as told by him.

  • Poppy’s Story

    12 Nov 2020

    10 year old Poppy, who was born with a cleft and Pierre Robin Sequence, recently placed 4th in the English School Nationals for running! She is sharing her story to inspire others to follow their dreams and do what they love.

  • Izzie’s Story

    12 Mar 2020

    Keen gymnast Izzie decided to take on a 'Three Giants' challenge a few months ago to raise money for CLAPA! She raised an incredible £280 and we are so inspired by her determination. Here’s her story.

  • Hollie-Grace’s Story

    25 Nov 2019

    After experiencing terrible bullying at her old school, Hollie-Grace discovered a love for running which has boosted her confidence and self-belief. She hopes to encourage others to believe in themselves and know they can achieve anything, regardless of their differences. Hollie-Grace's mum, Nikki, kindly shared her story with CLAPA following an interview on ITV news.

  • Comics from the Children & Young People’s Council

    16 Oct 2019

    With the help of comic artist Kev Sutherland, CLAPA's Children and Young People's Council have created a comic book for young people born with a cleft.

  • Aleisha Inspires UK to #DoMoreGood

    24 Apr 2019

    10-year-old Aleisha has been chosen to represent CLAPA at this year's CarFest, the family festival created by radio presenter Chris Evans.

  • Ava with check for CLAPA

    #FundraisingFriday Ava’s Story

    20 Aug 2018

    Ava's mum, Emma, got in touch with CLAPA to tell us all about her daughter's fantastic fundraising efforts!

  • Laura’s Story

    12 Jun 2018

    As her son approaches his teens, Laura remembers her pregnancy and looks back on some of the challenges he has faced and considers what's still to come.

  • Awareness Week 2018: Roannah’s Story

    11 May 2018

    Phoebe's cleft lip and palate has never really much of a problem for her - she has embraced all that she was born with, and has pursued her love of drama and the performing arts since the age of 7.