Tagged with:Fundraising Stories

  • A baby asleep in a photo studio, leaning on rainbow blocks, wearing a cream dress with a cream background.

    Eva’s Story

    7 Apr 2022

    In February 2021, we headed off for our 20-week scan. We were so happy to be told we were expecting another girl, but a lot of silence soon followed, and the sonographer said, “I suspect little one may have a cleft lip.”

  • Two women and a girl wearing CLAPA running vests and medals

    #FundraisingFriday: Jenni and Izzy’s Story

    7 Apr 2022

    Jenni and her daughter Izzy raised £448.27 for CLAPA through her Just Giving page and offline donations. Izzy held ‘cake Fridays’ where staff at work donated and sold tasty treats, and they also took part in the Weston-super-Mare Half Marathon.

  • A baby lying down in a dark blue jumper

    #FundraisingFriday: Dan’s Fundraising Story

    30 Mar 2022

    Dan and his wife Sophie decided to fundraise for CLAPA after seeing the difference our support made to them when their son Ethan was born with a cleft palate. We caught up with Dan to hear about their lovely fundraising efforts.

  • #FundraisingFriday: Linzi’s Fundraising Story

    10 Mar 2022

    A big thank you to Linzi Harvey for raising over £5,000 for CLAPA! Linzi shares why fundraising for CLAPA means so much to her

  • A baby in a white sailor shirt looks at the camera and sits on a blanket patterned with elephants

    Ashleigh, Brad and Arthur’s Story

    17 Dec 2021

    From diagnosis to lip repair surgery and raising £2,500 for CLAPA, Ashleigh reflects on Arthur's cleft journey so far and hopes for a world where more people are cleft aware.

  • Michelle’s Story

    12 Nov 2021

    Michelle was born with a cleft lip and palate and sees donating to CLAPA as a legacy she’ll leave behind for others with similar experiences. We caught up with her to hear more about her journey and her reasons for supporting our work.

  • Three girls stand next to each other and wear blue CLAPA t shirts while smiling at the camera.

    Lucy, Keira and Lily’s Presentation for CLAPA

    20 May 2021

    Lucy, Keira and Lily recently secured an incredible £3,000 grant for CLAPA after delivering a winning presentation for the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI). Here, they tell us how their presentation went, and why they chose CLAPA!

  • Black and white photo of a baby with a unilateral cleft lip, flying on a furry blanket and wearing a white shirt and suspenders.

    Rebecca, Darren and Mason’s story

    26 Mar 2021

    Throughout their son's cleft journey so far, Rebecca and Darren have received support from CLAPA, as well as healthcare professionals and their family and friends. They wanted to give back and recently set up a Facebook Fundraiser to support our work, raising a phenomenal £1035! Here’s their story.

  • Sophy’s Taskmaster For CLAPA

    22 Jan 2021

    Inspired by her favourite TV show, 'Taskmaster', Sophy decided to get her friends and family involved with CLAPA by organising a very fun and creative fundraiser! We caught up with her to find out how it all went.

  • Koren’s Marathon for CLAPA

    29 Oct 2020

    Koren decided to support CLAPA after seeing the difference our support made to her friend's family when their son Teddy was born with a cleft. We caught up with her to hear about her incredible fundraising efforts.