Tagged with: Fundraising Stories

  • World Champion

    27 Aug 2013

    Bailey Walsh was born April 2003 with a cleft lip and palate. Since the age of three, Bailey has studied a mix of Tae Kwon Do, Kick Boxing and Kung Fu and has excelled in these to a competitive level.

  • River Humber Swim

    14 Aug 2013

    On Sunday 30th June, Malcolm Bell took part in an event that would send shivers down the spine of less courageous individuals. Malcolm and a team of equally daring swimmers (all from local businesses) swam across the River Humber as part of the Warner’s Health Humber Business Swim.

  • Chirk To Llangollen Sponsored Walk

    4 Aug 2013

    When Lorna Beeke’s sister found out that her baby would be born with a cleft lip and palate, the family pulled together to organise and participate in various fundraising activities for CLAPA.

  • Superhero Competition Takes Off in Awareness Week

    13 Jun 2013

    My name is Sarah Thomas and I work as a General Dental Practitioner on the Isle of Anglesey. For the Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness week this year, myself and my colleagues decided to do something proactive to promote the cause and the condition.

  • Young Fundraiser Smashes Target!

    16 May 2013

    Will Helstrip (9) was stunned when he reached his £150 target, then saw donations rocket to almost £1,000!

  • Fiddlers’ Fundraising Tops £3,000!

    8 May 2013

    My name is Amy Corfield and I am 22 years old. It may not be obvious now but I was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. I have had many operations throughout my life but I have always managed to stay smiling.

  • 250 Miles to Home

    26 Apr 2013

    My name is Chris, when my brother was born he had a cleft palate that was unfortunately missed and not diagnosed. He grew up will speech problems and because of it was subject to bullying in school. When he was 5 it was finally noticed after years of trying that he had a cleft palate.

  • Trekkers Conquer Annapurna Circuit

    19 Feb 2013

    Jay and Lisa-Marie Bush took up the challenge of an unguided trek of the Nepalese Annapurna Circuit during October-November 2012 after Lisa-Marie's cousin Lesley had a child with a cleft.

  • ‘Tough Guy’ Tony Wins Medal for Son Ashton

    16 Feb 2013

    "Ashton and all the other cleft children out there are the real tough guys. I just wanted to get Ashton a medal to prove it and I was mentally prepared to do what ever it took to cross that finish line and get it for him."

  • Carol £5,000 Cheque

    14 Feb 2013

    Dr Gerrard very kindly donated a portion of the royalties from his book to CLAPA in aid of our work.