Tagged with: Fundraising Stories

  • World Smile Day – Sophie, Jadie, and Ivy

    29 Sep 2017

    Ivy was born with an undiagnosed bilateral cleft lip and palate, the most severe cleft you can have. It was a huge shock, but after a few weeks of talking to the amazing cleft team at the hospital, receiving support from the CLAPA Charity and spending time with my beautiful girl, the shock slowly disappeared and we started to forget that she was different to other babies.

  • Matilda’s Make-up Masterclass

    25 Sep 2017

    My name is Matilda Lansdown, 26, business manager for Urban Decay cosmetics. Born with a right bilateral cleft lip and palate, I have undergone approximately 13 corrective procedures in my lifetime, not quite finished my orthodontics though.

  • #FundraisingFriday – Calum

    18 Aug 2017

    This #FundraisingFriday we want to say a huge thank you and congratulations to Calum Beach, an 11 year old motorbike racer! Calum took on the Donnington 500 on the 13th of August to raise money and awareness for CLAPA! Calum is only 11 years old, but got three podiums!

  • #FundraisingFriday – Zidane’s First Birthday!

    28 Jul 2017

    Zidane was diagnosed with a unilateral complete cleft lip and palate during our 16 week gender scan when we found out we were having a boy. It was a lot to take in, learning he would have to endure numerous operations until roughly the age of 18. However, once the initial shock settled we were just excited to meet our beautiful boy and welcomed the challenges that would come with him (cleft or no cleft!!).

  • CLAPA Blog: Matt

    17 Jul 2017

    Even if you love your job, there are some mornings you just want to turn off the alarm and stay in bed. I wanted to quickly share with you my motivation for leaving the house every morning to come to work at CLAPA.

  • #FundraisingFriday – Leon

    7 Jul 2017

    We sent him a certificate and his mum got in touch: "He was thrilled and took it to show his teacher and head teacher. He ended up with his own little piece in the school's newsletter. He has even asked if he can take it to hospital with him to show his surgeon when he has his gum notch repaired!" She also sent us a fab picture of Leon with his certificate!

  • Racing Champ Auctions Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    23 Jun 2017

    BMW Mini Challenge Champ, Charlie Butler-Henderson, has pledged his support to CLAPA by auctioning off a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

  • Volunteers Week – Charlotte

    2 Jun 2017

    I am branch secretary for the CLAPA Bucks & Beds Branch. My husband was born with a cleft lip and palate, so we have been aware of CLAPA for a number of years.

  • Last Chance to Join CLAPA’s Abseil Challenge!

    16 May 2017

    Dad Steven shares why he's taking part in CLAPA's Abseil Challenge on 20th May 2017.

  • Cardiff Bay Sponsored Walk & Oliver’s Story

    15 May 2017

    Watch this short video about the Cardiff Bay Sponsored Walk 2017, featuring a short interview with 7-year-old Oliver who raised over £750!