Tagged with:Updates from CLAPA

  • Carol Vorderman Leads Celebrations for CLAPA’s 40th Anniversary

    1 Jul 2019

    On Thursday 27th June, CLAPA celebrated our 40th anniversary with proud Patron Carol Vorderman leading a round of thank-you speeches to founding members and Trustees past and present.

  • 40 years of CLAPA: An Interview with Gareth Davies

    1 Jul 2019

    Gareth Davies, now co-founder of the European Cleft Organisation (ECO) was CLAPA’s first CEO (and first ever paid staff member) from 1995 until 2008. Gareth’s time as CEO saw Carol Vorderman invited to become CLAPA’s Patron in 2001, CLAPA’s first ever young people’s residential weekend in 2002, the launch of free ‘Welcome Packs’ for new parents and carers in 2003 and CLAPA’s first Adults’ Conference in 2007.

  • CLAPA Turns 40

    31 May 2019

    CLAPA has come a long way since that inaugural meeting, but we’ve remained committed to our founding principles of partnership, peer support and community. During June we’ll be publishing a series of interviews with people from CLAPA’s history who have had a major role in shaping the charity as we know it today. This week, we’ll be starting with some of our existing volunteers to get their view on how things have changed and what their hopes are for the future of CLAPA.

  • CLAPA is Moving!

    12 Apr 2019

    After 15 years in Angel Islington, CLAPA's office is moving to a charity hub in Bethnal Green, East London. Read more to find out how this will impact our services, and to join us in reflecting back on our time on Goswell Road.