Tagged with: Volunteering Stories

  • Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2018

    7 Jun 2018

    As Volunteers' Week 2018 comes to an end, we wanted to say a huge thank you to all of CLAPA's amazing volunteers for your continued dedication and support.

  • City Cambodia Project 2017: Weeks 4 & 5

    12 Oct 2017

    On Monday we did our first training session at CSC. We taught Vin about the anatomy and physiology of the speech system. We also began to teach her about speech sound production

  • 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.

  • Photo of Rona Slator

    Trustees Week – Rona Slator

    11 Nov 2016

    I am a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who specialises in cleft lip and palate. I have been interested in work with children since I was a medical student, and in cleft lip and palate since I was a house surgeon in Plastic Surgery in London in 1984

  • Photo of Cassie Footman

    Trustees Week – Cassie Footman

    9 Nov 2016

    I am mum to Kiera and Regan – Regan was born with a complete unilateral cleft lip & palate. He’s due for an alveolar bone graft in the next 12 months and has now got the bug for raising money for CLAPA.

  • UK Stickler Syndrome Conference 2016

    9 Nov 2016

    Long-time CLAPA volunteer Maria recently attended the UK Stickler Syndrome Conference, and here she shares her thoughts on the weekend.

  • Trustees Week – Yin Jones

    8 Nov 2016

    I first became aware of CLAPA after my daughter was born with a cleft palate a few years ago, and I became a trustee in 2015.

  • Trustees Week – Nick Astor

    7 Nov 2016

    We discovered that my daughter had a potential cleft lip and palate when we went to find out if she was, indeed, a she or not.

  • The City Cambodia Project – Week 5

    12 Oct 2016

    We spent Tuesday afternoon at CSC with Samnang for the cleft clinic. There was a mixture of initial and follow-up appointments where Samnang provided practical advice for patients and families as well as referrals for surgery.

  • Dave and Kathy’s Residential Blog!!

    31 Aug 2016

    Below is a blog from two volunteers who supported one of our residential weekends this July. We both volunteered to help out with the Residential Weekend at Kingswood in July. Kathy had done one before I was a “newbie”.