Tagged with:Volunteering Stories

  • 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.

  • Photo of Nick Astor

    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”.

  • Charlotte’s Story

    10 Jun 2016

    "In 2014 my son Oliver was born with a cleft lip. This came as a massive shock to us as it was undiagnosed, and living on a small island Cleft awareness and guidance, even within our local hospital were not on hand. The hospital were not aware of any children born for many years with a cleft so it was paramount things needed to change."

  • How Volunteering Helps You Take Control

    9 Jun 2016

    Since becoming a CLAPA Volunteer in 2011, Rachel has been an outspoken advocate for improving care, awareness and research around cleft lip and palate in the UK. For the 9th day of #VolunteersWeek we're celebrating the ways in which volunteering can help you turn something difficult into an opportunity for growth and positivity by taking control of your situation.

  • Adult Voices and Volunteers

    8 Jun 2016

    On the 8th day of National Volunteers Week, we're hearing from some of our volunteers on the Adult Voices Council about what motivates them to be involved with CLAPA.