Tagged with:Volunteering Stories

  • My Volunteer Story: Ruth Helstrip

    17 Nov 2013

    I decided that I didn't want Will to be labelled as a child with a cleft lip and palate and therefore chose not to get involved in any way. All that changed in September 2012 when I received the latest CLAPA magazine. Inside was an interesting feature on the Young People's Council which CLAPA runs.

  • My Volunteer Story: Sarah Dennis

    13 Sep 2013

    In September 2012 I completed the one day official volunteer course in Bristol and met some amazing people who I still regularly speak to now. I like to think of CLAPA as a family, we all support each other, share our highs and our lows and offer encouragement and advice to each other.

  • Spotlight On: Happy Faces Hampshire

    13 Jun 2013

    Happy Faces Hampshire was launched in Spring 2013

  • My Parent Contact

    6 Jun 2013

    "When I talked to Mel I didn't know [my daughter]. I didn't know how resilient she would prove to be and how much strength her smile would give me. I needed to feel that I could do this - and that is exactly what Mel made me believe."

  • Spotlight On: South Wales Branch

    18 May 2013

    Each of us had a passion to become more involved in CLAPA and give something back to the charity that had helped us and our children so much. We were all members of the Facebook page and had become friends at that point. Thanks to Claire Cunniffe we attended a volunteer induction day in October 2012.

  • My Volunteer Story: Maria Blackhurst

    13 Jan 2013

    You have to keep in the back of your mind that you can put the family in contact with people who can help and to hear or read those lovely words, ‘thank you,’ is the best reward you can receive.

  • Cambridge Branch Plants Jubilee Trees at Addenbrooke’s

    29 Nov 2012

    Seven trees, funded by CLAPA Cambridge, were planted in a ceremony that included eight-year-old Hallie Larham and her family.