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  • Sue and her big brother in 1941

    By word of mouth

    4 Jun 2015

    Sue was born in 1938 with a cleft lip and palate, and has been kind enough to share her story with us, including her struggles with speech and confidence growing up in a time when there was very little awareness of cleft.

  • Jacob & Kayleigh are in training for the Brighton Mini Mile 2015

    26 Mar 2015

    Jacob was born with a cleft lip and palate. Here, he tells us why he and his sister have decided to raise funds for CLAPA.

  • Scott’s Story

    13 Mar 2015

    Scott was born with a cleft lip and palate. His very proud mum has written about the first 24 years of his life to celebrate Scott graduating from medical school

  • Adventure awaits for the team hitting the Azores for an adventure.

    Adventures in the Azores

    13 Mar 2015

    On Saturday 20th September Claire, Felipe (Claire’s partner), Hannah, Elisha, Elisa, Lizz, Ed, Danielle and Ryan ventured out to an unusually quiet and chilly Gatwick Airport to take a 3 and half hour plane journey to an airport of the opposite temperature on an unknown island slap-bang in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Katherine’s Story

    19 Feb 2015

    Katherine was born with Pierre Robin Sequence and a cleft palate in the 80s.

  • Joanne’s Story

    1 Aug 2014

    I'm Joanne Graham, married to Alex and have 2 beautiful sons; Noah, 2 and Isaac, who was born on 1st July 2014 with a unilateral cleft lip and gum notch. We live in South Shields, near Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • My Cleft Palate and Speech

    23 Jul 2014

    I'm Natalie, and I'm 43 years old. I have had a long history of speech and communication problems right from the word go, when it became apparent that from at birth I would have problems with the speech.

  • Maz and her two children

    Maz Poole’s Story

    9 Jul 2014

    Find out about Maz Poole's experiences as the Norfolk and Suffolk Happy Faces Coordinator and a CLAPA Parent Contact.

  • 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.