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  • Two Sides – Indy’s Story

    10 May 2017

    It was difficult watching my partner deal with her feelings of guilt over not being able to feed our daughter, and although we had been advised all was normal, I felt continual concern over Eva-Rose’s inability to feed - something just wasn’t right to me.

  • #FundraisingFriday – William sets off for Kilimanjaro

    17 Mar 2017

    A huge good luck to William, who is flying out today! William is heading to Tanzania, in order to start his attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain!

  • Cleft Palate – The Journey

    10 Mar 2017

    Owen has been having a rough time this month, some people have been being less than kind. So his big brother, 13 year old brother, Joshua, inspired by his brother's experience resilience and experience wrote a poem about Owen's struggle for a school competition!

  • In Memorium: Anne

    10 Feb 2017

    Last month, we unfortunately received the sad news that CLAPA supporter, Anne, had passed away in November, after a long fight with facial cancer.

  • #FundraisingFriday: Nadine from SE Controls

    3 Feb 2017

    By the end of December 2016 my colleagues and I had raised £4,229.55, which smashed my expectations so when matched we were able to present CLAPA £8,459.10 !!!!! I am so grateful to all the amazing people I work with.

  • #FundraisingFriday: Wedding Fayre

    27 Jan 2017

    We received this lovely letter from Emma and Lee, whose children Jensen and Noah were born with cleft lips and palates. Emma's sister Kayley and her friend have decided to try and raise money for CLAPA!

  • #FundraisingFriday: 1 mile, 365 days

    20 Jan 2017

    This #FundraisingFriday we want to say a huge thank you to Edward Wright who is running 1 mile a day for all of 217. Ed's target was to raise £100 across the year, a target he's already smashed just over 2 weeks in! He's already raised £225, 225% of his target!

  • Ethan’s Story

    19 Dec 2016

    He then went really quiet all of sudden, and said to us "Have you ever heard of a cleft lip and palate?”

  • My Cleft Story #2

    9 Dec 2016

    The next stage in my cleft story was my operations, all of which took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital. My operation was the initial repair of my cleft lip when I was 12 weeks old. We lived in London so the hospital wasn’t far.

  • Laura’s Story

    3 Dec 2016

    It was hot July and I was impatiently awaiting the birth of our daughter. I was 10 days overdue and getting more impatient by the hour! I was due to be induced in the morning and had a feeling of scared excitement; I just couldn't wait to meet her! The next morning came and everything went to plan, I was induced at 9am and by 11am I was in early labour, a lot quicker than I was expecting!