World Smile Day

CLAPA is the national charity for people affected by cleft lip and palate in the United Kingdom. We support people to take control of their journey, connect with others, and use their voices to impact the future of care.

Boy with repaired cleft lip at 10 months old

At CLAPA we believe every smile tells a story. Help us make the most of this year’s World Smile Day to celebrate and support our vital work in the UK Cleft Community. 

Join us on Friday 6th October to share your story, spread the word, and#RaiseASmile!

How can I Get Involved?

  • CLAPA Welcomes YolanDa Brown as Patron

    This World Smile Day, CLAPA is delighted to announce YolanDa Brown OBE DL has joined us as a Patron. Read more about YolanDa and why she's supporting our work.

  • Donate to CLAPA

    CLAPA is a small charity with no NHS or government funding. Every pound you donate helps us to continue supporting thousands of families around the UK each year.

  • Share Your Smile

    World Smile Day is the perfect opportunity to share the story behind your smile. Use our resources to get started.

  • Looking For Inspiration?

    We're always blown away by the creativity and dedication of our incredible fundraisers. Have a read of their stories if you're looking for some inspiration on getting involved with CLAPA.

  • Reasons to Smile

    Read our latest Impact Report to learn all about how your support helped us keep the cleft community connected in 2022-23.

  • Got An Idea?

    If you've got an idea for World Smile Day, our friendly fundraising team would love to hear from you!

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