Clapa is the only national charity in the UK dedicated to supporting all those affected by cleft lip and/or cleft palate. It is well-established, and has been providing dedicated services since 1979. It is the voice of both the patient/parent and those involved with their care. All the stakeholders are involved in the running of the charity; people born with a cleft lip or palate; parents of children born with a cleft; health professionals involved in the treatment of cleft lip and palateClapa’s aim is the continual improvement in the quality of life for all those born with clefts and their families, by providing the most appropriate services and by making themselves accessible to all sectors of the community. Clapa does this by providing:Children’s support: confidence-building camps, drama workshops, young people’s magazine, internet forum site;
Parent support: trained CLAPA parent contacts UK-wide, extensive range of literature on all aspects of the condition, telephone advice, internet forum site; through
Feeding support: unique specialist bottle and teat distribution to families and hospitals;
Improving care: safeguarding best practice and lobbying for best standards in UK and Europe;
Raising awareness of cleft lip and palate amongst the public;
Grant-giving: to further cleft care in the UK and beyond; small research projects: causes and treatment; overseas cleft treatment projects.

By pledging to do a sponsored parachute jump you can raise money for CLAPA and have the experience of a lifetime. Jumping from a perfectly serviceable aeroplane takes a good deal of courage. Just ask your friends, family and work colleagues how much they are prepared to pay not to jump out of an aircraft, and put that money to the cause.

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