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Cleft Lip and Palate Association - Andrew's Great North Swim - Wimdermere 1 mile.

I'm swimming the Great North Swim in Windermere for Cleft Lip And Palate Association because it's a charity close to my heart.

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  • Event: Great North Swim - Windermere - 1 mile., 10 Jun 2017

Cleft Lip And Palate Association

We provide services all across the UK to support people affected by cleft

Charity Registration No. 1108160

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This wonderful charity has helped me and my family over the
years and my aim is to raise awareness and raise a small amount in donations, to help continue their fantastic work.

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is the only national charity supporting people and families affected by cleft lip and/or palate in the UK. Their vision is a world where having a cleft is no barrier to achieving your desires and ambitions.

CLAPA was set up in 1979 as a partnership between parents and health professionals, and this remains a core value of ours.  The charity works to provide non-medical services which complement the medical care provided by the specialist NHS Cleft Teams, and aims to support people with cleft and their families from infancy through to adulthood.

CLAPA is a small charity with no government funding, and they rely entirely on donations and grants from generous members of the public to continue with their work.

Three babies are born with a cleft lip and/or palate every day in the UK, and they face a 20-year treatment pathway which can continue well into adulthood. The Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) is here to make sure no one has to go through this alone.  Every donation will help CLAPA to continue to provide specialist, targeted services to give people affected by cleft the knowledge and emotional support they need, while their UK-wide community brings together people from all walks of life to share experiences and learn to cope.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information and your support.

I'll be posting updates as to how my training is coming along,

Andrew x

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