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Thanks to generous funding from Baron Davenport's Charity, CLAPA are able to run a second residential weekend this year. The weekend will take place at PGL Boreatton Park in Shropshire and is available to children and young people with a Cleft Lip and/or Palate aged 9-16 years. Priority will be given to children and young poeple in the West Midlands though young people from across the country are welcome to apply for a place.
VENUE: PGL Boreatton Park, Shrewsbury
DATE: Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd October 2016
CLAPA residential weekends are all about having fun and learning new skills and are based around outdoor activities, indoor crafts and team challenges. Giving young people born with a cleft, the chance to meet with others who have the same condition in a safe and fun environment.
One of the many benefits young people tell us that they have gained from attending a CLAPA residential weekend is increased confidence and self esteem. This particular one is primarily aimed at children and young people born with a cleft from Central England, aged 9 to 16 years old. Many young people who attend have never been on a CLAPA activity before but soon feel at home, especially after spending the night chatting in their dorms!
A parent's testimonial:
“I was so impressed by the uplifting effects on my daughter. Her confidence sky-rocketed. She really enjoyed the company of the other children, the staff and the activities. I think that appreciating the other participants with cleft lip and palate as wonderful people has helped with her own self-view.”
An young person told us:
"It made a real difference to how I think. Meeting other people, even grown-ups, showed me how I’m not the only one like the way I am, there are others and that’s the most important thing to remember. No one is alone."
The weekend is fully funded by Baron Davenport's Charity. You just need to be able to make your own way to and from the Centre .We'll send you directions once your place is confirmed.
To apply for your place, please get in touch with Claire Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07792 772362. Or register your interest and we will send you an application form and further details.
Deadline to apply is Friday 7th October!