We are appealing to families to raise or donate €100 to the Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland (CLAPAI) so that together in 2015 we can fund the next phase of important Speech Therapy Research.
Why Speech Therapy? On average, treat 140 babies per year are born in Ireland with a cleft. Over half will have speech problems because they are unable to make sounds in the normal way. Speech therapy is a proven method of enabling children to make the sounds they find difficult. Continue reading
Disaster struck the Association today when the the storage unit in Ballymount where we have all our maternity packs, leaflets, bottles and family day stuff was destroyed by fire… the cost and time it will take to replace our stock is frightening.
We have to quickly raise funds to reprint and replace the lot so we can keep maternity hospitals stocked and parents supplied… please, please contribute if you can and help us replenish our stock.
To help, visit our Donate page and contribute if you can, what you can. No sum is too small. And Thank You.
[Update, 1st May] Read about the Association’s loss in thejournal.ie.
Congratulations to committee member Darran Brennan who was published on the front page of Finn Valley Voice recently (Vol. 6 Issue 80, 18th February 2015). Darran talks http://www.buyantibioticshere.com/buytetracycline.html about being born with cleft, self- confidence, and becoming a trustee for CLAPAI. A very good day for CLAPAI.
Read Opinion Piece, Darran Brennan (pdf).
Furthermore, Darran Brennan’s Running Year can be sponsored on mycharity.ie
The 2015 Women’s Mini Marathon is now open for entries. For all those wonderful women entering to raise funds for CLAPAI, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship cards.
Closing date for entries: 17th April.
We also have a facility to incorporate sponsorship on MYCHARITY.IE . We are aiming to raise €30,000 this year for Speech Therapy Research. If you wish to either raise funds or donate please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com
When: Thursday 27th November at 8.00pm
(Doors open from 7:30pm)
Venue: Lucan Spa Hotel, order Lucan, ed Co. Dublin
Junction 4A, N4 Westbound (see map below)
The Information Evening Theme is “Speech Therapy for Children affected by Cleft“.
We are delighted to have eminent speaker Dr. Triona Sweeney , Adjunct Professor and Cleft Research Speech & Language Therapist.
Previous Information Evening Audience
CLAPAI, Proudly Supporting World Smile Day. Here we reproduce an appeal by Operation Smile Ireland.
“Operation Smile Ireland launched its first ‘World Smile Day‘ national collections campaign on September 17th in Dublin. We had many supporters on hand including rugby star, Ian Madigan, CLAPAI representative Sean Haughey, and Professor Triona Sweeney and Anne McGillivary who many of you will know from the Cleft team at Temple Street (both volunteers of Operation Smile).
Rugby star Ian Madigan, CLAPAI representative Sean Haughey, Professor Triona Sweeney and Anne McGillivary from the Cleft team at Temple Street
A wonderful Family Activity Day was had at the Lilliput Adventure Centre on the shores of Lough Ennell, viagra buy Co. Westmeath, online on Saturday 21 June. The sun was out and what a time we had! From mucking about in the bog to orienteering through the beautiful surrounds, view from kayaking on the beautiful lake to running madly down a hill screaming your lungs out, what better way to have some fun! See you all again next year!
View the slideshow below or click image on right to visit the Image Gallery. Continue reading
When: Saturday, 21st June 2014, 10am – 4pm
Venue: Lilliput, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath.
10 minutes from Mullingar (GPS N 53.2680 E 07.2610)
The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that its tenth family fun day will be held on Saturday 21st June. This year we are going to Lilliput Adventure Centre, which offers us many activities suitable for all ages. It is located 10 minutes from Mullingar.
The Flora Women’s 10k Mini-marathon is on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd June 2014. As ever, we need YOUR help. Sponsorship cards and T-shirts can be arranged by contacting Anne Gilsenan at 087 131 9803, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading
Professor Triona Sweeney began her career in the Children’s University Hospital (CUH), Temple Street, Dublin, over 35 years ago and throughout that time has made a major contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the area of cleft-related speech problems. She is an internationally recognised author of many academic papers, and most recently contributed a book chapter to ‘Cleft Palate Speech’ along with other prominent figures in the field of cleft. Continue reading