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Sim 4 Safety Conference 2024
are proud to announce that our chosen charity is 

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Welcome to the SIM 4 SAFETY CONFERENCE– Supporting CLAPA


The Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) is the only charity providing support to individuals and families affected by cleft lip and/or palate (cleft) in the UK. From the moment of diagnosis, CLAPA is there, offering reassurance, information, and building a welcoming community for families, children, and adults born with a cleft.

The Impact of Cleft

Imagine navigating a world where people stare at you in the street, or where expressing yourself becomes a challenge due to speech difficulties. For 1 in 700 babies born each year with a cleft lip and/or palate, this is a reality. These individuals often face a lifetime of complex surgeries, prejudice, bullying, isolation, and difficulties in various social settings, including school, relationships, and the workplace.

For more information on Cleft Lip & Palate and its treatment please visit our website -

The Power of Community

Being part of a community that understands the unique challenges of living with a cleft is crucial. CLAPA serves as the practical and emotional safety net our community needs. From the moment of diagnosis, CLAPA provides reassurance, information, and a supportive community. The aim is clear: to ensure that no one affected by cleft goes through their journey alone.

Making a Difference

The work carried out by CLAPA has a profound impact on the day-to-day lives of individuals facing the challenges of cleft. Your support for CLAPA will help:

  • Become a One-Stop Shop: CLAPA aims to be a comprehensive resource, answering every question individuals affected by cleft might have, from practical concerns to emotional support.

  • Tackle Barriers: CLAPA is committed to understanding and addressing the barriers that prevent people from accessing the support they need.

  • Increase Relevance and Influence: Your support will enable CLAPA to increase its relevance and influence in advocating for individuals with cleft. By forming beneficial partnerships with others working to improve the lives of those born with a cleft in the UK, CLAPA can amplify its impact.

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Join Us in Making a Difference

By supporting CLAPA through the SIM 4 SAFETY CONFERENCE, you are contributing to a cause that directly impacts the lives of those affected by cleft.


Together, we can make a difference in breaking down barriers, providing support, and creating a more inclusive and understanding society for everyone.

Thank you for joining us in supporting CLAPA and making a positive impact on the lives of individuals born with a cleft.

How Your Money Will Make a Difference?



We are delighted to hold a raffle for CLAPA! Prizes include 2 tickets to SimNet 2025 for 2 days AND a three course dinner is included. There are many prizes up for grabs and a full list will be available shortly. To make a donation of any amount - starting at just £1 you will automatically be entered into the prize draw. The more you donate the more chance there is of winning!

During the conference you will also be able to purchase cupcakes and sweetie cones from the gallery room where Katie Manning will be displaying her beautiful portraits. Make sure you bring some change!

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