Join us for a Fundraising Extravaganza in aid of Cleft Lip & Palate Association!

CLAPA Fundraiser at Serviced and Virtual Offices in Penarth

Here at The Business Centre (Cardiff), we pride ourselves in the role we take in our community and we are always trying to do more to get involved, from Barry Bake Off to installing our Welsh Hearts defibrillator

So when our former Centre Manager, James Mason, and his partner, Lucy, brought baby Oliver into the centre for cuddles with the team and mentioned that they were raising money for the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA), we knew we wanted to get involved! 

James and Lucy faced complications during Lucy’s pregnancy when it was revealed at their 20-week scan that Oliver had potential Cleft Palate issues. However, Oliver was born in October 2018 and luckily only had a notch in his lip which was easily corrected with a surgery when he was three months old. Eight weeks on from the surgery, he is absolutely thriving!

However, considering 1 in 700 babies are affected by Cleft Lip and Palate issues, James and Lucy don’t feel like there is enough awareness around the challenges and potential complications. Therefore, they are taking part in CLAPA’s fundraising week to raise money and awareness for this fantastic cause! They already have raised almost £500 through Facebook and now they’ve reached out to local businesses to see if they can help! 

Amazing prizes to be won

We will be running a range of competitions in The Business Centre, with the winners of the prizes all being announced in Mel’s Café.

Believe us, this is a three-day event that you do not want to miss! A whole range of Cardiff and Vale businesses have come together to donate some amazing prizes!

There are three ways to take part: 

  • Bike Challenge – How far can you go? Cycle on our stationary bike in the reception area of The Business Centre (Cardiff) between Tuesday and Thursday next week, whoever cycles the furthest in the shortest amount of time wins! £1 for each 10 minutes you cycle and you need to write your mileage on the list provided.
  • Name our Cleft Lip & Palate Teddy – Teddy will sit in Mel’s between 8am and 2pm between Tuesday and end of day on Thursday, after 2pm Teddy will be in Reception. £1 for each attempt to choose his name. After the competition, Teddy will be going to live with Oliver!
  • Raffle draw

This event is open to all, not just residents of The Business Centre (Cardiff), so please feel free to tell your friends and family about the event. We want to raise as much money and awareness for CLAPA as we possibly can! If you’re not a resident of The Business Centre, simply let our friendly reception team know that you’re here for the Fundraising Extravaganza!

Just to whet your appetite, here is just a selection of some of the prizes up for grabs next week:

Bike Challenge – How far can you cycle in the quickest time? – £1 per attempt

1st Prize for the longest distance in the shortest amount of time: A year of FREE membership at Riverside Leisure Centre
2nd Prize for the 2nd longest distance: A booth and a bottle of flavoured vodka at Revolution 
3rd Prize for the 3rd longest distance: Balance Photography 2 Vouchers for 1 hour Photoshoot and 10 prints (Valued at £75 each)

Give Teddy X a name – £1 per attempt

Here’s Jesse, Oliver’s older brother, with his chosen name for Teddy!

Choose from 50 names for Teddy!

The winning namer will get to enjoy a meal for two with bottle of wine at Revolucion de Cuba
Runner up name: Balance Photography 2 Vouchers for 1-hour Photoshoot and 10 prints valued at £75 each

Teddy will be going to live with Oliver as a keepsake for him of the event.

Raffle – £1 per ticket

A night for two in a room with a 4-poster bed at Lincoln House Hotel with Breakfast 
£20 voucher from the Hair Den in Barry
Two tickets to attend the races at Chepstow Racecourse (Cannot be used for ladies day, music concerts or grand national) 
Afternoon tea for two at Future Inns 
4 Tickets for Bingo Lingo at the Depot
A booth and a bottle of prosecco for four at Slug & Lettuce 
A booth for ten with a round of cocktails at Steinbeck & Shaw 
Balance Photography: 2 Vouchers for 1 hour Photoshoot and 10 prints (Valued at £75 each)
Balance Photography: 2 Vouchers for 1 hour Photoshoot and 10 prints (Valued at £75 each)
A game for 5 at Breakout Cardiff
One Gel Nail Application from Polish me Pretty
Manicure & Pedicure from Kath Thomas at Nailed It Barry
A beautiful selection of creative, greetings cards on recycled card from Along Came Loni

We are so honestly amazed by the unbelievable generosity of Cardiff businesses and the way they’ve come together to support us in raising money for CLAPA and to support James and Lucy! There is no other community we would rather be part of, and we’re sure next week is going to be an amazing extravaganza of fun and fundraising!So make sure you don’t miss out! 

Join us at The Business Centre (Cardiff) for the chance to take part in all of the fundraising fun!

Posted on: 02nd May 2019