In 2013, Cleft New Zealand held New Zealand’s first ever awareness day for cleft lip and palate – New Zealand’s most common condition not able to be fixed in a single procedure, yet is still one of the least talked about conditions.
Awareness Day in 2013 was a success with events held in Auckland, Tauranga, Napier and Christchurch. In 2014, we are holding events in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch on the weekend of Cleft Awareness Week – Saturday 8-Sunday 9 November 2014.
We’ve also get something a little bit special (and a little bit global) planned for Cleft Awareness Day so be sure to check in on the 8th of November!
Auckland – Cornwall Park BBQ area, 11am-2pm Sat 8 November **FREE Sausage Sizzle for Cleft NZ members at this location**
Hamilton – The Warehouse Hillcrest, 9am-2pm Sun 9 November
Wellington – Bunnings Warehouse, Naenae, 9am-3pm Sun 9 November
Christchurch – South Hagley Park, Cnr Deans Ave & Riccarton Ave, 11am-3pm Sat 8 November **FREE Sausage Sizzle for Cleft NZ members at this location**
Please note: Due to a protest march in Christchurch on Sat 8 November near the location of Cleft Awareness Day, please only park in the area specified on the map below. The protest will terminate in North Hagley Park NOT South Hagley where our event is located.