The formation of a National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC) arose out of a meeting on 12 May 1975, at Charing Cross Hospital, London, where a number of laryngectomee patients from three London clubs met together, with the knowledge and support of clubs in Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham. The proposed Association would be responsible for looking after the interests of all laryngectomee patients.
Today, NALC has almost 100 clubs nationwide and offers a range of services to Laryngectomees and their families and carers. A major role of the clubs is to provide the sort of non-medical help and information that can only come from the experience of living with a laryngectomy.
The Association endeavours to publicise, by all means, the problems of the laryngectomee and to encourage understanding by the general public.
Click here to find a description of what laryngectomy means.
Please browse our following pages for news, events,
and a myriad of help and information articles
about Laryngectomee topics…
For example, click on the right-hand panel ‘Tabs’ for our latest Important ‘News’ - bringing you up to date on one of the most important issues to happen in NALC’s 30-year history!
Also – find out exactly ‘What We Do’ by clicking that on that Page Tab. You’ll find out all about our regular work – and how YOU could help. And click on our ‘Education Programme’ Tab to find out more about one of NALC’s most important on-going Programmes, and some of our Officer’s exhaustive Presentation delivery bookings during this year!
There’s also a wide range of useful ‘Publications’ on that Page, which you can read, or download FREE! And our CLAN ‘Newsletter’ Page showing the latest, and past issues of our regular FREE quarterly Magazine for Laryngectomees.
Find out everything you need to know about Laryngectomee issues in our ‘A – Z’ Page. And check our ‘UsefulLinks’ Tab for useful addresses, worldwide Laryngectomee Websites, and general Help and Advice services.
We hope you enjoy browsing our Website, downloading our FREE help, advice and News Publications, and finding out more about improving the Laryngectomee lifestyle.
And please remember: we’re now at a critical stage of our development (see our new 'IMPORTANT NOTICES' Page) and will need your help if we’re going to be able to continue to provide the vital work and services we’ve been supplying to the Laryngectomee community for many years.
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Please also see our latest news on a NEW 'RIBBONS' FUNDRAISING Initiative on our NEWS Page - where ALL Clubs can get involved - and make some money for their Club, too!
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All Donations – or help with fundraising events – much appreciated! For instant Online Donations, please visit our 'DONATE' Page by clicking here - or contact Vivien Reed, our Association Secretary on 020 7730 8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org – or fill in the Form on the front page of our CLAN June or September issue. Thank You!