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Offering services and support
to laryngectomees
and their families and friends

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National Tracheostomy Week starts Monday 6 November. Each day will see the launch of new resources around a specific theme including patients and families, quality and safety and resources for front-line staff.
Watch this space! and follow the news on Twitter: @laryngectomy75
On 13 October, Brenda Loynds from the Manchester Club and NALC President Malcolm Babb staffed a stall at a Macmillan Health and Well-Being Event for Head and Neck Patients at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. 
Later that day Malcolm also an interview for use by the National Tracheostomy Safety Project, at the invitation of Brendan McGrath who leads the project. The video will be a training resource, describing the laryngectomee journey. 
Mark your calendars: 7-8 Nov head and neck conference organised by The Swallows in Blackpool. More information including link to register:

Lively and informative Patient Day 21 Sept in Edinburgh
We heard from Sam Majumdar, consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon and laryngologist as well as President Malcolm Babb, the Edinburgh fire brigade, Macmillan Scotland and David Gibb from Advice Shop Scotland. 

AGM notes
On 15 May, we welcomed researchers and engineers from Hull and Sheffield Universities who introduced a novel alternative for speech, created from previous recordings of the speaker, and paired to a smartphone app. NALC's fundraising efforts are bearing fruit, and we're looking forward to upcoming patient days in Scotland and Wales as well as the annual Cancer Focus event in Northern Ireland. 

Improving tracheostomy care
Vice-President Tony Hudson, his wife Maureen Hudson and Malcolm Babb attended a meeting of the Improving Tracheostomy Care Project, in Birmingham, last May.

My story:
Read about the experience of positive and inspirational laryngectomee Shrenik Shah.


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Can you please help NALC with your donation?

NALC is at a critical stage of our development. 

We realise that charities request funding every day and that there are many wonderful reasons to support and donate to all of them. But NALC now needs funding more than ever, and we'd like to ask you to consider supporting us and all the good work we do.

For over 30 years NALC was supported by Macmillan Cancer Support. However, Macmillan has had to reduce this support over the past few years, and NALC must now work hard to become entirely financially self-sufficient. 

This year - 2017 - is the final year in which we will receive funding from Macmillan.

A dedicated NALC sub-committee has produced an agreed action plan which includes ways of reducing our expenses with a variety of different fundraising initiatives.

Please make a donation now.


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