The National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC) is in the second year of a planned 3 year phasing out of funding from Macmillan. The funds raised so far by NALC have exceeded expectations but a significant increase will be needed this year as the need to cover core costs such as salaries kicks in. NALC has moved to much cheaper premises than were funded by Macmillan but cutting expenses will not be enough.
HNChelp made a big contribution by devising the Ribbon Project, and this continues to bring in significant amounts from many clubs. Hopefully other clubs will follow our lead with the Lavender Coffee Morning that we have planned for May this year and will adapt this event to their own circumstances.