Tuesday Dec 11th 12-30pm to 3-30pm at The Olde House
Members will be sent a menu in November, to facilitate them making their choices. There will be the usual extras of a raffle and a Secret Santa.
International Head and Neck Conference 2018
On November 7th there is a conference in Nottingham, organised by The Swallows, led by Chris Curtis.
Several members of HNChelp will be attending and it will be an excellent opportunity for networking with fellow patients and carers.
Here is a link
We have planned a Coffee Morning for European Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week for Tuesday 18th September. The location is the Eyre Chapel, at the back of The Nags Head in Newbold. Doors open at 10-00am. We will be raising funds for our group and NALC. there will be plenty of home baking for immediate consumption or to take home, a raffle and Thornton’s chocolates in return for a donation!
Business Meeting June 12th Visiting Speaker
Fiona Robinson, an experienced Speech and Language Therapist, will be joining us. Some members will know of her work at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham
Thursday June 7th National Memorial Arboretum Trip
Minibus leaves The Olde House at 10-00am and returns by 4-00pm
Monday June 4th Stall at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
9-00am – 13-00pm Raising awareness of early signs and fundraising for NALC and HNChelp
Wednesday December 13th Christmas Lunch
The Olde House will once again host this event. Members will receive details in November.
Victorian Christmas Market Friday December 1st
We will be organising a trip to the event in Matlock in Hall Leys Park. Some members will use public transport, others their own cars. Meet in the cafe in the park at 11-00am
European Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
On Tuesday September 19th, 10-00am to 1-00pmwe are holding a Coffee Morning at the Eyre Chapel, Newbold, Chesterfield. As well as raising funds we will be promoting awareness of early signs of cancer.
Fundraising and Awareness-raising Stall , Chesterfield Royal
We have booked the Information Point at the Royal for Monday June 26th 2017, for what has become an annual event.
Trip to National Memorial Arboretum
We have booked a minibus for Thursday May 18th 2017 to take us to Alrewas, Staffs, departing 10-00am and return by 4-00pm
A New Method of Speech for Laryngectomees
We are helping a team of researchers from Hull and Sheffield Universities who are developing an alternative method of speech for laryngectomees. They want our opinions. This will be part of our regular April afternoon meeting on Tuesday April 11 at 2-00pm
On Tuesday December 13th, we will be holding our annual Xmas event at The Olde House from 12-00 pm. invitations will be sent out in early November.
European Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
This takes place from September 19th to 23rd. We will be holding a Coffee Morning to raise funds for NALC and HNChelp and to raise awareness of early signs of these cancers. Our event will take place in the following week, on Tuesday September 27 from 9-30am to 12-00pm, at the Eyre Chapel, Newbold.
We will be holding our Summer Meal on Monday June 20 at 6-30pm, at the Olde House. Members will receive details shortly, though it will be possible to just turn up on the night.
New Developments in Voice Restoration
On Monday February 15th Abi Miller, the SLT lead for Head and Neck Oncology at Chesterfield Royal, will be joining us at The Olde House at 6-00pm – please note earlier starting time.
Abi recently attended a masterclass at Birmingham University with contributions from leading world-wide clinicians. She will be sharing with us news of recent developments in the treatment of head and neck cancer, especially voice restoration.
Fundraising and Awareness-raising Stall
On Monday January 18th 2016 we will have a stall at the Information Point at Chesterfield Royal Hospital from 10-00am until 3-00pm.
As well as collecting donations for HNChelp and NALC we will be giving out leaflets describing the early signs of head and neck cancer
We are holding our Christmas Lunch on Wednesday December 9th at The Olde House, 12-00 for 12-30pm. As well as the lunch we will be organising a quiz and a “Secret Santa” activity.
Victorian Market Weekend, Matlock
We will be organising a trip to this event, as we have done in recent years on Friday Dec 4th. We will be meeting up in the café in Leys Hall park at 11-15am.
Meeting with Macmillan’s Co-ordinator for Derbyshire
Tuesday September 8th 1-30pm to 3-30pm
Clair Wood will be joining us from 2-00pm. The main item for discussion will be the development of a single group for all head and neck cancer patients following the closure of Heading Forward.
Lavender Coffee Morning
Tuesday May 5th 10-00pm to 12-00pm
We are organising a coffe morning at the Eyre Chapel in Newbold. We will be raising funds for NALC and HNChelp. Following on from the (lavender-coloured) Ribbon Project last year there will be lots of lavender coloured products on sale as well as cakes baked using recipes learnt from our visit to the Yorkshire lavender Fields last year.
Tuesday April 14 2-00pm
Last November we had a very productive meeting with Healthwatch. We are meeting them again to discuss the answers received to the questions we posed in November and to raise additional points. The feedback already has shown the value of such discussions.
Monday February 23 7-15pm
Once again we will be entering a team in the quiz, whilst other members spend time at our social evening in the bar area. The event raises money for charity but also gives us the chance for networking.
Wednesday December 10 12-30pm
This will be our only meeting in December. An invitation letter and menu will be sent out in October. Once again we have chosen The Olde House as the location for this event.
NALC Ribbon Project
Monday November 3rd time to be decided
Chesterfield Royal Hospital have allowed HNChelp to have a stall in the Information Area to raise funds for NALC and HNChelp. We will be selling ribbons and giving out flyers to raise awareness of the early signs of head and neck cancer, encouraging early diagnosis.
Tuesday September 9th Business Meeting
We will have a guest speaker at this meeting from North Derbyshire Voluntary Action. NDVA provides a link between the voluntary sector and the NHS and the exchange of views can only helpful to our members.
NALC Annual Lunch
Sunday September 7th Harrogate
We have booked a minibus which will leave from The Olde House at 10-30am
Summer Evening Meal
Monday June 16th
The Olde House, Loundsley Green Rd, Chesterfield
6-30pm for 7-00pm
Consultation with Local Clinical Commissioning Group
Tuesday June 10th 2-00pm
Our next business meeting provides the opportunity to share views with representatives of the CCG on any matter relating to our local NHS services.