SUPPORT GROUP AWARDS - 2019 WINNERS

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Mouth Cancer Foundation’s Support Group Awards for 2019.

Congratulations to About Face, Colchester Head and Neck Support Group and Headcases, who were selected from a number of applications received from support groups and projects across the UK that work with and support people affected by head and neck cancer.   We are delighted we could recognise their achievements with three grants totalling £3000.00.  

The gold award recipient, About Face is based in Poole, Dorset.  They plan to spend their £1500 on building two new About Face ‘Hubs’ in Dorchester and Bournemouth.  These Hubs are for head and neck cancer patients in remoter parts of the county that can’t get to the main meetings in Poole.  The Hubs offer a safe place for people to go to meet others and receive support.

Colchester Head and Neck Support Group receives £1000 to create a new website.  The bronze award, sponsored by Irwin Mitchell, went to Headcases to purchase Android tablets with text to speech software which can be used by patients having difficult in speaking post-surgery.

Later in the year we will report back on how our worthy winners have got on spending their grants.