Today, Thursday 31 January 2019, is Young Carers Awareness Day. Each year the Carers Trust organises this special day to recognise the efforts of young carers. The purpose of the day is to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by young people because of their caring role, and to campaign for greater support for young carers and their needs.

An interesting story posted on the BBC News website…. GPs with patients who have a persistent sore throat, combined with shortness of breath, trouble swallowing or earache, should consider cancer as the cause, according to new research from the University of Exeter.

Many of you will know Dr Vinod Joshi founded the Mouth Cancer Foundation back in 2004.  He has been doing an amazing job of raising awareness about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of all head and neck cancers, saving and improving thousands of lives in the process.  Following a successful few years the charity is now in a position to grow. 

‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who took part in the Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk 2018 and sent donations in.   We are thrilled to announce last year’s event raised £29,036.62 including gift aid.    

People with head and neck cancers could more than triple their chances of survival simply by taking everyday painkillers, a new study, by researchers at the university of California San Francisco, suggests.

…is the date of our 14th Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk. Once again, the walk will take place at 12:00 noon in Hyde Park, London. More details will follow shortly, so please keep checking our website

Today is the start of National Obesity Awareness Week, asking the UK to help improve the nation’s health.  According to a recent study conducted by University College London, 48% of Britons will be obese by 2045 if current trends are not halted.

We would like to say a huge congratulations to Billy and Charlie Crockford who got married on Saturday 29th December at St Michaels All Angels Church in Watford, followed by a reception at the Sun Sports and Postal.

Calling all local Support Groups!  We are excited to announce today the launch of our 4th Mouth Cancer Foundation Support Group Awards.   One lucky support group could be in with the chance of receiving a grant of up to £1500.00!