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From September 2019 boys in school year 8 will be offered the free Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine for the first time. Until now, only teenage girls have been given the free vaccine, with parental consent, which protects against cervical cancer.

Don’t miss out on the chance to win one of three grants up for grabs…Gold £1500, Silver £1000 or Bronze £500 for the amazing work you carry out in the field of Head and Neck cancer. There are three weeks to go until the closing date of the Mouth Cancer Foundation’s Charity Project Awards 2019, so hurry up and send in your applications.

In June this year, Lorraine Owens, of Betws, Carmarthenshire, celebrated her 100th birthday with a tea-party for her family and friends.  The care home, where she now lives, laid on a marvellous spread for her 50 guests, with some of her relations travelling a long way to join her. The party was a great success and was blessed with sunny weather.

It is less than 24 hours to go until 15 adventurous team mates from recruitment company Consult start their Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – that is walk 25 miles across Yorkshire’s highest 3 peaks in less than 12 hours. 

Are you a mouth, head or neck cancer support group?  If so, and you haven’t been in touch with our charity before, then we would love to hear from you.

#MC7 is the charity’s latest social media initiative to educate and encourage the general public to sit up and take note that they should be checking themselves for mouth cancer at least once a month.  MC stands for Mouth Cancer and the 7 is the 7 areas of the mouth that everyone should be checking - Face, Neck, Lips, Gums, Cheeks, Tongue and Mouth.  

Take a look at this amazing video on the Mouth Cancer Foundation’s You Tube page – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3iGSJXDA60&t=4s  from the Mouth Cancer Foundation’s very own Ambassador and dentist turned rapper, Philip Lewis, to launch the official 100 day countdown to the start of the charity’s 14th

Earlier this month we announced the winners of the Mouth Cancer Foundation’s Support Group Awards for 2019. Headcases, a support group based in Stoke on Trent, were awarded the Bronze Award of £500 sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. 

The staff at Eastwood Dental in Nottingham have pulled out all the stops to hold a fabulous week long awareness and fundraising event to educate their patients all about mouth cancer.  They have sent through some great photos of their dental practice all set up and ready to go.   

Evolve Dental in Sunbury on Thames are on a mission to raise awareness for mouth cancer.  They are busy handing out our charity leaflets and posters and this week have been at Sunbury Golf Club promoting awareness of mouth cancer to members.

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