Amanda Middleton of County Hospital presents a cheque for £1376.00 to Jackie. The funds are a welcome boost for us, and were raised at the Crooners Ball last Christmas. Thanks to everyone involved, especially all the patients for donating the cash!
The staff and outpatients of the County Hospital ENT department held a Christmas fundraiser for Head and Neck charities. The event was organised by Amanda Middleton and Nina Gazzard. A BIG thank you to all concerned, as the expected amount to be paid to Headcases is likely to exceed £1500.00.
Jackie Miller will be announcing the final value in the near future.
Above shot is from the Evening Sentinel, who kindly sent along a photographer to capture the event. Thanks to Jennifer and Kathryn of Irwin Mitchell, who presented the cheque to Fred.
We’ve been liaising with representatives of the Mouth Cancer Foundation and have now fixed the date and time for the cheque handover ceremony. It will be held at 12.00 on Wednesday the 5th April 2017 at the ENT Clinic. Wendy Robson is our hospital contact. Fred and I intend getting there between 11.30 and 11.45.
We’re expecting the press to be there and photos to be taken for both the local press and the Hospital Newsletter so it’d be great to see a few members there if possible.
Thank you to Rihana from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. We enjoyed an interesting and informative talk at the last Headcases meeting. A couple of websites were mentioned and are well worth a look:
You can register your appliances and be told of any recalls or fire safety concerns. Click on the above logo to visit
This site lists known recalls of electrical products. It is searchable and packed with good info.
Below are scans of some useful services and top tips for Fire Safety….
On 23rd Feb we received a letter from Dr Vinod K Joshi of the Mouth Cancer Foundation advising us we have been awarded £1000.00 in the fourth Mouth Cancer Foundation Support Group Awards organised in 2016. We applied for this in December and to quote Dr Joshi:
“It gives me a great pleasure to let you know that your group has won the grant to contribute towards more publicity material to maximise awareness of the group, the set up of a transport system for patients to reach meetings and to increase the range and frequency of events.”
Needless to say we’re delighted, and look forward to receiving the cheque from the sponsors Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. We’ll publish the date and time for this in due course!
The Mouth Cancer Foundation site can be accessed by clicking the logo above and to quote Dr Joshi once more:
“I founded the Mouth Cancer Foundation in June 2004 to be a professional support organisation solely dedicated to helping people with mouth, throat and other head and neck cancers deal with the crisis of cancer. Through a variety of ways the charity gives resources, information and contact with people in a similar situation at a difficult time.”
Dr Vinod K Joshi
BDS DRDRCS FDSRCPS FDSRCS.
Can’t quite believe March is just round the corner! Don’t forget we are looking forward to a talk by the Fire Service on home health and safety next Wednesday. Hope you can all come – it should be an interesting evening.
Sam says: “Don’t nod off with that chip pan on!!!”