As a new charity we would love your to help so we can assist head and neck cancer patients.
Head and Neck Cancer Support Aotearoa originally started as a private Facebook group, a safe space for patients, carers and survivors of head and neck cancer to chat and listen and generally share their feelings, successes and concerns arising from cancer treatment and recovery.
From these humble beginning, Head and Neck Cancer Support Aotearoa has grown and has recently become a registered charity.
Our charity believes it is the small things that can make a huge difference to patients… a taxi ride to an appointment, a top up on a phone card, a voucher for a meal when you are away from home or simply someone to talk to who has walked the path you now walk.
We are a small charity offering other patients the help we wish we had…
Our group will remain unchanged and we will still help patients, carers and survivors with support and a safe space to chat and share as always. But along the way we plan to raise awareness of a group of cancers whose treatment is predominantly unfunded and regularly results in disfigurement and ongoing treatment related issues.
Our official launch date is the 17th Nov 2020 and we would love your help to raise $5000 to help to put a smile on patients faces!
More about us
We are a newly formed charitable trust to help head and neck cancer patients and their families in New Zealand.
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It has been gratifying to receive donations from people in what has been a difficult year. We are very grateful. As we enter the new year we have organised a planning day to set up specific targets for funding, for example to provide blenders to head and neck cancer patients who can't eat solid food after treatment and are unable to afford an effective blender for soft food.