This project has reached its target. You may still donate to this project if you wish.
The New Zealand based Head and Neck Cancer Survivors' Support Network is fundraising to purchase a new community based website.
The New Zealand based Head and Neck Cancer Survivors' Support Network is fundraising through Give A Little. The Network wants to purchase the Ning website which will give them everything they need to connect, support and advocate for their members throughout New Zealand.
A Ning is a community based website, offering facilities such as a blog, forums, groups, video hosting, online chat and much more. The Network wants to commit to the new website for a period of three years. The cost of this is NZ $ 2500.
Network Chair, Diana Ayling, says this software will provide a more interactive member friendly online presence. "The Website will be curated to meet the needs of our members."
The Network created in February 2016 has grown its' membership 400%. Ayling says, "We believe we can provide a home base for the more than 2000 people in New Zealand who have had a head and neck cancer experience. We warmly welcome carers, family members, friends and health care professionals to our Network."
The Head and Neck Cancer Survivors' Support Network is the recipient of the fund raising.
To create a nationwide network of head and neck cancer patients who will support each other and work together to improve treatment and care outcomes.
Fundraising success! New website live! 27 October 2016
Thank you to everyone, who helped us succeed in our fundraising campaign. We reached our target with hours to spare. We thank everyone who donated, shared our posts, and gave their time and energy. A fantastic result for the friends we have made, the resources we shared, and that we did it all together.
Today is a very exciting day for us. The beginning of a new phase for head and neck cancer people in New Zealand. We welcome you to our new site. www.headandneck.network
Please become a member. As a member you will be able to see and participate in much more than the public, who can view some of the site.
You can join a regional group and you will be able to contact and discuss with people in similar situations to yourself in your area.
It does not matter what stage of treatment you are, we have a discussion forum for before, during and after treatment. Check our Resources Tab for Members' Forum.
We will be posting more resources, news and events over the coming week. We hope you enjoy the content and provide us with plenty of feedback.
Our old website will be slowly decommissioned. Our Facebook Support Group will continue. Head and Neck Cancer Support You can link up with us on Twitter @headnecknz or LinkedIn Head and Neck Cancer Survivors' Support Network. We have an open Facebook as well.
Thank you all.