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Headstart charity for head and neck cancers in Kent and Sussex 


Headstart cancer charity

Who would have thought it?


Our last get-together on Saturday 20th October was a very

jolly affair, and I know everybody assembled had a good time.


Above is Jane Dawson (speech and language therapist in QVH) talking

about a recent trip to Ghana to help improve some of the

aftercare of Head & Neck Cancer patients she saw

whilst on her trip.

So taken by it that she is going to go again quite soon. Dear

Pauline Mortimer seized the moment and suggested Headstart could make

a donation for Jane to take some medical equipment with her

on this next trip. Everybody there thought that this was a great idea.

We will keep you informed of what transpires.


Now who would have thought it?

Daffy here seemed to create quite a stir as this plastic bath duck

was to be the prize for the quiz that day.

It was quite a frenzied affair when the score sheets were to be

checked. However the rightful winner was none other than

Colin, who has been known to turn up to Headstart

in the full regalia of a Scottish piper along with bagpipes,

which he also played ........... "beautifully"



That's about it for now. As always there is lots of info on our

other web pages. If you would like to include something on

the website, just email headstartnews@gmail.com

and we'll see what we can do.


Our last event for will for 2017 will be on,


Saturday 16th December  in the Kent Oncology Centre,

Maidstone Hospital at 10am

The dates for 2018 will be confirmed very soon.



The raffle helps to pay for all the wonderful refreshments

so abundantly available. We are thinking of introducing

some participation from you all. As you know home baked

cakes and biscuits are just the best, if you like to bring something

along to the next meeting that would be wonderful. There are

never any left-overs as this is taken to the wards for patients.



Our most recent pictures from 28/10.16 until 16.09.17 are

right here.


All the pictures from many of our past meetings

are available to view and download look at via our photo album.

Just go to our

Home Page or click here

You will have to log in with our email address;


and the password is ........ headstart

Any problems email us at headstartnews@gmail.com



If this is the first time you have visited the Headstart website, then

we'd like to extend a very warm Welcome to you. This is the most 

friendly support group you could wish for.

On the surface this might seem like a jolly nice gathering,

which it is of course with tea and coffee and cake,

but Headstart also plays a vital role in the care for Head & Neck

cancer patients in Kent & Sussex to ensure they receive

the best possible care available.

We are so lucky here to have in this region,

the most amazing professional team

you could ever wish to have. Check them out here.


Donations to Headstart have made it possible to buy important

medical equipment to ensure that patients receive the

best possible treatment they can have.

Please send your contributions to;

Debbie Hannant,

Richard Watts Unit, Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham, KENT

ME7 5NY.



Please make cheques payable to HEADSTART.

Unfortunately, Headstart does not qualify for Gift Aid donations.


HEADSTART is the success it is because of the wonderful

dedication from our caring professional nursing staff. They

give up so much of their own free time to ensure

that HEADSTART makes a difference to so many people.

Huge thanks to Pauline Mortimer, Debbie Hannant and Jayne Goddard




Need help or further information?
Please email headstartnews@gmail.com
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