CHESTERFIELD: Cancer support group members attend national association’s dinner

Ten members of HNChelp, the support group for people affected by head and neck cancer, attended the National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC) annual dinner at the York Royal Hotel last Sunday.

Mr Malcolm Babb, president of NALC and secretary of Chesterfields HNChelp group, welcomed guests from the UK coming from as far afield as Edinburgh and London.

Twelve clubs attended along with representatives from the Cancer Laryngectomee Trust.

A charity raffle raised almost £300.

Laryngectomees are people who have had their voice box (larynx) removed by major surgery having had cancer.

HNChelp provides support and friendship to anyone affected by head and neck cancer. Contact can be made by visiting the HNChelp website or by emailing