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Headstart charity for head and neck cancers in Kent and Sussex 


Headstart cancer charity

Our 20th birthday celebration!

The sun shone, and we had balloons and bunting to

adorn the Kent Oncology Centre on

Saturday 17th June.


Not only that, but there was an amazing cake made by Jayne,

and enough strawberries for any Wimbledon fans,

as well as lots of other delicious goodies.

It's not all about food, but it is all part of the fun on the day. Also

Headstart likes to make sure that not only today was like a party

but all our get-togethers.

We for sure have reached out to many people in our 20 year

existence, which is why so many have been so kind

to raise money for us. Today we had Patricia & Sarah from

the Tudor Park Golf Club deliver a cheque for .................


Just to keep us in party mood, two of the amazing team who

took part in the 3 Peaks Challenge turned up to say how

much they enjoyed doing this for us, (they are in the top picture, but the

balloons got in the way) but these amazing ladies raised

in excess of .......


Headstart sends a huge thank you to all our fundraisers.



Later on this year the Counselling and Psychological department

in QVH on the benefits of mindfulness. There is a leaflet for more

information about this along with the dates of an 8 week

course in Queen Victoria Hospital later on this year.

Click on Mindfulness for all the details.


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.


Here are the event dates for 2017


Saturday  16th September in the Post Grad Centre in

Medway Maritime Hospital at 10am


Friday 20th October  in the Surgeon’s Mess in

Queen Victoria Hospital  at 10am


Saturday 16th December  in the Kent Oncology Centre,

Maidstone Hospital at 10am

You can view, download or print them here

Find more news of our jolly get-togethers by visiting our events page.



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 17/06/17 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.

Thank you Pauline Mortimer, Debbie Hannant and Jayne Goddard




Need help or further information?
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