Christmas Campaign

Posted by Anne-Marie on November 14, 2014

Get A-Head have launched their Christmas Campaign and we are asking all our supporters to join in and help us raise much needed funds for Head & Neck patients.  We are asking supporters to donate £5 to our #SelfTree campaign in conjunction with Giving Tuesday UK on 2nd December.

SelfTree

 

To join in click on the image to download the #SelfTree certificate and take a picture of yourself with it, next to a Christmas Tree and tweet it to twitter.com/Get_AHead_Trust not forgetting to text SELF43 £5 to 70070.  Then challenge a few of your friends to do the same.  All donations made to the Get A-Head Christmas Campaign will go into our Main Fund that supports all patients with Head & Neck Disease.

 

Get A-Head aim to fight all forms of Head and Neck disease, with Research, Education and the purchase of Equipment that is considered above NHS provision, at the forefront.   Get A-Head is completely reliant upon voluntary income, namely the generosity of its supporters and charitable foundations, in order to fulfil its objectives.

Over the last few years, Get A-Head has funded a range of projects and equipment that have made a real difference to those fighting head and neck disease, including:

Research into Cancers of the Head and Neck including the genetics of 2 very rare forms of cancer – Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC) and Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC).

Supporting an Accelerated Cancer Drug treatment programme for the next five years, the programme aims to speed up treatment by matching existing drugs, which have already been approved in other conditions like arthritis, to cancers where they have not been tried before.

Help to purchase pioneering Equipment for use in operations that ensures the best possible outcomes for patients, such as Harmonic scalpels that reduce bleeding and scarring, and most recently the CyberKnife.

Purchasing life changing equipment for patients who have lost their voice through cancer, with things like Electro-larynx’s and iPads, to help them communicate with loved ones.

Supporting health care professionals with further Education, we also support a complementary therapy team, who can offer patients alternative treatments that can help relieve some of the symptoms related to cancer treatments.

 What your donation can help to purchase!

£5 – Pays for an Oral Care information pack for patients receiving Radiotherapy

£20 – Funds a Complementary Therapy session for a patients having cancer treatment

£100 – Funds a full days Training course for a specialist Nurse

£250 – Purchases an Electrolarynx for a patient who has had their voicebox removed through cancer

£500 – Buys a mini iPad and speech software for patients who can no longer speak following surgery