The Northern Head and Neck Cancer Fund (HANC) was set up by family and friends, in memory of a very special person. Our friend was a patient at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle and to them, we raise our hats in thanks for his wonderful care. He was a collector of hats which is reflected in our logo.

The aim of the Fund is to make life better for those diagnosed with head and neck cancer and to heighten awareness of the disease, enabling faster detection and early stage treatment. Prompt detection can really make a difference and the disease can be treated successfully if caught early enough.

The objectives of the Trust are:

To preserve and protect health for the public benefit and provide relief for persons who are suffering or have suffered from head and neck cancer in the northern area of England by:

  1. Raising awareness of head and neck cancer 
  2. Supporting research and education in the field of head and neck cancer 
  3. Relieving the needs of head and neck cancer patient and improve their care experience 
  4. Otherwise supporting individuals suffering from or who have suffered from head and neck cancer 

The Fund was founded in August 2013 and we were proud to be able to fund an awareness conference in November and again in May 2014 for dental staff, medical professionals, pharmacists and others who may come in contact with those suffering from head and neck cancer which was a great success. We are working hard fundraising to pay for much more such conferences and awareness events.

From 1 March 2017, we will be known as the Northern Head and Neck Cancer Charity

Thank you to all our supporters and friends, with special thanks to: The Freeman hospital, Newcastle, Sunderland Royal Hospital, their maxiofacial and Macmillan teams, The Dental students at the  Newcastle dental hospital, Billy Mitchell and his family. Tina Pardew. The Angel, IL Piccolo, Shorts, Forum books and Acanthus in Corbridge, Howard Ions of Salam Tubes, Prudhoe. Tim Hawkes and family of TDH Promotional Warehouse. Fenwick’s Newcastle, the Northumberland sausage company,  Zurich charity matters, WATBike and John Millard Photography.

If you would like to make a donation to HANCC by cheque please make them payable to:

Northern Head and Neck Cancer Charity

And post to:

Northern HANCC
PO Box 277
NE46 9GU

If you are or know someone who is suffering or has suffered from head and neck cancer, living in the northern region (Northumberland, Tyneside, Wearside, Teesside County Durham, and Cumbria) and would benefit from HANCC’s assistance speak to your health care professional who may be able to support your application to our charity funds.

All requests will be treated in confidence
The Trustees decision on application is final