Wednesday 18th July should be the day that the JCVI, (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) recommend whether or not British boys should receive the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination.    Around 400,000 boys unvaccinated every year, leaves millions at risk of developing HPV related cancers, including mouth cancer.

Yesterday, Charity Media Consultant, Elizabeth Laverack, had the pleasure of attending a cheque presentation at Lochinver House School in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire to receive a substantial £5000 donation to the charity.

Tesco’s UK and Ireland Chief Executive, Charles Wilson, is stepping down from his role, after being diagnosed with throat cancer earlier this year. The supermarket announced today that Mr Wilson had received the diagnosis after an operation to remove his tonsils in April.   He underwent daily radiotherapy in May and June. 

Every month we bring you the latest news, views, information and reports on everything to do with mouth, head and neck cancers and the charity.   Find out first hand all about raising awareness, fundraising events, the latest research, support group activities, events, free leaflets and advice plus much, much more.  It is all available in the charity’s monthly newsletter.  

If you are a mouth, head or neck cancer support group and you haven’t been in touch with our charity before, then we would love to hear from you.    

Look what arrived in our offices today?  These brilliant, blue bags will replace the plastic bags we usually give out at the end of the walk filled with lots of goodies.  So, if you want one of these, for free, why not sign up to take part in our next event.  The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk is taking place in Hyde Park at 12 noon on Sunday 30th September. 

We were sorry to read in the papers today that Bucks Fizz star, Jay Aston, has revealed she has mouth cancer and fears it could stop her talking and singing. The singer is due to have part of her tongue removed but is concerned she may need more extensive surgery if more cancer is found. The 57-year-old found out she had cancer just under two weeks ago. 

The countdown is on to the start of the charity’s next 10KM Awareness Walk in Hyde Park. At 12 noon on Sunday 30th September 2018 the horn will signal the start of the event.

We would like to give a massive shout out to all the wonderful companies who have come on board to support the 13th Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk when it takes place on Sunday 30th September in Hyde Park, London.