Cancer Laryngectomee Trust
Free help for sufferers of cancer of the larynx, people who have had a laryngectomy, and their carers

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The September 2022 Newsletter is now available for download. The Donation Form can also be downloaded.

Christmas Lunches December 2022

The Blackpool lunch at the Imperial Hotel on Sunday 4th December is being arranged by Mrs Sandra Waddington, 76 Rutland Avenue, Poulton-le Fylde, FY6 7SA Tel 01253 899531 email

The lunch in Halifax which is planned for Wednesday 7th December at Windmill Court is being arranged by Carole Stainton contact at CLT, PO Box 618, Halifax, HX3 8WX email:

The lunch in York at Novotel. York YO10 4FD will be held on Friday 9th December and is being arranged by Dawn Potts, The Granary, Hull Road, York, YO19 5LE, Tel: 01904 489360, Mobile: 07947624421, email

A lunch for Swindon area members is to be arranged by Ros Oswald. For further details contact Ros at 17 Kandahar, Aldbourne, Wilts SN8 2EE, Tel: 01672 540619 email


2nd edition 2013 Laryngectomy is not a tragedy - Free self-help book available for all laryngectomees

New publication June 2020: The Story of Funny Grandad - a children's book about laryngectomy

A new 2017 edition of The Travel Guide for Laryngectomees is available for download or to order.

Updates for 2019 are now available to download for The Travel Guide for Laryngectomees.


Our aim is to promote and assist the relief of all people in the UK who have had a laryngectomy – This includes our FREE book ‘Laryngectomy is not a Tragedy’ by Sydney Norgate and Dr Nicola Oswald MBChB.


The Cancer Laryngectomee Trust was formed in 1985 by a laryngectomee, Sydney Norgate, to help provide support and understanding for people who are about to have, or have had, a laryngectomy.


Since the creation of the charity, we have not only provided a vital support network for our members, we have also:

  • Created a mailing list of patients and supporters who receive emergency recognition aids and regular newsletters;
  • Arranged rehabilitation functions for larygectomees and their carers;
  • Promoted awareness and training in allied organisations, such as St Johns Ambulance and The Red Cross;
  • Lobbied Parliament and the DSS in order to gain recognition of the condition as a disability and supported individual members in their application for appeals;
  • Given small grants to members for a variety of purposes.
  • Published the Travel Guide for Laryngectomees
  • Broadcast a BBC Radio 4 Appeal
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