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 2023 Newsletter is now available for download.

Summer Lunches 2024

Summer lunches are being planned to be held in Blackpool and Scarborough.

The Blackpool lunch, arranged by Sandra Waddington, will be held on Sunday 9th June 2024 at Hotel Sheraton, Blackpool. Sandra Waddington, 76 Rutland Avenue, Poulton-le Fylde, FY6 7SA Tel 01253 899531, email:

The Scarborough lunch will be held at The Crescent Hotel, Scarborough on Friday 28th June 2024. The event is being arranged by Dawn Potts, The Granary, Hull Road, York, YO19 5LE, Tel: 01904 489360, Mobile: 07947624421, 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 are also 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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