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National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC)

Address: NALC Suite 16 Tempo House 15 Falcon Road London SW11 2PJ
Tel: 020 7730 8585
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Laryngectomy means the removal of the larynx or voice box. A laryngectomee is a person who has had this essential and life saving operation - a challenge which thousands of people have met successfully.

The formation of a National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC) arose out of a meeting on 12 May 1975, at Charing Cross Hospital, London, where a number of laryngectomee patients from three London clubs met together, with the knowledge and support of clubs in Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham. The proposed Association would be responsible for looking after the interests of all laryngectomee patients.

Today, NALC has almost 100 clubs nationwide and offers a range of services to Laryngectomees and their families and carers. A major role of the clubs is to provide the sort of non-medical help and information that can only come from the experience of living with a laryngectomy.

The Association endeavours to publicise, by all means, the problems of the laryngectomee and to encourage understanding by the general public.

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