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Sir Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo (credit Phil Crow)

Best known as the author of ‘War Horse’, Michael has previously been treated for cancer of the larynx (voicebox).

As Oracle’s Patron Michael supports Oracle in raising awareness and funding for head and neck cancer research. In the UK, head and neck cancer is now the sixth most common cancer with a new person being diagnosed every 35 minutes.

Says Michael: “Head and neck cancers are becoming frighteningly common. Sadly, levels of awareness about head and neck cancers are very low and it does not attract the level of support or funding that it should. I hope that by working with Oracle, we can change this.”