Emergency Appeal

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LSN Emergency Appeal

Thank you

At the end of November, the LSN Trustees made the difficult decision to launch an emergency appeal to raise funds to be able to continue the LSN. Our aim was to raise £30,000 and, acknowledging what a tough time many people are having financially at the moment, we allowed ourselves 4 months to do so. We could never have imagined the response. Within two weeks of the appeal going live we had not only hit our target but exceeded it.

Along with generous financial gifts, so many of you have taken the time to share wonderful comments and words of encouragement about how much the LSN has helped you. It has given us so much hope and we are truly grateful for each and every one.

Although we have raised enough to cover the immediate need, as a small charity that receives no NHS or government funds, we still face the challenge of continuing to raise money week on week, month on month. The Trustees, staff and volunteers are all committed to honouring the trust you have placed in us and your appreciation of the LSN, by exploring all and every option in the coming months to ensure that our work continues into the future.

We are still gratefully receiving donations via the link below and every penny raised will go to support the work the LSN does for everyone living with or affected by lymphoedema.

Thank you.

"The LSN were there for me, they understood, they really listened, I called them in tears and ended up laughing" LSN member 2022.

How can we help?

Please know you are not alone, at least 400,000 men, women and children in the UK live with lymphoedema/chronic oedema. Whether you are newly diagnosed, are concerned that you may be at risk, live with or care for someone with the condition, or are a Health Care Professional interested in lymphoedema, the LSN is here for you.

With appropriate information and the help and support of a lymphoedema practitioner, there is much that patients can do to help themselves in the management and control of their condition. Indeed, patient education, advice and support is now at the forefront of care, ensuring all patients diagnosed with lymphoedema, become an expert in managing their own condition.

About Us

‘The Lymphoedema Support Network is a registered charity and the UK's national patient support organisation for those living with or affected by lymphoedema.’

The Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) takes the lead role in educating and supporting people with this condition by providing a high standard of information that can be trusted and promoting supported self-management. Since its inception in 1991, when there was very little information or help available for patients, the LSN has evolved into an independent and influential charity. Having a unique understanding of the patient experience of lymphoedema allows us to work to raise awareness, campaign at a national and local level for equal access to care, provide patient input to research studies and commission and sponsor GP and other health care professional online education.

For over 30 years the LSN has been there to provide information and support to those living with or affected by lymphoedema/chronic oedema and although we are now an award-winning charity we are proud still to be run by people with lymphoedema, for people with lymphoedema and we firmly believe that lymphoedema matters.

LSN Emergency Appeal

Thank you

At the end of November, the LSN Trustees made the difficult decision to launch an emergency appeal to raise funds to be able to continue the LSN. Our aim was to raise £30,000 and, acknowledging what a tough time many people are having financially at the moment, we allowed ourselves 4 months to do so. We could never have imagined the response. Within two weeks of the appeal going live we had not only hit our target but exceeded it.

Along with generous financial gifts, so many of you have taken the time to share wonderful comments and words of encouragement about how much the LSN has helped you. It has given us so much hope and we are truly grateful for each and every one.

Although we have raised enough to cover the immediate need, as a small charity that receives no NHS or government funds, we still face the challenge of continuing to raise money week on week, month on month. The Trustees, staff and volunteers are all committed to honouring the trust you have placed in us and your appreciation of the LSN, by exploring all and every option in the coming months to ensure that our work continues into the future.

We are still gratefully receiving donations via the link below and every penny raised will go to support the work the LSN does for everyone living with or affected by lymphoedema.

Thank you.

"The LSN were there for me, they understood, they really listened, I called them in tears and ended up laughing" LSN member 2022.

 

How can we help?

Please know you are not alone, at least 400,000 men, women and children in the UK live with lymphoedema/chronic oedema. Whether you are newly diagnosed, are concerned that you may be at risk, live with or care for someone with the condition, or are a Health Care Professional interested in Lymphoedema, the LSN is here for you.

With appropriate information and the help and support of a lymphoedema practitioner, there is much that patients can do to help themselves in the management and control of their condition. Indeed, patient education, advice and support is now at the forefront of care, ensuring all patients diagnosed with lymphoedema, become an expert in managing their own condition.

About us

‘The Lymphoedema Support Network is a registered charity and the UK's national patient support organisation for those living with or affected by lymphoedema.’

The Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) takes the lead role in educating and supporting people with this condition by providing a high standard of information that can be trusted and promoting supported self-management. Since its inception in 1991, when there was very little information or help available for patients, the LSN has evolved into an independent and influential charity. Having a unique understanding of the patient experience of lymphoedema allows us to work to raise awareness, campaign at a national and local level for equal access to care, provide patient input to research studies and commission and sponsor GP and other health care professional online education.

For over 30 years the LSN has been there to provide information and support to those living with or affected by lymphoedema/chronic oedema and although we are now an award-winning charity we are proud still to be run by people with lymphoedema, for people with lymphoedema and we firmly believe that lymphoedema matters.

 

 

Need to speak to us?

We are available Monday to Friday – 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-16.00. Call our friendly team on 020 7351 4480

How You Can Get Involved

The LSN receives no statutory or health service funding and is reliant on the generosity of our supporters to be able to continue our work. 

Call 020 7351 0990 to donate or Contact Us to get involved

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“The fact that I can call on the LSN at anytime is a huge help. They are supportive and pro-active on my behalf and I am happy to help in any way I can."

LSN Member 2016

"I have learnt more about my condition and how to manage it in the three months since I joined the LSN than in all the years before…thank you."

Mrs J, Cambridge

“The telephone support line was invaluable to me when I was first diagnosed and scared – a lifeline.”

Ms D, Ilford