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Fundraising for LSN

What do the Lymphoedema Support Network need to raise funds for?

The National Lymphoedema Partnership team

The NLP is a collaboration of groups from across the UK and Ireland working in the field of lymphoedema, including the LSN. The NLP has recently published ‘Commissioning Guidance for Lymphoedema Services for Adults in the United Kingdom’…

Latest News

Tune in to the LSN charity appeal on BBC Radio 4

We are delighted to announce that the LSN has been selected to have a BBC Radio 4 Appeal on Sunday 7th March 2021. The appeal, which will be made by LSN Chief Medical Advisor Professor Peter Mortimer, aims to raise funds for the LSN during this very difficult period, and will also raise awareness of lymphoedema as a condition which can affect anyone, of any age, at any time and can potentially impact on every aspect of life. It will also highlight that much can be done to help the condition, and the role that the LSN has in supporting those who live with it. Please help us by listening to the appeal live on Radio 4 on Sunday 7th March at 7.54 am or 9.25 pm or when it is repeated on Thursday 11th March at 3.25 pm. You can also listen via BBC Sounds. Please do spread the word and donate if you are able.
It is not often that lymphoedema has a national audience so please support us in this.
#R4Appeal #lymphsupport #lymphoedema

BBC Radio 4 Appeal

 

Consensus document on COVID-19  vaccination

Revised information about the COVID-19 vaccination. Updated 14th February 2021.

Consensus document on COVID-19 vaccination

  Lymphoedema and COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance

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 nearly 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.

 

Latest News

Tune in to the LSN charity appeal on BBC Radio 4

We are delighted to announce that the LSN has been selected to have a BBC Radio 4 Appeal on Sunday 7th March 2021. The appeal, which will be made by LSN Chief Medical Advisor Professor Peter Mortimer, aims to raise funds for the LSN during this very difficult period, and will also raise awareness of lymphoedema as a condition which can affect anyone, of any age, at any time and can potentially impact on every aspect of life. It will also highlight that much can be done to help the condition, and the role that the LSN has in supporting those who live with it. Please help us by listening to the appeal live on Radio 4 on Sunday 7th March at 7.54 am or 9.25 pm or when it is repeated on Thursday 11th March at 3.25 pm. You can also listen via BBC Sounds. Please do spread the word and donate if you are able.
It is not often that lymphoedema has a national audience so please support us in this.
#R4Appeal #lymphsupport #lymphoedema

BBC Radio 4 Appeal

 

Consensus document on COVID-19  vaccination

Revised information about the COVID-19 vaccination. Updated 14th February 2021.

Consensus Document on COVID Vaccination

  Lymphoedema and COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance

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 nearly 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 – 09.30 to 16.30. 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

Hold An Event

Why not hold a sponsored walk, cake sale, barn dance, you could even jump out of a plane if you are so inclined! And don’t forget to send us a picture so we can build up our photo wall.

Make a donation

You can support our work by making a regular donation to the LSN via JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving or by setting up a standing order. Call our team for further information. 

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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