What is Lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is a condition in which part of the body, such as the arm or the leg, begins to swell. It can occur when some, or all, of the lymph nodes in a part of the body have been removed or treated with radiotherapy.

Katie's Lymphoedema Fund was set up to support The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign in memory of Pat Wohlrab’s daughter Katie. The Fund aims to increase the availability of therapists specially trained to treat Lymphoedema. The Fund will provide sponsored places on training programmes run at The Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation in London.

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Fundraising - What's Next

Click here to read our latest annual newsletter (Nov 13) with all of our news from the last 12 months.


BUY your Christmas cards from KLF and help us raise valuable funds! Go to our Shop page.


Do you work within the NHS and are looking to add lymphoedema management to your skills? If so click here to see the Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation courses that you might be able to attend, sponsored by Katie's Lymphoedema Fund.


We continue to support a variety of practitioners and since our inception in 2004, the breakdown of roles we have funded has been as follows:

  • Nurses 63%
  • Physiotherapists 21%
  • General therapists 7%
  • Complementary therapists 3%
  • Occupational therapists 3%
  • Other 3%


We're delighted to announce that in the last 12 months we have surpassed the £100,000 mark in terms of funds raised since 2004 when we started out – only possible with your support of course! THANK YOU!



Support the fund by purchasing our Notelets and Christmas Cards, designed and painted by Katie’s Mum Pat with love and care…





We have a team competing in the Blenheim Sprint Triathlon in June – to sponsor them please go to [The Just Giving site will be live shortly].

Come to our London Luxury Pre-Christmas Market. More details will be posted in the next few weeks.

We'll be back at Fortnum & Mason in The Diamond Jubilee Tea Room next year in March [date TBC] for our 10th Annual Luncheon along with raffle and auction. In 2014 we raised an amazing £12,712.50!!!

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