KLF funds bursaries at The Royal Marsden School to train NHS practitioners in the management and treatment of lymphoedema, thus increasing the availability of therapists which is still limited.


Katie’s Lymphoedema Fund was set up to support The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in memory of Katie Wohlrab Oliver (1966 – 2001).

The Fund will provide sponsored places on training programmes run at The Royal Marsden School in London.

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
  • Physiotherapists
  • General therapists
  • Complementary therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Other

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Click here to see our latest fund report

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Tickets are now on sale
for our Annual Lunch
at Fortnum & Mason 2022

We are delighted to announce that our Annual Lunch at Fortnum & Mason will take place in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon on

Monday 7th March 12 Noon for 12.30 p.m.      

Tickets £80

Bring a friend, husband, partner

email: info@katieslymphoedemafund.co.uk



Save the Date!

Sunday 24th April 2022

Jenny and Gordon will be opening their London garden again for the National Garden Scheme.

Admission £4

The garden will be open from



Enjoy a homemade tea. 

Vegan and full-fat cakes!

A percentage of the funds raised will go to KLF.

For more information check the National Garden Scheme 2022 Handbook 

Our Annual Fortnum & Mason Luncheon 2020

On Tuesday 10th March 2020 we held our Annual KLF Luncheon.  A large group was there to support with an ever increasing number of gentlemen attending.  It was a very jolly affair - more so, given the circumstances!  The luncheon raised £8,720.90 which has enable us to purchase 2 LymphScanners for The Royal Marsden Hospital.

Each attendee received a packet of sunflower seeds donated by Sarah Raven as a table gift.  This was Katie's favourite flower.  We asked that they be planted in honour of Katie and to help the environment.


Cheque Presentation

In August 2019 we made a cheque presentation of £12,000 at The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

After the presentation a video 'starring Jenny Tripp Black MBE (Chairman)  and Mary Woods' (Consultant Nurse Lymphoedema, Royal Marsden Hospital) produced by the school was to advertise the KLF bursaries available to potential students.  It's very short and worth a look!


Katie's Lymphedema Fund is a proud member of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity's William Marsden Circle.

The launch of KLF's membership was on October 1st at The Royal Marsden.  The William Marsden Circle is presided over by Dr Nicholas van As, Medical Director at The Royal Marsden and recognises exceptional philanthropic support.

Support life-saving researchincluding funding clinical trials that give patients at the hospital, across the UK and around the world access to the latest breakthrough drugs.

Offer patients world-leading treatment and care - delivering tailored and personalised treatment, which cares for the whole person, not just their illness. 

Invest in state-of-the-art equipment - from the latest in robotic surgery, to improved cancer imaging to ensure more effective and efficient diagnosis and treatment. 

Fund modern patient environments - allowing the hospital to build new facilities and refurbish existing ones, so that so patients are cared for in the most welcoming, dignified and peaceful environments.

Registered Charity No. 4615761


2019 Fortnum’s Lunch – £11,757 raised!

Thank you to everyone involved – our supporters, attendees, Auction and Raffle prize donors and Fortnum’s for such a successful event.

A presentation was made to the Royal Marsden School in July of £12,000 to add to our bursary fund account.

Click on our newsletters below for more information...

October 2019 Newsletter

July 2019 Fund Report 

October 2018 Newsletter



Do you work within the NHS and are looking to add lymphoedema management to your skills? If so, click below to see the courses held at The Royal Marsden School that you might be able to attend, sponsored by Katie’s Lymphoedema Fund.