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, Lymphscanners and Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Pumps (IPCPs)
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:
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Our Annual Luncheon at Fortnum & Mason on Monday 6th March 2023
Katie's Garden Ball on Saturday 17th June 2023
The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon was filled with people celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Katie's Lymphoedema Fund and remembering Katie.
Sadly Anya Hindmarch CBE was unable to be with us. She wrote a tribute to Katie which can be read below.
There was a vast array of raffle prizes and a silent auction. A small table gift was donated by Caudalie Paris.
The luncheon raised a fabulous £11,133.46.
The ball was held in the wonderful grounds of Amwell Cottage, Wheathampstead Herts.
There was dancing in the music tent and an art gallery exhibiting paintings for sale from a group of Hertfordshire artists.
With wonderful summer weather the event raised in excess of £13,000!
Here is a patient's feedback:
"I did a measurement before and after, first and last session. I think it has gone down about a quarter f an inch or just under 1cms on my right leg. I am stocking-free around my left ankle now. I started to feel tired towards the end of the treatment, the same as with the manual drainage, which is good. I would love to have another go in future, when possible. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to try the pump. I think it's well worth it."
On October 3rd 2023 we made a cheque presentation of £30,00 at The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
After the presentation Pat, Jenny and Jackie had the opportunity to visit a Lymphoedema Clinic room and meet two of the nurses, Lucy Dean, Lymphoedema & Rehabilitation Service Lead and Preska Vivekanandan, Lymphoedema Therapist.
Preska has taken part in three different KLF courses and will become a fully qualified lymphoedema nurse in due course.
Pat tried on one of the sleeves attached to one of the KLF funded pumps to feel how they work.
The launch of KLF's membership was on October 1st 2019 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 research - including 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
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.
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