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£15K grant awarded to Bucks charity

Lymphoma Action has been given the cash to continue vital support work

Published by Mix96 News at 8:05am 14th June 2020. 3-minute read.

£15K grant awarded to Bucks charity

A Buckinghamshire charity has been awarded a £15,000 grant to continue their vital support work.

St James's Place Charitable Foundation will be giving the cash to Lymphoma Action over three years, so they can keep supporting people affected by blood cancer.

This year's donation will contribute towards the costs of a digital redevelopment of our award winning Live your Life self-management programme for people living with lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. 

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, our Live your Life lymphoma specific workshops were held at various locations across the country.

The aim of the programme is to provide support in managing the emotional aspects of lymphoma, as well as treatment side effects.

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The money will enable the charity to provide emotional support to people affected by lymphoma

The workshops also provide useful information around staying active, nutrition and practical tips to support the general wellbeing of those living with and beyond lymphoma, as well as giving people the chance to talk to others and to share their experiences.

Due to the situation with COVID-19 we have had to postpone our face to face workshops for the foreseeable future, but thanks to the generosity of St James's Place Charitable Foundation, we can now redevelop the Live your Life programme so that it can be delivered digitally.

Further donations from the Foundation in 2021 and 2022 will provide a contribution towards the funding of our Live your Life Events Co-ordinator, who will play a vital role in taking the programme into its next stage of digital delivery.

Stephen Scowcroft, Director of Operations and External Affairs at Lymphoma Action said:

"Everyone at Lymphoma Action is grateful to the St. James's Place Charitable Foundation for its generosity and support in helping us to continue the delivery of this vital support service during the COVID-19 crisis.

"Our Live your Life workshops ensure that there is ongoing support for people with lymphoma and those around them so they are not left to face their lymphoma alone.

"They provide people with the emotional support they need to help them cope with their diagnosis, as well as information about lymphoma so they have a better understanding of their condition.

"They aim to empower people by helping them feel a sense of control over their situation, which in turn gives them a sense of ownership over their health, and the confidence to speak to their medical team about their lymphoma and their treatment."

He adds:

"This grant will enable us to provide much needed tailored information and emotional support to people affected by lymphoma."

You can find further information on Lymphoma Action's Live your Life programme here.

 

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