Who are we?

Lymphoma Leukaemia Myeloma Fund (Wales) (LLMF for short) was established in 1997. Originally known as the Lymphoma and Leukaemia Fund (Wales) the name changed in 2010 to include Myeloma. LLMF is a registered charity with a local focus and managed entirely by volunteers.

The aim of LLMF is to provide help for patients in the Swansea and surrounding areas for those suffering with Lymphoma, Leukaemia, Myeloma and associated blood diseases. We work closely with the Haematology Department at Singleton Hospital.

The type of support can be through the provision of medical equipment and/or services that are not normally provided by the NHS or Haematology Department at Singleton Hospital, Swansea.

What we do?

LLMF has supported the haematology patients and department in many different ways, from the provision of specialist items such as chemotherapy chairs or other medical equipment, to funding the development of innovative new services that after trial, are adopted by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. One such project was the Community Phlebotomy Service.

The largest project we have funded to date started in 2015 and is called the Community Nursing Development (CND) project – the impact this is having on lives of our patients and their families is amazing – and without the funding by LLMF, this innovative project would not have happened.

LLMF also help patients where social services cannot. Some patients are seriously ill, and maybe unable to afford the necessities that many people take for granted. LLMF is here to support them as needed.

Fundraising

LLMF raises funds from the family and friends of our haematology patients, or from generous individuals who want to support a local charity. Our registered members also support this cause through their annual subscription.

Past fundraising efforts by LLMF supporters include events such as a skydive challenge, sponsored bike rides and quiz evenings.

For 2018 we are delighted to have been chosen as the sponsored charity of St Helen’s Balconiers, benefiting from their fundraising at the annual cricket festival which is held at St Helen’s cricket ground, Swansea in June.

LLMF is managed entirely by volunteers, almost every pound raised is used for the benefit of patients in our region of Wales.

Sofie Joshua – LLMF(Wales) Youngest Fundraiser

Sofie is just 8 years old and she and her Mum, Leanne, decided to run the Swansea Bay 5K last July, aiming to have some fun and raise lots of money for us. Leanne’s Mum, (Sofie’s Gran - Sue Simonson) has been supported for many years by LLMF. The day was...

St Helen’s Balconiers Fantastic Total

You will have seen that LLMF(Wales) was the chosen local charity in 2018 for the St Helen’s Balconiers cricket festival that was held in June. We are pleased to announce that we have received a cheque from them for a fantastic total of £1800. We were delighted to have...

David Coates – Tenby Iron Man Challenge

Long time supporter (and previous fundraiser) David Coates, had the crazy idea of taking on the challenge of doing Tenby Iron Man which was held in September. Here, in David’s words are the reasons he took this on and why he wanted to raise lots of money...

Community Nursing Development Project – extension of funding

This exciting and innovative project is in its latter stages. The trustees have recently had a request from ABMU Cancer Directorate requesting the continuation of funding, projected to be £30,000, through to the end of Q4 18-19 – end of March 2019. This has been...

When does a Chair turn to a bike?

Our LLMF newly appointed Chairperson – Karen Shreeve - was so inspired by all the stories she had been hearing of our supporters fundraising activities that at the AGM earlier this year announced that she would be doing the 2018 Gower Bike Ride in aid of LLMF. On July...

Secretary - Mrs Sue Thomas
Merrysun, Oxwich, Swansea  SA3 1LN
Email: llmfwales@gmail.com
Mob: 07905 677505

Chair - Mrs Karen Shreeve
115 Belgrave Road, Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 6RE
Email: llmfwales@gmail.com
Mob: 07968 262220

Treasurer - Mr Roy Morgan
266 Derwen Fawr Road, Sketty, Swansea  SA2 8EJ
Email: roy.morgan@sky.com
Tel: 01792 201392

Lymphoma Leukaemia Myeloma Fund (Wales) (LLMF) is registered with the Charities Commission England & Wales Reg. No.1063997.

 

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