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WLCF small grant awarded to Lymphoma Action

30th July 2018

WLCF small grant awarded to Lymphoma Action
  • Wasps Legends donate £2,500 to Lymphoma Action.
  • Donation will fund core support services, provided by two full-time Information and Support Officers.
Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps, men and women, amateur and professional announced today that they have issued a small grant award of £2,500 to Lymphoma Action.

Lymphoma Action is the UK’s only charity dedicated to lymphoma, the most common cancer in 15-24 year olds ‘and the UK’s fifth most common cancer. Lymphoma Action has been providing in-depth, expert information and wide-ranging support for over 30 years, helping thousands of people affected by lymphoma. Their work drives improvements in the diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare of lymphoma.

The £2,500 donation will fund the delivery of core support services provided by two full-time Information and Support Officers. The support ensures that there is ongoing support for people with lymphoma and those around them so they are not left to face their lymphoma alone. This includes giving patients a better understanding of their disease, empowering patients to speak to their medical team about treatment and to feel more in control of the situation and have the confidence to take responsibility for their health. The core support services also helps patients cope emotionally with their diagnosis and cancer journey and improves long-term physical and mental health and promotes sustained recovery.

Lucie Howells of Lymphoma Action said of the donation: ‘Everyone at Lymphoma Action would like to thank the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation for its fantastic generosity and support. This grant will enable us to provide much needed tailored information and emotional support to people affected by lymphoma.’

Genevieve Glover, Chair of Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation said of the announcement: "We are very pleased to be supporting Lymphoma Action. A diagnosis of lymphoma changes lives. Providing access to the Information and Support Team can be a lifeline for people who are worried and confused. Having someone to listen, provide expert knowledge, send trusted and accurate information and put people in direct contact with others facing a similar experience is invaluable at such a difficult time. The grant provided will ensure on average nearly 250 people will have access for a full year.”

The full press release can be downloaded here. For further information visit Lymphoma Action.

The whole of the Wasps legends squad epitomised everything rugby stands for - community spirit, great banter, competition on the pitch and the making of some lasting friendships.