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Introduction

The Musgrove Leukaemic Group Somerset (MLGS) was formed to raise money for the benefit of leukaemia and lymphoma patients and their families in Somerset. It relies entirely on voluntary contributions and spends less than five pence in every pound on administration and fund raising. Since its formation in 1978 the MLGS has raised over £3,000,000 (see news feature below).

Our latest fund raising appeal for 2016-2018 is to raise £384,000 to cover a wide range of requirements including:

You can see a full list of our targets here.

The MLGS is a UK registered charity, No.1036580.


News

UKHO Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit

A team of five UKHO staff took part in this event and came third in the Smeaton Trophy and fifteenth overall. Their share of the prize fund has been donated to MLGS. Congratulations and many thanks to them. This takes donations raised this year by UKHO to around £5,000, with plenty more to come. More on the Events page.

The Piddle Wood Plod 10K

The Hydro Harriers are staging a multi-terrain race in support of MLGS, starting at Thurlbear School on Sunday 10th June at 11.00am.

More details here and on the Facebook page The Piddle Wood Plod 10K

Tracey Symes to run four marathons

Tracey is going to run four marathons in four days in support of MLGS and Meningitis Now.

Please suppport her in this heroic effort! There is a MyDonate page here.

UKHO Cycle Ride 20th August 2018

Twenty cyclists from the UK Hydrographic Office in Taunton are going to ride 120 miles from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to the UKHO on 20th August 2018 to raise funds for the MLGS. The whole team at UKHO is backing MLGS this year, and will be holding a number of other fund raising events, for which we are hugely grateful. Please support the cycle ride here.

Mobile Chemotherapy Unit

The Mobile Chemotherapy Unit celebrated 7 years of service in December.

Hope for Tomorrow, the suppliers of the Unit known as Bumble, arranged the event at the Beacon Centre, Musgrove Park Hospital on the 10th of December. The function was to celebrate the fact that 8,000 patient treatments had been carried out on Bumble, saving patients commuting time of 32,000 hours and traveling 360,000 miles. However, because of this usage the body work of Bumble needs to be replaced and upgraded. The appeal is to raise £250,000.

Because this facility meets the original aims of the MLGS to bring treatment closer for patients, linked to the positive feedback from those receiving treatment, we intend to continue funding the running costs of the Unit for the foreseeable future.

Children's Unit

There are children too poorly to be able to take a shower and this is the only facility available at the moment. A project to adapt a room to incorporate a Variable Height Bath, Overhead Hoist and Paediatric Hydraulic Shower Trolley has been costed at £30,089.00. The MLGS have approved a grant of £22,000 to enable this project to proceed.

£3 million raised!

MLGS has now raised a remarkable £3M since its formation in 1978

The photograph shows a cake made specially to celebrate. With it are Maureen Hudson (one of the original founders and current Trustees), Simon Bolam (Consultant Haematologist), Caren Attree (Ward Sister), and Trish Reed (MLGS Chairperson).

Please see our Achievements page for more news on new equipment funded by the MLGS.

Please see our Events page for details of this and our other fund raising activities.


For Jane Rhodes 1956 - 2000