Local bridge group donates important lymphoedema kit

By News Team on April 10, 2018

St Ann’s recently received a very generous donation from a local Bridge group, which will help us to provide important treatment to even more patients.

Barbara Lewis, who runs the Thursday Morning Bridge Players group in Cheadle Hulme, recently donated £2000 to St Ann’s on behalf of the club. A number of members of the club have had cancer and have experienced various treatments themselves, and find that bridge is something they really enjoy – going out on a Thursday morning for social company, coffee and to play bridge.

Their money has been used specifically to buy a low level laser for St Ann’s, which is used within the lymphoedema clinic. The laser softens and breaks down firm fibrotic tissues and scarring, which helps to reduce swelling in the arms, legs and faces, and improve comfort, mobility and body image.

Previously, St Ann’s used one machine across both sites, but this generous donation now enables us to offer this important treatment at both our Heald Green and Little Hulton sites simultaneously, meaning that we can support even more patients in this way.

Fiona Sanderson, Macmillan Lymphoedema Specialist and Occupational Therapist, was delighted to take receipt of the laser, meeting Barbara and expressing our thanks to her bridge group for their kind donation.

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