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Musgrove Leukaemic Group Somerset

Musgrove Leukaemic Group Somerset

The Musgrove Leukaemic Group Somerset (MLGS) was formed to raise money for the benefit of leukaemia and lymphomaMlg patients and their families in Somerset. It relies entirely on voluntary contributions and spends less than five pence in every pound on administration and fundraising.

The Musgrove Leukaemic Group Somerset was formed in March 1978 by a group of parents whose children were undergoing treatment for leukaemia. Due to the then limited facilities at Musgrove, they had to visit hospitals in Southampton and Bristol for treatment, placing severe strain on the families. Against this background, the MLGS was formed with the aim of raising money to improve facilities for leukaemia and lymphoma patients and their families in Somerset.

The group is run completely by unpaid volunteers who absorb all their own personal expenses. There are no paid officers and overheads are kept to an absolute minimum, thereby ensuring that the vast majority of money collected goes to Musgrove's haematology unit. The hospital has become a major centre for the diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia and related blood disorders in the South West of England.

The group has area representatives located throughout Somerset at Bridgwater, Chard and Ilminster, the Exmoor area, Glastonbury and Street, Langport, Minehead, Taunton, Watchet and Wellington. 

In the 30 years since its formation, the MLGS has raised over £3,000,000.

The MLGS is a UK Registered Charity, number: 1036580.

How you can help

Any donations will be very gratefully received. Cheques should be made payable to: Musgrove Leukaemic Group Somerset, and sent to: Mr.Bernard Reed, Hedgerows, 11 Hale Way, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8PU