SOUTH Bucks Hospice is hoping to raise £3,000 for a specialised machine to help Lymphoedema sufferers.

The charity, which is based in High Wycombe, wants to buy a Hivamat 200 – a device that offers deep oscillation therapy to help reduce pain and swelling for patients with Lymphoedema sufferers.

Its clinic in Hazlemere currently sees 427 people in the area and has been providing treatment for Lymphoedema sufferers since 1997.

South Bucks Hospice fills a critical gap in the provisions of the NHS as there is currently no funding in the local area to treat the condition.

Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling caused by the malfunction of the lymphatic system.

Any part of the body can be affected but it’s most commonly seen in the arms or legs and as a result of radio or chemotherapy.

The charity has already received £400 from the East Berkshire Practice Nurse Association and is asking people to donate just £1.

To give to the Hivamat appeal – text ‘LYMP13 £1’ to 70070.

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