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Celebrating 35 years

2021 is a special year for Lymphoma Action as we celebrate our 35 year anniversary!

We are proud to have been making a difference for 35 years, so that nobody has to face lymphoma alone.

Reflecting on the last 35 years

Find out more about how the charity started and our progress over the years to become Lymphoma Action - the only UK charity dedicated to lymphoma.

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Our history

We’ve been providing support and information about lymphoma for 35 years, helping thousands of people affected by the UK’s fifth most common cancer. 

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Where we began

We talked to Anna, whose parents, Tim and Felicity Hilder were instrumental in starting the charity over 35 years ago.

Throughout 2021 we have a special focus on ‘positive mental wellbeing’ in all our activities as this reflects everything we do every day to support people affected by lymphoma.

Ways to get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved to support our 35 year celebrations and also improve your own mental wellbeing by taking up exercise, connecting with others and finding new ways to relax. 

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Festive fashion day

Dress up in your festive finest and show your support for people affected by lymphoma.

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Share your story

If you would like to share your story about positive mental wellbeing, please get in touch.

Send us your anniversary messages

Use our online celebration page to send us anniversary wishes, messages of thanks or to share your memories about how you have connected with Lymphoma Action over the years.

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Resources for positive mental wellbeing

Focusing on your emotional wellbeing and mental health is so important if you or a loved one is affected by lymphoma. Watch our wellbeing videos for information and support or read stories from people diagnosed with lymphoma who have found art, sport and creativity helpful.

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Wellbeing videos

We have a series of videos that cover various aspects of physical health and emotional wellbeing. 

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Sam's story

Artist Sam, aka Lymphoma Lass, talks about how her passion for creativity supported her wellbeing through her treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma.

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David's story

25 years after treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, David talks about the importance of art and creativity.

We also have lots of information available on our website covering relevant topics like the emotional impact of living with lymphoma and managing stress.

Remember our helpline is here for you too if you need someone to talk to - call freephone 0808 808 5555 or use the purple Live Chat pop up (10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday).

Together we can make sure no one faces lymphoma alone.