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Christmas Appeal 2019

Help us make sure that no family has to face lymphoma alone this Christmas

'I could be there for my daughter because Lymphoma Action was there for me - please help support their Christmas Appeal' Helen

My daughter, Carol, was only 26 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. She was just at the start of her career, with her whole future ahead of her - we were devastated. Throughout I just wanted to take it all away and make it better, like any parent would.

Carol with her Mum Helen, and brother

Without the support of Lymphoma Action, our family wouldn’t have coped

It made such a huge difference to know that Lymphoma Action were there for me.

I read and watched all their information about Carol’s lymphoma. I called their helpline to ask questions and sometimes just to have a cry.

More than 53 families like mine have to cope with the shock of a lymphoma diagnosis every day - you can help make a difference with your donation.

I now volunteer as a buddy for Lymphoma Action, so I can help others like me. Every penny you donate will enable other families to get the support I found so essential.

How your donation will help

Your donation will help make sure that no family has to face lymphoma alone

  • £10

    a month

    helps us ensure that the latest expert lymphoma information is immediately available to anyone who needs it

  • £14

    today

    could help pay for us to produce and distribute 10 copies of our Lymphoma Matters magazine full of the latest lymphoma news

  • £27

    today

    could help pay for a call to our dedicated helpline support, so our experienced team can be there for anyone affected by lymphoma

  • £48

    today

     could help a buddy for 1 month offering peer to peer support to someone who has gone through a similar experience to them

Learn more about Helen and Carol

Finding out that your child - no matter how old they are - has a cancer diagnosis is life changing.
Helen wouldn’t have been anywhere other than by Carol’s side.

Helen with her daughter Carol

Helen's story

When Carol was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, her Mum was her support mechanism. Helen learnt a lot about lymphoma and has since become a buddy to support other parents going through a similar experience.

Carol Jarvis in front of BBC Broadcast House

Listen to Carol on BBC Radio 4

You can hear Helen's daughter, Carol, talking about her lymphoma experience in our BBC Radio 4 Appeal on Sunday 3 November at 7.54am and 9.26pm and Thursday 7 November at 3.27pm.