Closure of The Nancy Salmon Trust
The Trust has been running since dear Nancy died 11 years ago and the other Trustees and I, although with some sadness, now feel that it has served its purpose extremely well and it is an appropriate time to close it down.
Most importantly I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you our donors for your long-term support and generous contributions without which the Trust could have achieved absolutely nothing.
The residue of the fund remaining has been donated to the Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN), a national charity supporting many of our Trust’s objectives and so those funds will continue to promote the availability of specialist care. We consider this charity to be worthy of anyone’s support and you can find something about it, including its own web address, on our web site ‘Links’ page.
Since its inception 11 years ago The Nancy Salmon Trust has raised nearly £62,000, the main purpose of which has been to fund specific technique training of Health Care Workers and Carers in Essex and Suffolk. The result has been the training of a hundred staff and so many more patients have benefitted from treatment, particularly cancer and end of life patients. We also initiated the setting up and partial equipping of a specialist lymphoedema management facility at Halstead Hospital. Opened in 2014 The Nancy Salmon Room continues to be staffed by the Mid Essex CCG one day a week and provides specialist care for lymphoedema sufferers in North Essex and specifically around Toppesfield, Yeldham and The Hedinghams.
When Nancy died I hoped we would raise perhaps £1000 to train one healthcare professional it but to our amazement and through the enormous generosity of Nancy’s friends, patients and others we were actually able to achieve so much more and the trustees are so very grateful. Once again, I thank you all so very much.
Chris Salmon, Chairman of Trustees
July 2017 - Sad News
With extreme sadness we have to announce the loss of Jean Salmon, Nancy’s and Nicola's mother and Chris’ wife, and the Trust will miss her valuable contributions that marked her time as a trustee over the last 8½ years. Jean was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2013 and with the support of her family, many friends and the wonderful Churchill Hospital in Oxford she battled on with enormous fortitude and a wholly positive outlook on her life. Jean died on the 16th July 2017.