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Primary & Secondary Lymphoedema Online & in the Community

L-W-O Urgently needs Volunteers

Appeal for Volunteers


L-W-O is a non-profit organization providing non-medical support for those living with Primary and Secondary Lymphoedema.  We do our best to provide services free of charge.

To enable us to do this we rely on the support of Volunteers.  Our four Trustees as well as our two Online Admin Volunteers live with lymphoedema.  L-W-O has become a successful support group with over 900 members across the UK, and other parts of the world.

L-W-O needs, Volunteers to help us in Coventry, Nuneaton and Warwickshire.  Do you have one or two hours per month to spare?


We urgently need someone with the following skills:

  • Admin to help with organization, filing and database preferably with Excel or Word skills
  • Social media skills or willing to learn
  • Marketing or Press Releases
  • Therapists who are willing to do taster sessions (e.g. Yoga, Tai Chi, Movement classes)
  • Happy to make tea or coffee?
  • Help in the Community with our Information Stands


L-W-O will offer: 

  • Free training
  • Travel/Parking expenses (subject to approval)
  • Free refreshments when volunteering at the centres we travel to


Interested?  Please email:   Gaynor Leech

Why do we need Volunteers

The most commonly asked questions when I talk about volunteers is;  "Why do you need volunteers, if you run the website and support group over the internet".

L-W-O is now in the fortunate position that we are asked to various events in the community.  This might be to give a talk on lymphoedema, go to local community or charity events or to go to meetings that are beneficial to L-W-O.  The amount of invitations L-W-O is receiving cannot be done by one person alone.

We are 9 weeks into 2017 and so far, this year I have turned down;

  • 9 events in Coventry
  • 2 events in Birmingham
  • 2 events in Nuneaton
  • 1 event in Warwick
  • 1 event in Leamington Spa

This is almost 2 events per week, this means missed opportunities. 


Online Volunteers

Community Volunteers

The Hummingbird Centre


L-W-O has been given an incredible opportunity to use the Hummingbird Centre in Coventry, free of charge.  So, that we don't lose this we need to use the centre at least once a month and maybe once a week.  I cannot do this on my own.  We are looking for volunteers who can spare us 1-2 hours per month.  I understand fully that our members work, I understand that everyone has family commitments and most of all I understand that living with lymphoedema means that we all have rubbish days including me.

The success of L-W-O means that as a group we are running on empty and this year my health for various reasons took a serious tumble.  I am in good health now but for me personally this was a wake-up call.


Why L-W-O needs volunteers

Page last up dated 26/06/2017