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Necrotising Fasciitis
Support and Education

Raising awareness and offering help & support with Necrotising Fasciitis to both those affected directly and those treating the disease as professionals.

“The Lee Spark NF Foundation helped me to understand that I’m not alone”

Necrotising fasciitis survivor

“The Lee Spark NF Foundation helped me to understand that I’m not alone”

Necrotising fasciitis survivor

Need urgent help?

For more information about the signs and symptoms of Necrotising Fasciitis and what you should do if you think you or someone you know has this life threatening condition click the button below as a matter of urgency.

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UK emergency numbers:

999: UK Emergency services

111:  Emergency medical advice in the UK 24 hours a day

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Our mission

To help the lives of those affected by and those treating necrotising fasciitis and other severe streptococcal infections.

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Our charity

The Lee Spark NF Foundation was established in January 2000 by Doreen Cartledge following the loss of her son to this dreadful disease. Doreen realised the need to give help & support with Necrotising Fasciitis to both those affected directly and those treating the disease professionally.

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Our aims

  • Support those affected and their families
  • Educate the medical profession and general public
  • promote research into prevention and treatment
  • Promote recognition of the early signs and symptoms of necrotising fasciitis and severe streptococcal infectio
  • Highlight the causes, effects, treatment and management of this horrific disease.

Information and support

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What is Necrotising Fasciitis (NF)

As the only support group for people who have been affected by severe streptococcal infections or necrotising fasciitis, we have an array of information about what NF is as well as the causes and treatments.

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Coping with Necrotising Fasciitis

We have a great library of information and links to help you if you are coping with the aftermath of Necrotising Fasciitis, whether you suffered directly or are supporting someone as a family, friend or professional.

How you can help

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Fundraising

There are many ways to help us make a difference by fundraising, including by simply shopping online or spreading joy with a charity e-card for all occasions.

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Donating

If you’d like to donate to us directly then The Charities Aid Foundation deals with all our on-line donations. You can choose to donate regularly or one off and gift aid is added to make your donations go further!

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Merchandise

Shop online for Lee Spark NF Foundation merchandise to help us raise money and the profile of the charity.

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Education

One of the aims of The Lee Spark Necrotising Fasciitis (NF) Foundation is to educate both the medical profession and general public about the possible causes and symptoms of NF.

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Amputation in the Treatment of Necrotising Fasciitis

Necrotising fasciitis is a rare and life-threatening condition normally caused by a bacterial infection affecting the skin's deeper layers, including the fascia and muscles. It spreads rapidly and can lead to tissue death and organ failure if left untreated. In some...

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Debridement in the treatment of necrotising fasciitis

Necrotising fasciitis is a rare and life-threatening condition normally caused by a bacterial infection affecting the skin's deeper layers, including the fascia and muscles. It spreads rapidly and can lead to tissue death and organ failure if left untreated. In this...

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