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1 12, 2021

‘Tis the season – Charity giving at Christmas

2021-12-01T16:47:44+00:00 December 1st, 2021|Latest News|

It’s December! which means it’s officially Christmas (that’s what we think anyway) and what better way to spread some Christmas cheer, save the planet and do some good for an important cause than to send a charity e-card. We’ve teamed up with the lovely people at DontSendMeACard.com to offer e-cards to anyone who would like [...]

9 10, 2021

Help with bereavement – reflections 22 years on

2021-10-09T11:18:36+01:00 October 9th, 2021|Latest News|

Our Founder Dee's experience On the anniversary of his passing, our founder Dee reflects on the loss of her son, Lee Spark, and the bereavement process in the days, weeks, months and years following his death from necrotising fasciitis 22 years ago. What happens when our loved ones pass away? My personal journey loosing my [...]

14 07, 2021

How do I survive necrotising fasciitis?

2021-07-14T14:02:24+01:00 July 14th, 2021|Awareness, Latest News|

How do I survive necrotising fasciitis? The key to surviving necrotising fasciitis is swift recognition and immediate treatment. High doses of antibiotics are usually required after diagnosis, but these on their own are insufficient to halt the infection. The most important element of treatment is the surgical removal of the infected dead and dying tissue. [...]

30 06, 2021

Meet the Team – The Lee Spark NF Foundation Trustee, Robert Wilkie!

2021-06-30T12:20:17+01:00 June 30th, 2021|Charity, Latest News|

The Lee Spark NF Foundation are pleased to announce the next in our ‘Meet the Team’ series! We feel extremely proud to introduce Robert Wilkie, Trustee! Robert explains how he was introduced to The Lee Spark NF Foundation "I was introduced to The Lee Spark NF Foundation by its Scottish Ambassador (Elaine McCulloch) and I [...]

8 04, 2021

Getting back to work after trauma

2021-04-08T12:26:22+01:00 April 8th, 2021|Awareness, Charity, Latest News|

Are you struggling with getting back to work after trauma? Whether it be finding a job, settling back into your old workplace, or struggling with your mental health; work can feel very different after the trauma of necrotising fasciitis. If you or a loved one are struggling with getting back to work after trauma, it [...]

18 03, 2021

Meet the Team – Trustee and Ambassador for Scotland, Elaine McCulloch!

2021-03-18T10:08:11+00:00 March 18th, 2021|Charity, Latest News|

We are pleased to announce the next in our 'Meet the Team' series and are proud to introduce Elaine McCulloch, Trustee and Ambassador for Scotland! Elaine tells us her story: "I became involved in The Lee Spark NF Foundation after contracting Necrotising Fasciitis after a emergency c-section on 14th April 2005. I spent many months [...]

3 03, 2021

A few words on bereavement

2021-03-03T13:06:03+00:00 March 3rd, 2021|Latest News|

Every day those of us that are bereaved go through a day of emotional thoughts. The day of our loved ones passing will always be with us. The hours leading up to that passing. The minutes leading up to their passing also. This I personally think is the worse. The anxiety the feeling of helplessness [...]

18 02, 2021

Meet the Team – Our Founder, Doreen Cartledge!

2021-02-18T11:45:32+00:00 February 18th, 2021|Charity, Latest News|

Our Founder, the incredible Doreen Cartledge. Through personal loss of her son Lee Spark in October 1999 of the horrific infection necrotising fasciitis (NF); Doreen has campaigned endlessly to raise awareness by giving lectures including statistics and survey results from survivors and bereaved. Doreen Cartledge Doreen has been involved in world wide organisations [...]

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