The KLRT Supporters Club are the support group for the KCH Limb Reconstruction Trust. On a daily basis the orthopaedic surgeons working in King's College Hospital come face to face with the lack of support available for their disabled patients. There are support groups for other people who need long and involved medical interventions, but until now, very little information and support for limb reconstruction patients. This is where we plan to make a difference, with your help.
The KLRT Supporters Club have ambitious plans to provide accurate information, fund specialist staff, organise equipment hire and educate people about the day-to-day difficulties faced by disabled people, whether socially or in the workplace.
We are grateful to:
The Trustees for their time and commitment, and daily support to the limb reconstruction patients.
The Willow Tree Trust for its annual donations and the funding of our specialist physiotherapist.
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
As part of the trust’s commitment to its educational objectives, we are pleased to have developed a fruitful relationship with Ravensbourne College
of Design and Communication at the Greenwich Peninsula. Whilst in their final year studying for a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, students developed our branding and logo, which is now used on all our marketing documents.
Students Stuart Dixey and Jack Burton, studying for the BA (Hons) in Broadcasting, filmed various aspects of the work of the Limb Reconstruction Unit, to be made into short instructional DVDs. These are intended to help with the care of patients in the community. One of the very real difficulties is that what is routine to the unit at King’s is alien to many GP practices. The DVDs will assist patient GPs and district nurses with post-discharge treatment. We were unable to complete this project due to lack of funding but it is hoped that the relationship with Ravensbourne will continue, giving third year students the opportunity to apply their design and broadcasting skills on a real life project.
Employment Relations Solicitors for their resources and committment.
English Heritage for the use of Down House for our Christmas 2009 event.
City Chamber Choir for their wonderful talents and productions.
The South East Thames Circuit group meeting, chaired by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Venu Kavarthapu, for its donation.
The British Limb Reconstruction Society for its donation.