Sri Lanka Leukaemia Foundation (UK)
Who we are
We are a registered charity in the UK with the Registered Charity Number 1189432. Sri Lanka Leukaemia Foundation in the UK (SLLF UK) was started in 2008 by a group of Srilankans to raise funds for the children's (leukaemia) ward at the Apeksha Hospital Maharagama (formerly NCI) in Sri Lanka. Until recently NCI was the only major cancer hospital in the whole of Sri Lanka. In the last fifteen years of our existence we have donated over £90,000 for various projects at NCI. In December 2015 at a cost of £4000 a Transducer Ultrasound Unit was donated to the childrens ward. In January 2017 SLLF(UK) donated £8500 for upgrading the Endoscopy Unit and in July 2017 donated £9000 for installation of 100 bedside oxygen regulators in the wards and an air-conditioner in the endoscopy unit. Please see the Projects pages for the latest ones completed.
What we do
We raise money in different ways to fund authorised projects at the Apeksha Hospital Maharagama. So far we have hosted a fashion show, arranged two boat dances down the Thames and an annual fund raising dinner dance for the last fifteen years.
Our aim is to continue funding projects that are identified for us by the Management of Apeksha Hospital for the benefit of the cancer patients
Apeksha Hospital is a state of the art addition to National Cancer Institute Maharagama, donated by the late Hon. Chairman of Ahmad Tea London, was declared open by His Excelency President Sirisena on 3rd August 2016.
Sri Lanka Leukaemia Foundation in the UK (SLLF) is committed to keep funding small projects that arise after the opening of the new Medical Complex