The Tasmanian Lymphoedema Centre was fortunate to receive a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) in Round 34 to assist us in purchasing a new Bio-impedence Spectrometer which will provide state of the art analysis of fluid and body composition. This will enable us to access the most accurate data available to assist us in planning treatment and also monitoring progress.
In addition to the bio-impedence machine we will be purchasing a pressure monitor which will enable us to demonstrate the pressure applied to the body by under garments and bandaging.
Once the machine is installed and training is complete we will be offering a free day of assessments to the organisations that have assisted us in reaching our goal. We received community support from many individuals and organisations. The machine will also enable us to undertake fundraising into the future which will help ensure our sustainability.
The independent community funding body, the Tasmanian Community Fund was established following the sale of the Trust Bank in 1999 to give back to the community proceeds from the sale of a community asset. Since that time the TCF has allocated approximately $58.6 million to approximately 1700 statewide projects. We are very grateful for their support.