The Basil Skyers Myeloma Foundation was set up in 2010 to provide services and practical support for patients with multiple myeloma, their families and carers.
The Foundation has no paid staff and and is run entirely through the goodwill and voluntary efforts of those who support us. All of the donations that are made to us go directly on support for patients. The work of the Foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees comprising patients, carers, consultant haematologists, clinical nurse specialists, researchers and public policy specialists.
The practical needs of patients and their families, following diagnosis of multiple myeloma are many and varied. Paying the rent or the mortgage, meeting food, heating, lighting bills, and other household expenses, not to mention travel costs for carers going to and from hospital visits. These bills do not magically disappear. This is where the Basil Skyers Myeloma Foundation is able to step in and o er patients and their families some assistance.