Welcome to the Karen Morris Memorial Trust
The Karen Morris Memorial Trust is a charity set up to continue the fundraising initiative of a 23 year old student who passed away on 18th September 1998, just one year after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia.
ONE MILLION POUNDS RAISED FOR A GIRL IN A MILLION
In its first decade the Trust has raised over one million pounds and is supporting ten projects.
The KMMT's main objective is to provide facilities for leukaemia patients and their families which would not otherwise be available, thus alleviating just a little the emotional and physical pain at what is inevitably a very bleak period in their lives.
The first Karen's Home from Home for leukaemia patients and their families opened its doors at Hammersmith Hospital in January 2007.
The pictures above show the interior of the first Karen's Home from Home.
Andrew Lansley, Minister of Health, formally opened the third Karen's Home from Home at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in September 2011.
In April 2004 KMMT Patron Matt Lucas won £62,500 for the KMMT on 'Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire'. As Matt Lucas wrote on agreeing to become the second KMMT Patron:
"I was very flattered to be asked to be a Patron. Karen showed such bravery and determination in her fight and it is imperative that we do what we can in her name to raise money to help those affected by leukaemia."