Get Involved


Every year, countless local, national and international World Kidney Day events are organised by kidney charities, healthcare professionals, patient groups and individuals who want to make a difference.

In the UK, we encourage everyone to get behind the campaign and try to organise an activity or event to draw public attention to the importance of kidney health – what can be done to protect kidneys before disease strikes, and to assist patients who already have chronic kidney disease.

Whatever you plan to do, please let us know either by posting on the Facebook page or emailing

Support Pack

In order to make sure that as many people as possible know about World Kidney Day 2017, we have produced a Support Pack as well as a number of resources for you to download from our Campaign Materials page.

If you would like to order your copy, send an email to or telephone 0300 303 1100.

Below are some ideas

  • Organise your very own challenge event: walk, cycle ride, jogging, fitness, flash mob or dancing. Get together, get out, and get moving!
  • Add links to the World Kidney Day UK website ( in the emails you send.
  • Promote World Kidney Day on a blog or forum or by creating a section on your website with information about local events and other kidney related information.
  • Follow us on  Facebook and/or Twitter @kidneydayUK and use #worldkidneyday.
  • Use our World Kidney Day kidney health awareness poster or design your own to display at work, the  hospital waiting room,  GP waiting room, at your school, at the entrance of your religious centre, at your bank etc.
  • Have a kidney health education/awareness day – perhaps look at the 16 ambitions in the Kidney Health Report and decide if there is a particular aspect you might want to make the theme of your activity – a local press release or using social media (Twitter and Facebook etc).
  • Hold a charity dinner to raise money for a local renal unit or kidney patient group.
  • Invite friends and colleagues to a World Kidney Day Coffee morning.
  • Organise a World Kidney Day quiz night.
  • Hold a book or cake sale