Find out about the events and activities planned by the 5 charities of the Kidney Charities Together Group.
The BKPA are presenting on ‘making kidneys a patient and professional priority’ at the Diabetes UK annual conference, helping to unveil an organ donation mural at the Lister Hospital, advocacy officers are taking part in various publicity events such as at Salford Hospital and are jointly supporting the launch of a Duke of Edinburgh programme for young people with CKD in partnership with the social enterprise group called Make Someone Smile (MSS-CKD).
Kidney Research UK are doing some media work highlighting the importance of early identification and the risks of kidney disease, based on their recent YouGov survey. They are also celebrating the opening of their new shop in Cardiff, supported by the local MP, kidney patients and renal staff in the area (all of the shops are ‘doing their bit’ for WKD); hosting an awareness stand in the atrium at Peterborough Hospital and head office staff are being ‘encouraged to get involved in a spinning bikes event!!!
Kids Kidney Research are launching an excellent new video about a novel transition service at The Royal Free Hospital specifically for young adult kidney patients – https://youtu.be/yV0471S0ei8
The NKF is launching a new TV advertisement to mark World Kidney Day 2017 – to be shown on ITV for a month and stressing that chronic kidney disease can affect people of all ages. This can be viewed on the NKF website from 9th March 2017. They are also encouraging and supporting World Kidney Day events arranged by renal units, transplant centres, renal industries and KPAs, asking that the activities are reported locally in the press and media and for reports to be sent to the WKD hub following the day.
The PKD Charity’s supporters are organising community events such as cake sales, climbing the equivalent of Ben Nevis (1,345m) in steps at Guy’s Hospital, crocheting snoods and similar. One supporter is running 11 miles with 2 friends on World Kidney Day to celebrate WKD’s 11th Anniversary. A supporter in Western Australia has already held a morning tea event.