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New Year’s honours for charity ambassadors

New Year’s honours for charity ambassadors 31 December 2020 Kidney Research UK is celebrating after two of our ambassadors were named in the New Year Honours List for their work helping people with kidney disease. Eastenders actress Nina Wadia and volunteer Swaran Chowdhury have both been recognised for their voluntary work. Nina, who found fame…

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Reflecting on 2020 – a year like no other

Reflecting on 2020 – a year like no other 29 December 2020 This year has been difficult for everyone, especially kidney patients and their families. But despite the challenges we’ve all faced – from shielding and isolation to events being cancelled and research funding taking a hit – there have also been plenty of achievements…

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Stepping into Christmas is the perfect opportunity for Joanne to catch up with friends

Stepping into Christmas is the perfect opportunity for Joanne to catch up with friends 16 December 2020 Discovering new walks around the Chester area and catching up with friends has made the Step into Christmas challenge a perfect fundraising opportunity for Joanne O’Brien.   The minute she announced plans to walk 12,000 steps a day for 12 days with her French Bassett hound, Woody, to raise money…

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Liz is stepping into Christmas with her new knees!

Liz is stepping into Christmas with her new knees! 04 December 2020 Recent knee surgery is not putting a dampener on the enthusiasm of Kidney Research UK trustee Liz Lightstone, who is joining our Step into Christmas challenge. Liz, a professor of renal medicine at Imperial College, London, is walking 12,000 steps a day for…

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Kidney patient brings banking giant UBS onto the Andy Cole team

Kidney patient brings banking giant UBS onto the Andy Cole team 03 December 2020 Kidney Research UK has welcomed global financial services firm UBS as the first corporate supporter of the Andy Cole Fund, helping to fund research into kidney disease. Legendary footballer Andy Cole launched the fund in May 2020, five years after his kidneys completely…

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New guidance for young kidney patients’ care following pandemic survey

New guidance for young kidney patients’ care following pandemic survey 30 November 2020 Mental health support and better access to their medical teams are just some of the recommendations being made following a survey of young kidney patients during the first Covid-19 lockdown. Funded by Kidney Research UK and Kidney Care UK, the online survey,…

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