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#KidneysMatter this World Kidney Day – Thursday 11 March

09 March 2021
A street of house with a giant yellow kidney

Help us bring together millions of people across the world and unite with one powerful voice for kidney health awareness.

For 2021’s World Kidney Day, we are working together with other UK kidney charities and professional organisations to raise awareness about how big an issue kidney disease is.
It’s a disease that 850 million people around the world are living with – that's one in nine. Your neighbour could have it. Your parent. Your work colleague. Your child. Help us shout about it from the rooftops.

You can join our new campaign #KidneysMatter – the topic that’s too BIG to ignore to help show how important kidneys are, what can happen when they go wrong and how to keep them healthy and reduce the risk of kidney disease.

Get involved

The Covid-19 pandemic means face-to-face events can’t happen but you can still help us spread the word.

#KidneysMatter features a big yellow kidney – which is hard to ignore. You’ll see it in a range of materials which you can share on social media, use to run virtual awareness events, and as a talking point with your friends and family.

We are working with people who can help get the message out as wide as we can, including the media and the kidney community.

We have a stack of materials for you to use to get involved on the World Kidney Day website. You can enter the BIG kidney competition to win £250 vouchers, share the World Kidney Day background on your video calls, and print out and colour in a kidney to display in your window.

Get active

Our friends at Kidney Beam have also put together a brilliant day of classes with a specially extended timetable so you can get active and do something for your kidneys on World Kidney Day. From morning yoga to stretch and mobility, there’s something for everyone! Book your class today.

World Kidney Day competition promotion

You can also find out more about how you can raise money for our vital work by getting involved with our World Kidney Day #850StepChallenge.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Use #KidneysMatter and #WorldKidneyDay in all your tweets and posts and share your photos from the day.

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