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The March March raises more than £23,000 for Kidney Research UK

20 May 2024

Over the course of 31 days in March, 233 participants took over 72 million steps as part of a huge collective effort to raise money for Kidney Research UK. Walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day each throughout the month, our Team Kidney community raised more than £23,000 to support life-changing research.

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Grant during his March March step challenge

Grant’s experience

Grant, from Edinburgh, was one of those who completed the challenge, and says: “I enjoyed being part of a group where everyone encouraged each other to achieve our goals. I’m very proud of the incredible amount we managed to raise together.

I hope that it will help move us closer to finding a cure for kidney disease. In the short-term, I’d like to see more research to support early diagnosis, so that people who live with kidney disease, and their families, have time to adjust their lives and prepare for what lies ahead.

“The March March has really helped me with my own health and confidence in exercising. I went to see my kidney consultant in April and due to the exercise in March, my weight had gone down and, for the first time in ages, my kidney function had remained the same.”

Lady wearing purple tshirt, sitting on sofa with two dogs
Stephanie Roche

Stephanie’s experience

Stephanie, from Kettering, who also completed the March March, says:

“I loved going on new walks throughout the month with different friends joining me for moral support. I feel so proud that we raised so much money that can hopefully make a big difference to the lives of people who live with kidney disease.”

Thank you from our team

Marc Shaw, head of community, events and volunteering, says: “It was brilliant to see our #TeamKidney community come together for this monumental effort to raise money to further research into kidney disease. Completing more than 72 million steps in a month is unbelievable.

“We are so grateful to everyone who took part in this virtual challenge. Our supporters are amazing and we hope to see even more people join us for next year’s March March challenge!”

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