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Cycling for 20,220 minutes in 2022 – I’m not just doing it for me

Cycling for 20,220 minutes in 2022 – I’m not just doing it for me 25 May 2022 A father of three facing kidney failure has set himself the mammoth task of cycling 20,220 minutes this year in order to raise money for Kidney Research UK.  Peter Garrod, 34, from County Durham, works in community development.…

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Stars and supporters create fundraising magic at the gala dinner

Stars and supporters create fundraising magic at the gala dinner 11 April 2022 Over 300 guests came together at the Kidney Research UK charity gala dinner on Saturday 9 April and raised vital funds to help transform treatments and give patients a better future. The glamorous event combined magical entertainment with inspiring speeches by researchers…

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Why I want to make this film for my dad

Why I want to make this film for my dad 06 January 2022 Last month we shared the news that former BBC producer Andrew Smith and his family were on a mission to make a thought-provoking film about organ donation, after his successful kidney transplant. Now Andrew’s daughter Camille, the film’s producer is centre stage. She shares…

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Boy steps into Christmas to raise vital funds for kidney research

Boy steps into Christmas to raise vital funds for kidney research 21 December 2021 Warrington mum Claire Smith and her seven-year-old son Will are embarking on an exciting challenge this Christmas to raise vital funds for charity. Walking 8,500 steps a day, as part of the Step into Christmas challenge, throughout December to represent the…

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Local showbiz family on a mission to create a film about organ donation

Local showbiz family on a mission to create a film about organ donation 01 December 2021 Andrew Smith, Chipping Norton resident and a former director and producer for the BBC, is creating a thought-provoking film about kidney donation, appropriately titled Donate. Andrew who was the recipient of a life-saving transplant in 2017, is looking to combine humour and serious issues to bring the reality of transplantation to life.  …

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Cycling tribute in memory of Charlie

Cycling tribute in memory of Charlie 11 October 2021 When Matthew Pegler’s dear friend Charlie Miller died in January this year aged 30, he was devastated. But inspired by Charlie’s character and determination to live as normal life as he possibly could while suffering from a kidney condition, Matthew has decided to channel his grief into fundraising for Kidney Research UK.  Throughout 2021, Matthew has been taking part…

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Thousand mile challenge for (Four) Kidney Tom

Thousand mile challenge for (Four) Kidney Tom 18 August 2021 A 32-year-old man born with four kidneys has embarked on a personal challenge to walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Kidney Research UK. Inspired by the late Sir Captain Tom, who raised £32.5 million for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic, Tom Goodwin,…

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Bloomin’ Yorkshire fundraisers success in thorny times

Bloomin’ Yorkshire fundraisers success in thorny times 29 July 2021 A Yorkshire woman has made a large donation of £20,000 to Kidney Research UK after winding down her charity Bloomin’ Yorkshire, which raised awareness of organ donation. Janice Richardson, 58, from Leeds had suffered from recurrent kidney infections since she was a teenager. An infection which she contracted at the age of three prevented her left kidney from developing properly but it…

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Donor hero Jim pushes the boat out for Kidney Research UK

Donor hero Jim pushes the boat out for Kidney Research UK 27 July 2021 A chance meeting at a funeral was all it took for Angela Deighton’s life to be changed overnight. The 74 year old had suffered from kidney disease since the age of 12, and her kidneys failed completely in 2018.   On dialysis for a year, Angela…

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