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Volunteering in memory of my dad

Volunteering in memory of my dad 22 May 2024 After a 23-year struggle with kidney disease, Eleanor Senior’s dad, Bill, died in November 2023 at the age of 80. This heartbreaking loss spurred Eleanor, a 29-year-old microbiologist from Chester, to become a volunteer with Kidney Research UK, and support the charity’s vision of putting an…

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Volunteering to make the most of a second chance after transplant

Volunteering to make the most of a second chance after transplant 14 July 2023 After noticing that he’d developed an “unquenchable thirst” and had lost a lot of weight, Andrew Freeman was told by a friend that he was showing all the signs of having diabetes. He was 30 years old and up until this…

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Volunteering widens your horizons

Volunteering widens your horizons 03 June 2023 Maria Buckley started volunteering for Kidney Research UK as a community ambassador after she had a kidney transplant in 2020, and the 72-year old from Milton Keynes says it’s been a “very fulfilling” experience. In her role, Maria talks to people in her local area about her own…

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Beating the odds – volunteering to help the bigger picture

Beating the odds – volunteering to help the bigger picture 02 June 2023 Jelina Berlow-Rahman’s story is so extraordinary that sometimes even she can’t believe what she’s been through. The 44-year old award-winning human rights lawyer, who had a kidney transplant in 2009, says, “When it’s your own story, you live it, you breathe it…

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Adding my voice to the charity’s research direction

Adding my voice to the charity’s research direction 01 June 2023 Having been diagnosed with nephronophthisis (a disorder that impairs kidney function) when she was just five years old, Megan Cairns has grown up with first-hand experience of what it’s like to live with kidney disease. So it makes sense that she now volunteers with…

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Volunteer and have your voice heard

Volunteer and have your voice heard 31 May 2023 It goes without saying that the people who volunteer for Kidney Research UK make a truly invaluable contribution to our organisation by giving us their time, energy and passion. But what we hear time and time again from volunteers is how fulfilling it is for them…

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Former Queen’s physician on his trustee role

Former Queen’s physician on his trustee role 09 November 2022 Professor John Cunningham has always recognised the importance of relationships – through his research into the corelation between the kidney and other body systems and through his close bonds with his patients, students and colleagues.   Now he is working with Kidney Research UK to…

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True job satisfaction at board level

True job satisfaction at board level 07 November 2022 Lisa Chan is a seasoned financial expert and a specialist in risk management. Using skills gained from an international career in corporate and investment banking, Lisa is now helping to accelerate kidney research – a cause close to her heart.   Lisa became a trustee for Kidney…

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Giving back through volunteering

Giving back through volunteering 01 June 2022 After Kailash Malhotra retired from the nursing profession, she was determined to carry on giving back to society. The 70-year-old, who lives in Glasgow, decided to turn to volunteering, using her exceptional language skills to go out into the community and educate people about organ donation. For Volunteers…

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Double celebrations for Redcar charity shop

Double celebrations for Redcar charity shop 01 June 2022 Our Kidney Research UK shop in Redcar will be in a celebratory mood this week as it looks to mark volunteer’s week alongside the all-important Platinum Jubilee. The charity  shop has been adorned in red, white, and blue to mark the occasion with a stunning window…

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