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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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Finding the rewards in volunteering

Finding the rewards in volunteering 30 May 2022 For the past two years, Sarah Gwalchmai has been shielding at home in Guilsfield, Wales. Finding it isolating, transplant recipient Sarah, who used to work in a garden centre, has turned to volunteering for Kidney Research UK – a role she says she finds incredibly rewarding. Now,…

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From trauma to giving back: Jason’s Covid recovery mission

From trauma to giving back: Jason’s Covid recovery mission 27 December 2021 Wherever possible, Jason Mageehan has always tried to turn adversity into opportunity – whether arranging client meetings to coincide with dialysis sessions or viewing his kidney transplant operation as a springboard to achieving personal and business goals.   Now, therapy to deal with…

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New lead of our lay advisory group promises an exciting future

New lead of our lay advisory group promises an exciting future 27 July 2021 Miranda Scanlon has recently taken up the reins as the new lead of Kidney Research UK’s lay advisory group. Speaking from her home as lockdown eases she’s conscious the path ahead for her and other kidney patients is still uncertain. “As…

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Young peer educator is keen to get back to doing what she loves – raising awareness of kidney disease

Young peer educator is keen to get back to doing what she loves – raising awareness of kidney disease 19 November 2020 A Salford University student is keen to get back to raising awareness of kidney disease once lockdown restrictions are lifted.  Ammarah Mehmood, 21, is passionate about spreading awareness of kidney disease having seen the impact it has had on her dad…

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Kidney Research UK peer educator shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement award

Kidney Research UK peer educator shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement award 28 September 2020 A volunteer who supports Kidney Research UK’s awareness raising work has been shortlisted for a prestigious Asian Women of Achievement award. Dr Kiran Sanghera has volunteered as a peer educator for Kidney Research UK for several years, and devotes her…

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Scottish Project Peer Educator Coordinator named ‘Community Angel’

Scottish Project Peer Educator Coordinator named ‘Community Angel’ 27 March 2020 A woman who goes the extra mile to support others has been named a ‘Community Angel’. Bushra Riaz, the Scottish Project Peer Educator Coordinator for Kidney Research UK, was among a list of inspirational women honoured by Amina, a Scotland wide women’s support service.…

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Q&A with the Nottinghamshire Kidney Units Appeal group

Q&A with the Nottinghamshire Kidney Units Appeal group 31 January 2020 Colin, along with his wife Gill, and friends Richard and Chris, have been running the Nottinghamshire Kidney Unit Appeal fundraising group for over a decade now, raising vital funds for both Kidney Research UK and the renal units at two local hospitals. We are…

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Kidney Research UK joins thousands for Sikh celebration

Kidney Research UK joins thousands for Sikh celebration 25 November 2019 Our work to raise awareness of kidney disease and organ donation within communities most affected, was showcased to thousands at a Sikh celebration in Gravesend recently. Thousands of people attended the event to mark the 550th birth of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru…

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