Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease

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The Dr will see you now

Volunteers and staff at Kidney Research UK’s Cardiff shop were caught-up in a web of excitement and secrecy this summer when a film crew asked to hire the shop.

All those involved were sworn to secrecy, but now Dr Who has hit television screens up and down the country, we can reveal what happened.

Dr Who visits Cardiff charity shop
Dr Who visits Cardiff charity shop

The film crew spent almost a day filming scenes in the shop and one lucky volunteer, Christine Fowler, was even picked to be an extra in the background.

Head of retail operations Dorothy Hardie said:

"It was a great day and the crew and cast were so lovely. I think with them having the first female doctor it was even more thrilling to be involved. They filmed a few scenes inside the shop and the crew and actors all took Kidney Research UK t-shirts home with them. They also made a very generous donation to the charity.”

The Cardiff shop is currently recruiting volunteers.

Anyone interested in getting involved can pop into the shop on 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, or call 02920 485 595 and speak to Tams, the shop manager, who will be happy to arrange a taster session.

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