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Local dignatories visit charity to learn more about kidney disease

18 November 2019

We were delighted to welcome the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Peterborough to our head office at Lynch Wood, Peterborough last week.

Councillor Gul Nawaz and Councillor Diane Lamb visited our offices to meet members of staff and to find out more about the charity’s research.

Mayor visits Kidney Research UK
Back row left to right: Sandra Currie, Chief Executive; Joe Sagoe, Philanthropy Manager; Maria Tennant, Head of Communications; Michael Stone, Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships Front row left to right: Neerja Jain, Health Equalities Programme Manager; Councillor Diane Lamb, Deputy Mayor; Councillor Gul Nawaz, Mayor

With a personal connection to kidney disease, the Mayor was eager to find out more about the charity’s work in this area. They heard about how the charity has moved genetic research towards a treatment for patients with a rare kidney condition, how we are working to better advise and treat pregnant women with kidney disease, and how we are looking for ways to make more kidneys suitable for transplant.

They also heard about our peer educator initiative, a programme which reaches out to people in particular communities and faiths to raise awareness of kidney disease and spread the word about organ donation.

Sandra Currie, Chief Executive of Kidney Research UK said: “We were delighted to welcome the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to our offices and to talk to them about the work we do. They can help us spread the message about kidneys and kidney disease, and to let local people know how much we need their support to carry out more research in the future.”

She continued: “We are looking forward to welcoming them to our upcoming events and to working with them to reach local people in and around the Peterborough area.”

Councillor Gul Nawaz said: “I have learned a lot here today – Kidney Research UK is doing amazing work. I wish the charity all the best and I hope more people and organisations will give funding to this great cause in the future.”

Come along to our evening of song and celebration - our candlelit Advent service

Join us for our annual festive event of song and celebration, united by a common wish: lives free from kidney disease.

Open to all, our festive evening is on Sunday 1 December at Peterborough Cathedral at 5.45pm. Join us for Advent hymns, the glorious sound of the Cathedral Choir, readings, and some post-service drinks and mince pies!

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