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Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease

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Grandad set to swim the English Channel

Grandad set to swim the English Channel 27 May 2020 A life or death phone call when his granddaughter was just five days old, has prompted a Devon mental health nurse to swim the English Channel to raise money for kidney disease research. Andrew Butler has put himself through gruelling training since 2017 to prepare…

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Paul Daniels’s grandson brings a touch of magic to The 2.6 Challenge 24 April 2020 Lewis Daniels is a regular 21-year-old university student who has more than one special gift. Not only has he inherited his famous grandfather’s talent for magic, he has been given a donor kidney, from his mum Jo.  “I’m taking on…

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The training must go on! 22 April 2020 A Virgin Money London Marathon runner, who is taking part for Kidney Research UK in memory of her inspirational dad, is back in training after the iconic event was postponed to the autumn. Abbie Bird is among 40,000 runners who have re-arranged plans and training schedules, after…

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The 2.6 Challenge: what can you do? 17 April 2020 Kidney Research UK calls on supporters to join The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April 2020 Thousands of mass participation events have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing uncertainty to UK charities which rely on these events for vital fundraising income.…

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Share your #mugshot and keep research going 31 March 2020 We are challenging supporters to share a selfie with their favourite mug to keep research going, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.  Over the past week, dozens of kidney patients, doctors, scientists, trustees and staff have dug out their most colourful or funniest mugs and posted a…

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Dad on the school run gives his kidney 31 March 2020 Mark Wilson has been given a second chance of life thanks to a dad from the same nursery-run who donated his right kidney after reading a post on Facebook. Father of two Mark and his donor, Andrew McCall, had only previously passed each other…

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  A finance broker who works for a Belfast car dealership locked himself in the boot of a vehicle for four hours to raise awareness of how people with kidney disease are trapped for four hours a day when they receive life-saving dialysis. Chris O’Boyle, 33, set himself the charity challenge after his son was…

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Newlywed ends honeymoon needing life-saving transplant 11 March 2020 Family waved goodbye to newlyweds as they set off for a romantic honeymoon in Greece, but just weeks later, Chevonne Elbourne was critically ill in a coma in intensive care. The young married couple say their lives changed forever, when doctors discovered Chevonne had a rare…

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Goodwood Estate sporting executive thanks medics for saving his life 11 March 2020 A dad of two who collapsed 400 metres from the end of a marathon when his kidneys started to fail, has thanked the medics who saved his life. Jamie Williams, 39, was taking part in the Great South run for the third time and was close to finishing, when he…

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