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Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease

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Barber runs charity marathon after donating a kidney to his sister

Barber runs charity marathon after donating a kidney to his sister 04 March 2020 A barber is running competitively for the first time after being inspired to raise money for Kidney Research UK through donating a kidney for his sister. Adie Doe and his sister Lynne Adie Doe, 49, is taking part in the Cambridge…

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A milestone birthday celebration with a difference 27 February 2020 A dad is celebrating his 40th birthday by walking a charity half marathon after medics discovered his daughter Poppy was critically ill, during routine blood tests. Gavin Lancaster is taking his first steps to finding out if he is a compatible organ donor for Poppy,…

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A trio of family runners in the Virgin Money London Marathon 26 February 2020 A trio of runners from King’s Lynn are taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon to celebrate the 18th and 21st anniversaries since loved ones received life-saving kidney transplant surgery. Stewart South, 72, donated a kidney to his younger son…

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Retired nurse is race-walking 500 miles 25 February 2020 A retired nurse is race-walking 500 miles around the Yorkshire Moors to raise money for charity. Coralin Harrison, 74, began the challenge in December 2019 and aims to complete it on her 75th birthday in April. She was inspired to support Kidney Research UK after seeing…

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A new lease of life thanks to a life-saving transplant operation 17 February 2020 A Cambridgeshire footballer, with a new lease of life thanks to a life-saving transplant operation, is running a half marathon to raise funds into kidney disease treatment research. Ben Baylis, 55, was down to just five per cent kidney function and…

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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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World Kidney Day 2020 #KidneysMatter – our new campaign 31 January 2020 For 2020’s World Kidney Day, the major kidney charities and professional organisations in the UK are working together to raise awareness about the vital role our kidneys play. Our new campaign #KidneysMatter –The BIG topic everyone is ignoring – will show how important…

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Advent Procession provides a poignant moment for Kidney Research UK 02 December 2019 A 500-strong congregation marked the beginning of the festive season and the special relationship between Kidney Research UK and Peterborough Cathedral with the annual Advent Procession yesterday. The cathedral choir brought beautiful music to the candlelit service, and readings were given by…

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Family’s loss moves a community 09 October 2019 A family from Leighton Buzzard, whose dad died on Father’s Day, are raising money for research in the hope that one day no one will die prematurely from kidney disease. Kevin Grimshaw, a produce buyer for New Covent Garden, was just 46 when he passed away earlier…

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