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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 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 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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Q&A with trustee Angela Watt 05 November 2019 Our trustee Angela Watt is a registered renal nurse and has worked in renal care for 20 years. Angela, whose family has been affected by kidney disease for over five generations, tells us what sparked her interest in becoming a trustee for the charity and about her…

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Q&A with trustee Dr Adnan Sharif 05 November 2019 Our trustee Dr Adnan Sharif is a consultant transplant nephrologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. In a Q&A he explains what he enjoys most about being a trustee as well as his role in renal medicine, transplantation and research. Adnan Sharif, pictured centre, at the…

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Charity scheme gives Scottish organ donor register a boost by Rosie Loft 12 September 2019 Over a 1,000 people from black, Asian and ethnic minority groups in Scotland have been inspired to sign the organ donor register, thanks to the work of Kidney Research UK. The charity-led initiative is funded by the Scottish Government and…

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This week charities and voluntary groups are joining together to celebrate those people who tirelessly give their time and energy to their organisation for free, for the 34th annual Volunteers’ Week campaign.

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