Glasgow Bridges Walk
We need to improve the lives of kidney patients, faster. We need breakthroughs in research, sooner. You can help make that happen.
As part of #TeamKidney you'll receive...
Let's get fundraising!
Online fundraising is a quick and easy way to keep track of your donations. We receive the money you raise online automatically, so there’s no need to worry about paying it in.
Upon signing up for a Bridges Walk, a Just Giving page will automatically be generated for you with event information and your sponsorship target. These tips on how to personalise it will also be included in your automated confirmation email – the more you make it your own, the more compelled people will feel to donate.
If you use a sponsorship form, you can pay your money in by:
- Calling Supporter Care on 0300 303 1100 and making a card payment over the phone
- Sending us a cheque made payable to ‘Kidney Research UK’ with your name, postcode and name of the event on the back to Kidney Research UK, Nene Hall, Lynch Wood Park, Peterborough PE2 6FZ.
We are unable to take sponsorship cash or cheques at the event so please do not bring them with you.
Walk together. Raise money. Save lives.
We’re genetically programmed to crave salt. The daily recommended allowance is 5g but we’re eating much more than that. Salt can increase blood pressure. And high blood pressure can damage kidneys.
Professor Matt Bailey and his team at The University of Edinburgh have already found that in mice, tweaking certain genes in the brain makes them more ‘hungry’ for salt and this is likely to lead to high blood pressure. With Kidney Research UK funding, the team are studying how gene changes in the kidney affect the brain, and how the kidney handles salt and controls blood pressure.
This exciting work may reveal new ways to control salt cravings, manage blood pressure, and ultimately reduce kidney damage.
As a lab scientist, Matt is driven by seeing lab research move towards the clinic. “Everything we do is ultimately to improve the lives of people with kidney disease,” he explains. “It’s really exciting to see things you’ve discovered in the lab starting to go into the hospitals.”
“When it comes to tackling complex kidney issues, we’ve got to work across all types of science, and involve healthcare professionals and patients in our work. Science cannot function without teamwork.” Be a part of our team at the Glasgow Bridges Walk and walk with Matt to fund research that will change lives.
Frequently asked questions
If you have a question or would like to chat about one of our events, the team here at Kidney Research UK are happy to help. Please get in touch.
Other useful stuff
Order more kit
Extra vest? dashing purple wig? Get any additional kit you want here.
Create a JustGiving page
Get your fundraising off to a flying start with a JustGiving page.