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Newcastle Bridges Walk

Newcastle Bridges Walk

We need to improve the lives of kidney patients, faster. We need breakthroughs in research, sooner. You can help make that happen.

Bridging the gap...

By walking the Bridges Walk you can help to bridge the gap between kidney disease and a cure. Together we will fund research to save lives.

Baltic Square

1 January 2040

Earlybird offer: £5 adult / children free

Distance: long route max 7 miles / short route approx 1 mile

Registration opens: 10am

Set your own fundraising target - raise £50 and get a free pair of laces!

Unfortunately our Bridges Walks are unable to go ahead in 2020. Instead, we've rebooted them and are excited to unveil our 'My Bridges Challenge'.

As part of #TeamKidney you'll receive...


A Kidney Research UK t-shirt

A fundraising pack full of tips and ideas

Support from our dedicated team every step of the way

Regular updates to inspire you with training and fundraising

Encouragement from our fabulous team as you walk the route.

Let's get fundraising!

Online 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.

Offline fundraising

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.

John Sayer

John's story

Over 120,000 people in the North East have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. And there could be another 60,000 people in the area who have it but don’t realise.

“Having kidney disease is bad enough. But what hope is there to then see a doctor who can’t tell you why?” asks Professor John Sayer.

A clinician and scientist based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, John is using the latest technologies available to test DNA and pinpoint the exact causes of patients’ inherited cystic kidney disease. So far, his findings have enormous potential.

“Newcastle has inherited a legacy of kidney research” John proudly explains, “we’re successful at what we try and do.” John hopes that his research will help to completely reverse kidney disease, slow it down or prevent it in the first place.

“Patients think that all research happens in America but we’re doing cutting edge stuff, here in Newcastle. Without support from Kidney Research UK, the lights would go out.” Join John at our Newcastle Bridges Walk and continue the legacy of ground-breaking research.


Frequently asked questions

Got a question? Get in touch

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.

0300 303 1100

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