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Share your #mugshot and keep research going

Share your #mugshot and keep research going

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 photo of them holding it on social media, donating the…

Mark Wilson and family

Dad on the school run gives his kidney

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 at the local nursery, exchanging small talk, and have gone from…

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Scottish Project Peer Educator Coordinator named ‘Community Angel’

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. Bushra was chosen for her crucial role among a team of…

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COVID-19 – how we are responding

With the arrival of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are all facing challenging times – for many of us, the biggest challenge in our lifetime. People with and affected by kidney disease are particularly worried at this time, as they face additional struggles to those they already encounter on a daily basis. We wanted to let you…

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Working from home survival guide – coronavirus edition

If the arrival of coronavirus has meant this is your first taste of full-time working from home, here are some handy tips to keep you productive (and sane!). Well, it looks like the coronapocalypse is here. Many of us are now working from home in an attempt to halt the spread. Computers are set up…

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Research funding position update

In light of COVID-19, we remain committed to supporting you to deliver your research. We appreciate that these are very unusual circumstances that will affect your approach and timetable, so we want to address some of your immediate concerns. Researchers with existing funding We understand that it will be necessary to put some planned research…

Simon and Johanne Thompson

Couple celebrate first-year kidneyversary

A Lincolnshire couple are celebrating their first-year anniversary since Johanne Thompson saved her husband Simon’s life by donating one of her kidneys. The operation has been a huge success, despite the pair not being a perfect donor match, prompting awareness of the work of Kidney Research UK. Simon, 56, said: “Ten years ago our operations…

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Where to find support and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19)

We recognise that many kidney patients and family members will be seeking information and someone to talk to during these difficult times. Our friends at Kidney Care UK and the National Kidney Federation have been working with medical colleagues to develop guidance on COVID-19. Both organisations also have informed advisors who offer support over the…

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Statement about events

Statement about forthcoming events There have been announcements about a number of events our supporters are taking part in. While it is disappointing when an event is cancelled or postponed, safety must come first and we understand the difficult decisions the organisers are having to take. We know how hard our supporters have been preparing…

Peterborough United FC Foundation

Raising awareness on our doorstep

Our local support networks are vital to our development as an organisation, and we are delighted to have formed a new partnership with the Peterborough United FC Foundation.   Operating as the charitable arm of Peterborough’s popular football club known affectionately as ‘The Posh’, the foundation supports community activity and strives to make a difference…

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