On Thursday 8th March, Kidney Wales and Nation Radio teamed up once again in celebration of World Kidney Day in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Kidney Patients across Wales. This year’s campaign was a great success, raising over £3000! World Kidney Day is an annual global awareness event, held every second Thursday of March and is the most widely recognised event focusing on kidney health in the world. Our “Bring £1 to Work Day” campaign focused on raising awareness of the day across Wales, with businesses like Griffin Mill Garages, The Raddisson Blu – Cardiff, Bridgend Ford and many more all choosing to join us in supporting such a great cause.
Our Patient Support Team also spent the day in the University Hospital of Wales promoting World Kidney Day. The team set up a table in the main waiting area of the hospital and spent the day chatting to passers-by, explaining a little bit about World Kidney Day and the work that Kidney Wales does with patients on a daily basis.
Once again, Nation Radio breakfast presenters Carl and Rachel spent the day hopping from business to business, collecting donations and meeting supporters. This year, one of their visits was Creditsafe in Cardiff alongside our very own D-Dog, where employees raised over £200 by taking part in the “Bring £1 to Work Day Campaign” and celebrating World Kidney Day.
Even after all of their visits, the day wasn’t over for Carl and Rachel as they joined the rest of the Kidney Wales Team at Infinity Trampoline Park in Cardiff to host our second Dodgeball tournament. With 16 teams facing off to be crowned this year’s champion, the excitement was high, but there could only be one winner and this year it was the ‘Dialysis Dudes’ of the Cardiff and Vale HUB that took the crown!
The day of activities raised an incredible amount with donations still on their way. We couldn’t be more grateful for your continued support and we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Wales. With plans of opening a wellness centre for patients and their families, the future looks bright for Kidney Wales, however it would not be possible without your continued support.
If you weren’t able to get involved with our festivities this World Kidney Day but are interested in supporting, there is still time left to make a donation. To do so, simply call 02920 343 940 (between 9pm – 5pm) or text £1 (or any amount of your choice) to 70070.
You can also donate online via JustGiving by following this link: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/kwf/worldkidneyday2018