Kidney Wales celebrated World Kidney Day 2019 with a variety of activities this year, which included the annual Dodgeball Tournament and awareness stands at The Senedd & University Hospital of Wales concourse. We were delighted to see that this years hype of activity seen a big increase in social media presence throughout the day which is fantastic to see.
The day begun at the University Hospital of Wales main concourse, where visitors were greeted by staff and volunteers of Kidney Wales. The team were asking the question ‘What do you know about Kidney Failure’? It was a really insightful session, with lots of knowledge shared throughout the day. It was great to meet and chat to so many people throughout the day some affected personally by the condition, and some who were keen to learn more about its affects on individuals and their families.
In conjunction with the information stand at UHW, we were privileged to be able to hold an awareness stand at The Senedd which was sponsored by Rhianon Passmore AM. We were also joined by Welsh actress, singer & TV presenter and Kidney Wales patron Connie Fisher who helped us raise awareness of the high and increasing burden of the condition worldwide.
To wrap up our day of celebrations we were joined at Infinity Trampoline Park Cardiff by over 60 enthusiastic individuals who fought it out to be our 2019 Dodgeball Champions. It was the team from Transport for Wales who took the title on the evening, with Burroughs runners up for the second year running. Following the tournament the players enjoyed some refreshments provided by Papa Johns Pizza.
As we close the campaign for another year, we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped us mark World Kidney Day 2019. Whether you joined us in our activities, or organised your own. We are so grateful for your support in helping us raise awareness of Kidney Disease. Here’s to 2020 and a bigger & better campaign!