In May, Kidney Wales launched a poetry competition within our private Kidney Wales Community Facebook group offering the opportunity for patients and families to express the impact the Coronavirus Pandemic has had on their lives in the form of a poem.  We were looking for writers to capture their thoughts, feelings and anxieties whilst talking about their journey through the lockdown period.

We were overwhelmed by the response, and thoroughly enjoyed reading the poems that we received.  The competition was judged by two members of our board of Trustees Stewart Humphreys and Billy Stephens.

The first poem that stood out from the crowd was written by Julie Jenkins, and the second by Mike Ruck.  We are delighted to share these with you.

On behalf of the team at Kidney Wales a big thank you to everyone who got involved and submitted a poem to the competition!