World Kidney Day campaign in the UK supported by donation from Westfield Health
A group of national charities which raise awareness of kidney disease is set to benefit from a £2,000 donation from Westfield Health.
We made the donation to Kidney Research UK on behalf of the Kidney Charities Together Group to allow the charities to increase the profile of their World Kidney Day 2016 campaign.
The UK contribution to World Kidney Day is led by the Kidney Charities Together Group, which comprises The British Kidney Patient Association, Kidney Research UK, Kids Kidney Research, The National Kidney Federation and The Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity.
The overall aim of the campaign is to raise the profile of kidney disease through engaging patients and the wider renal community in general awareness activities. These include providing support materials to enable individuals, patient groups and healthcare professionals across the UK to organise their own awareness events.
Chronic kidney disease is common and affects more than 3 million people in the UK, however it can go undetected as often people have no symptoms. Every year over 60,000 people in the UK are being treated for end stage kidney failure either through dialysis or are transplanted.
Angela Lumsdon, Project Manager for the UK Campaign for World Kidney Day said: “We are absolutely delighted that Westfield has chosen to support us.
“Our campaign is very much about raising awareness and increasing communication about kidney disease and donations from Westfield and two other organisations, have enabled us to run a very proactive campaign this year.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Westfield Health for their outstanding support.”
Our Chairman Graham Moore said: “We are delighted to be giving our support to World Kidney Day in the UK, which is a very worthy cause.
“Through our support of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games I have met a number of people who have previously suffered with chronic kidney disease and they informed me how it affected their lives. Anything that we can do to raise the profile of the condition is a positive step and I hope that this year’s event is the best to date.”