We are very lucky to have so many
wonderful people who are willing to raise money for us.
Below you can find details of people who have
fundraising pages and forthcoming events and also
reports on previous events.
Details of many more of our fundraisers
can be found at www.justgiving.com/akpa
Suzi's month long bike challenge
14 weeks on from a life- saving
transplant, Suzi is using the stamina she developed facing daily trials on dialysis to raise funds for AKPA,
swapping the dialysis machine for an exercise bike.
She is searching for the strength to get on
her bike to peddle the equivalent of a 2 hour, 6 times a week regime - just as
she maintained on dialysis. Please give her your
Read Suzi's full story on her
fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/suzi-turton
Lucy's Cambridge Half Marathon
"My sister has had two kidney transplants at
My dad donated his kidney to her when she was 17 years old and it lasted for 19 years, and in 2018 my brother donated his kidney to her.
Addenbrooke's Hospital and their Kidney Patients Association have been amazing throughout it all. They gave all three of them such good care and supported us all throughout the process.
We have been extremely lucky that my family have been matches for my sister and that her body has accepted her new kidneys and all three of them are now healthy and doing well. I therefore want to raise funds for
Addenbrooke's Kidney Patients Association so that others can benefit from the amazing support they provide, just like we did."
Please visit Lucy's page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lucy-Worboys
Nicola's Kidney and Sepsis Awareness
is raising money for AKPA. Her efforts will help to ensure
that we can continue to support local kidney patients.
Please visit Nicola's fundraising
Kevin's London Marathon Page
"I entered the ballot for the London Marathon never thinking that I would be chosen. I am still in shock that I have been given a place. I have chosen to donate my sponsorship money to the AKPA because they have helped my brother Ralph, a cousin and also a family friend who have had kidney transplants in Addenbrookes Hospital."
Please visit Kevin's page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kevin-Slattery
Natalie Wood Broads Walk 50k Challenge
"I am doing this 50k walk as my husband Nigel Wood has been doing dialysis for the past 4 years and is currently on the transplant list waiting for a kidney."
Please visit Natalie's fundraising
Daniel's New York Half Marathon
"I am running the New York Half Marathon on 15th March 2020, in memory of my Nanna, Maggie Carey who sadly passed away in January 2015.
Nanna was a dialysis patient at Addenbrookes Hospital for over 10 years. Unfortunately when she got near to the top of the transplant waiting list, she had to have operations on her hip twice and she broke her leg twice.
Nanna was suffering from polycystic kidneys and liver. These were the source of infections, which lead to a stroke and she died in Addenbrookes on 24th January 2015.
I am running the event with my mum Angela and our family friend Tracey and I am looking forward to the challenge. If you could sponsor me, no matter how small I know it will make such a big difference to a small charity."
Please visit Daniel's page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Daniel-Baulk1
Paul's Souled Out Summer 2019 for AKPA
"We are now in our 5th year of putting on this charity vintage festival which raises money for various Addenbrooke's Hospital charities and we’ve found a new home – The awesome Bell Inn at Wendens Ambo which is just 5 minutes walk from Audley End Train Station in the village of Wendens Ambo.
This year we’re asking you to put on your best gear, polish up your scooter or vintage ride and bring your dancin' feet for a day of mid-century themed music from some of the best live music acts on the scene today and a liberal helping of rare vinyl grooves featuring classic R&B, 60s Beat, Boogaloo, Soul and Ska!"
Please visit Paul's page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SouledOutSummer19
Fundraising Report: Royston Bowls Club
Eileen Hyde and her colleagues at Royston Bowls Club know how get fun out of fundraising. Thanks to great teamwork and enthusiasm, Eileen Hyde (past club president) and her friends have raised the amazing sum of £2,420 for AKPA.
Eileen, 82 decided to mark the last year of her Bowls Club presidency by fundraising in memory of her late husband who suffered from polycystic kidney disease and needed regular dialysis. She said; “the Dialysis Centre Staff were excellent, we couldn’t fault them”.
Eileen inspired her Bowls Club friends to organise events including afternoon teas, a Body Shop sale and a Bowls tournament featuring a spider! The sum raised is great testament to Eileen’s inspiration and the respect and affection held for her and her husband by members of the Bowls Club. These activities must also have been great fun and a good time had by all!
Nicky Moncrieff, Senior Renal Nurse Specialist, said; “AKPA intends to use this generous donation to fund bits of medical equipment we often need but can’t get from Addenbrooke’s for example, blood pressure kits.”
AKPA gives thanks to Eileen and Royston Bowls Club for all their efforts in raising such a large sum. It is only with donations like these that AKPA is able to continue supporting local kidney patients.
Fundraising Report: Haverhill Rugby Club
Haverhill Rugby Club held a Fundraising Day in February with a lunch followed by a raffle and “fines” for all sorts of hilarity.
Nurses Nicky Moncrieff and Helen Burns attended the lunch and gave a talk about CKD.
The Club’s fundraising efforts resulted in £321 being donated to AKPA and £400 to Kidney Research UK.
Our thanks to all the club members for their generous donations.