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
Andrew's Great Grafham Walk page
is taking part in AKPA's
Great Grafham event to raise money for AKPA.
Please visit Andrew's fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-norton11
Kay's Page for Penny and George
"This is my gift to my future brother in law George for Addenbrooke's Kidney Patients Association because He deserved the freedom to live happily."
Please visit Kay's page for George: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/george-needs-a-kidney
Benedict's Hadrian's Wall Walk
am walking the 84 mile long Wall to raise money towards
a scanner for the dialysis unit at Fen Ditton which
helps the nurses to dialyse patients as safely and
painlessly as possible. Please donate if you can."
Please visit Benedict's fundraising
Pravina Patel - Waendel Walk
Patel is raising money for AKPA.
Please visit Pravina's fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Pravina-Patel2k17
Remebering Michael Chudley
page has been set up to help raise funds for the
Addenbrooke's and West Suffolk Dialysis units in memory
Please visit Michael's memorial page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RememberingMichaelChudley
Jo's Great East Swim
"I am swimming 1 mile in open water for Addenbrooke's Kidney Patients Association because of the superb care and support given to my Dad
Dad is doing well following his kidney transplant in April thanks to the tremendous work done by the team at Addenbrokes. He's never complained about his illness, just always 'got on with it' - an attitude very inspiring to me. Dad always held out hope that a donor would be found and if he ever felt despairing in the wait, disappointments and endless cycles of dialysis, he never showed it.
I hope that by raising a little cash for the AKPA, I can go some way to saying thank you for supporting all involved in looking after Dad so well in his recovery. I hope I can assist them in a small way in continuing to provide support for people in a similar position.
The Great East Swim is a one mile course in Alton Water in Suffolk in June. I'm really grateful for anything you can spare to help me towards my fundraising goal. It will really give me a boost in the chilly water!"
Please visit Jo's fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jo-thuell
Fundraising Report: Pearce's Farm Shop
The staff of
Pearce’s Farm Shop and Café in Buntingford held a special collection for AKPA by emptying their pockets of loose change into the two black buckets. The collection totalled
During the festive season the shop also sold AKPA Christmas Cards.
Our thanks for all their wonderful support.
Fundraising Report: Doug's London Marathon
"In January 2012
I looked in the mirror after the festive period, realised how fat
I had become and decided to do something about it. At that time
I weighed 15st 9lb. I started dieting and walking for a couple of months and then tried to start some slow jogging which came as a
shock. I persevered and gradually started to build up fitness.
My aim was to run in the Willingham fun run at the beginning of
May, however I wasn't fit enough to do the 4.5 mile distance at that
stage. I carried on but then disaster struck: I tripped,
had a bad fall and broke my hip badly. I was in hospital for almost 2 weeks and had the hip screwed and plated with no weight bearing for at least 3 months and 6 months off work in
During my convalescence
I watched the Olympic 10k final and thought at that moment a 10k would be my target after my
recovery. In January 2013 I started from scratch again and finally in May of that year
I finally completed my first 10k. At that point I said I
wouldn't run any further than 10k races but entered and completed 2 half marathons in the Autumn of that year.
I continued to run in 2014 and my best friend Brian suggested what a great end to my comeback would be if
I did the London Marathon. I dismissed the thought immediately but entered the ballot
anyway. I was unsuccessful in the ballot but managed to obtain a charity place for Children with Cancer
UK. I trained hard and completed it in 5:06:49, finished on virtually one leg and spent 40 minutes in the medical tent receiving
treatment. At that point i said never again but entered the ballot once again 2 weeks later
anyway. This time I was successful in obtaining a ballot place which meant
I could either run with for no charity or for one of my choosing which
I was reluctant to do as this puts added pressure to an already punishing training schedule.
It was then that
I spoke to Janet Man, my mother in law, who is on the committee of AKPA and she explained they had tried to get a place but were unable to as they were too
small so I decided that I would run for them.
The race went much better this time and
I finished in 4:22:40
I have collected £670 and if everyone who pledged pays up
I will have raised in excess of £900 with the possibility of more to come.
And this time
I can promise you I won't be doing another marathon again!"
You can still visit Doug's fundraising