ITPS consultant Andrew Dorrian is once again tackling the Kidney Research UK London Bridges Walk on 2nd July, to raise money for the renal unit and renal ward at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, who cared for Andrew when he had his life-saving kidney transplant in 2013.
The seven mile walks starts and finishes in Potters Fields Park and takes walkers over some of London’s most famous bridges. Kidney disease is a silent killer and there are three million people in the UK with it right now. There is currently no cure, and Kidney Research UK is the leading charity committed to developing treatments and patient information, and raising vital public awareness to help save lives.
If anyone would like to help Andrew achieve his £400 target by donating to this very worthwhile cause, they can find the link here.
As part of our monthly Dress Down Days, we will be donating all the money raised at the June 30th DDD to Kidney Research UK, to help the charity in its essential work.
This is set to be an energetic few months for Andrew, as he has also been cleared by his consultant to take part in the Westfield Health British Transplant Games in Glasgow on 27-30 July. He will be attempting the 5K and 10K cycling event as part of the Newcastle Adults Transplant Team, which is one of the two teams that the Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital is fielding at the games.
He says he is confident about his ability to come last in both events, but he is aiming to come second last – it’s good to have a goal!