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Diary dates 2020

Welcome Welcome to Update magazine! You are probably reading this shortly before World Kidney Day, on Thursday 12 March. This year, I’m pleased that the charity is working even more closely with other major kidney charities and professional organisations on an exciting campaign to mark the day. The campaign is aiming to address some basic issues, and to improve the understanding of what the kidneys do and why they are so vital. Working together means our reach is far greater and will demand more attention. The article on page 3 describes how you can get involved. Awareness days like World Kidney Day are important opportunities for charities like ours to be seen by more people. Rare Disease Awareness Day takes place on Friday 28 February. On this day we will be taking to social media to share a very striking letter written by one of our supporters, Gareth. He’s addressed it to his rare kidney disease – here’s a flavour:

The Vitality Big Half – London

1 March – Run 13 miles

World Kidney Day – Everywhere

12 March – Raise awareness

Sublime Peterborough Marathon – Peterborough

5 April – Run 26 miles

Greater Manchester Marathon – Manchester 5 April – Run 26 miles

Virgin London Marathon – London

26 April – Run 26 miles

Pint of Science – Various locations

11-13 May – Learn about our research

Dinner at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe – London

19 May – Wine, dine, enjoy

Edinburgh 10K – Edinburgh

23 May – Run 10K

Edinburgh Half/Marathon – Edinburgh

24 May – Run 13 or 26 miles

Vitality London 10K – London

25 May – Run 10K

Charity Golf Day

1 June – Play 18 holes

“I feel angry because you came into my life and destroyed my future plans and aspirations. You tore my hopes and dreams apart. I failed the adoption medical because of you. That was the cruellest blow you dealt me.”

Tour of Cambridgeshire – Cambridgeshire

Gareth’s letter reminds us that, whilst we are making good progress – as so much of the content in this issue of Update shows – we have a long way to go.

19 July – Walk 7 miles

Thank you for your continuing support.

7 June – Cycle 70 or 100 miles

Newcastle Bridges Walk – Newcastle 14 June – Walk 7 miles

London Bridges Walk – London Prudential Ride London 100 – London 16 August – Cycle 100 miles

Tour O’ The Borders – Peebles 6 September – Cycle 56 or 74 miles

Glasgow Bridges Walk – Glasgow

Sandra Currie, Chief Executive

6 September – Walk 7 miles

Great Bristol Half Marathon 27 September – Run 13 miles

Contact the editorial team Kidney Research UK Nene Hall, Lynch Wood Park Peterborough PE2 6FZ Tel: 0300 303 1100 pressoffice@kidneyresearchuk.org www.kidneyresearchuk.org

Simplyhealth Great North Run – Newcastle

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15-18 October – Learn about our research

Charity registration numbers: 252892 (England and Wales) SC 039245 (Scotland)

Various dates – Cycle 315 miles

13 September – Run 13 miles

New Scientist Live – London

London to Paris – London/Paris Skydiving – Various locations

Jump from a plane – St Andrews – 9 May; Swansea – 20 June; Honiton – 4 July; Peterborough – 5 Sept; Durham – 19 Sept

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Charity registration numbers: N OUR ILS O ETA(England and Wales) FOR MORE D252892 SC 039245 TS IN LONDON, N(Scotland) E V E LK A W S E G ID BR GLASGOW NEWCASTLE AND

Bungee jumping – Various locations Various dates – Jump from a building

3 Peaks Challenge – Various locations

Various dates – Climb 10,000 feet

Sign up for a Bridges Walk in 2020 for just £5! www.kidneyresearchuk.org/bridgeswalks

Profile for Kidney Research UK

Update Magazine Spring 2019  

Update Magazine Spring 2019  

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