There are over 3,500 children and young adults living with kidney disease in the UK. It's tough for every kidney patient, but for young people it can be particularly challenging. Children are robbed of their childhood. Education and social activities are disrupted and young adults become isolated when all they want is to feel normal and fit in with their peers.
One of the ways in which Kidney Care UK support these younger patients is through the activity breaks we support. We know that these breaks can be life changing and have a positive impact on the long-term mind set of young kidney patients. They share experiences and make lifelong friends, receive support on medication and treatments and have fun taking part in a variety of activities from which they gain confidence, new skills, and a huge sense of achievement.
From the 27 November we will be asking for your support so we can continue to deliver and grow these life changing breaks. We're asking you to please wait until the 27 November as donation made online via the Big Give Christmas Challenge from midday on the 27th will be doubled, helping more young kidney patients say "I can".
You can help us now
Although the campaign doesn't launch until 27 November, we would love your help sharing the campaign.
We have promotional postcards and posters that we would love your help sharing. If you are able to display them in a hospital, renal unit, community centre, supermarket, school, cafe, or anywhere you have permission that may be suitable, please let us know and we will send these materials direct to you.
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