Alison Bremner, 59, from Bishopstrow, is planning to run the Bath Half Marathon on 17 March to raise money for Kidney Care UK. Following the run, Alison is intending to donate one of her kidneys to her sister Lindzi, a police officer who has kidney failure and is on dialysis three times a week.
Alison comments: “Running a half marathon will be a challenge for me but it is nothing like the challenge Lindzi has faced in the last two years. Not only does she have to undergo gruelling dialysis three times a week, but she also somehow manages to fit this around a busy family and working life. To me she is a superstar and I’m honoured that I am able to help her by donating one of my kidneys.
It felt fitting to help use the opportunity to also raise money for Kidney Care UK who have been there for the whole family and who make a huge difference to kidney patients and their loved ones across the UK.”
Kidney Care UK provides emotional, practical and financial support for kidney patients across the UK. The charity helps more than 100 patients every week and invests over £2 million every year to support kidney patients and their families.
Robert Hope, Head of Fundraising at Kidney Care UK, adds: “As a charity we receive no government funding so we rely on the kind generosity of supporters like Alison. We were incredibly touched to hear that Alison is planning to donate a kidney to her sister as well as run the Bath Half Marathon. Both Alison and Lindzi are an inspiration to us all and we’ll be there cheering Alison on every step of the way.”
Alison adds: “Now I’ve got the running bug, I hope that one day I’ll be able to take on a full marathon – hopefully with my sister running by my side.”
Alison hopes to raise £1,000 for Kidney Care UK. You can sponsor Alison on her Just Giving page
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