More than 1 in 10 people have chronic kidney disease in the UK. It’s a disease that not a lot of people know about and there is no cure. It is the silent killer. Young adults suffering with kidney disease are often isolated and excluded from participating in activities due to the nature of their condition and dialysis regime (dialysis is where a machine purifies your blood because your kidneys are not working).
Working in partnership with the national charities NKF and BKPA and SEPKA the local patient led charity, MSS CKD has secured the funds to launch a Bronze DofE programme exclusively for young adults with kidney disease. Working with the Brighton Renal Unit young adults will be given the opportunity to learn new skills and take part in an expedition. The programme has also received support from the Tim Lewis Trust and Netigate an international tech company.
Pete Lancaster the founder of MSS CKD stated “As a carer of a kidney patient I know only too well the day to day challenges that a patient faces as they fight to stay alive. We founded MSS CKD to improve the lives of kidney patients and to celebrate world kidney day we are supporting 10 young adults to do something they would never have had the opportunity to do. We want to give them the chance to learn new skills and develop the confidence to progress in life”.
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