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Amanda's 'Ana & Amanda Champagne Charity Ball'

We are organising a Charity Ball for Kidney Wales Foundation because our daughter Ana's struggle with Kidney Disease

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Kidney Wales Foundation

We are Wales leading kidney charity to supporting families and changing lives

Charity Registration No. 700396

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Thank you for visiting our Just giving page.  As many of you will know,  for more than a decade our 16 year old daughter Ana had been facing a future with deteriorating kidneys.  We had always been told that Ana would need a kidney possibly by the time she was 13. From the age of four she suffered urinary tract infections that led to renal scarring in both kidneys, resulting in declining kidney function.  I think a healthy eating regime bought us a few years but just before Christmas Ana’s health deteriorated and we were faced with the surgeon’s recommendation to push ahead with a kidney transplant.

Both myself and Neil had been tested for a match and while we briefly considered waiting for a potential donor from the national register, we opted for a family living donor as all the evidence shows that a family living donor offers the best results longer term.

Our idea was to plan the operation to give Ana the best chance of recovery before facing her GCSEs in April but while the operation was a success, Ana’s post-op recovery was blighted by issues with the rejection drugs which saw her back in hospital and the family fearing the kidney was being rejected.


Four months on from that operation, despite a traumatic experience and both myself and Ana being quite unwell, we are now recovering well. We have begun (with the help of friends and family) organising our Champagne Charity ball where we aim to raise £50,000 for The Kidney Wales Foundation who do some amazing work supporting families like ours living with Kidney Disease. If you are interested in attending the event, or if you are able to support by providing a auction or raffle prize do get in touch with us at amandascharityball@gmail.com

As a family we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you to you all for your tremendous support, we are hugely grateful.  We'll look forward to celebrating with many of you on the 17th of September.

Ana & Amanda

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