susan Gorringe

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Fundraising for Kidney Research UK
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susan Gorringe's fundraising, 21 March 2010
Kidney Research UK

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RCN 252892
We fund & deliver ground-breaking research to develop treatment and save lives.


It’s been 3 years since I last asked you all to dig deep for Kidney Research and now I’m back!

On March 9th 2010 I donated my left kidney to my son, who has suffered with end stage renal failure all his life.  At 15 years old, robbed of his childhood, Sam was constantly tired, in and out of hospital and unable to lead a normal life.  Now, only 2 weeks after surgery he is already feeling the benefits of a working kidney and is full of life, appetite (he is now allowed to eat things previously banned from his diet like chocolate, ice cream and chips)and is looking forward to the future. 

We began 2010 with trepidation and fear, unable to make any plans even though it’s a big year for us – our 25th wedding anniversary, my 50th birthday, Sam’s 16th birthday and Stef’s 21st.

So now that we are on the other side of the transplant we are finally able to look to the future and start to celebrate again.  So no marathons this time - just a celebration of 25 years of marriage by renewing our vows in August 2010 in the company of all those who have supported us over the last few months.

25 years usually means gifts of silver, but this time we are asking you to dig deep and come up with some cold hard cash for Kidney Research, as the gift of life is worth far more than silver.

A special thank you to a dear friend Andy Bishop for his very generous donation and to my District Nursing Team in Lewes for their donation which are shown in the raised offline.

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Thank you for your support,

Sue, Tim, Stef and Sam Gorringe


About the charity

Kidney Research UK

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RCN 252892
We are the largest charity dedicated to kidney research in the UK. Kidney disease ruins and destroys lives. Treatments are gruelling, relentless. There is no cure. We say this isn't good enough. We will transform kidney health. Kidney disease ends here.

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