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KPA Survey

KPA Survey

Below are the results of a survey the KPA committee conducted back in June 2011. The results demonstrate that we, as a charity, need to promote our work as much as possible to the staff and patients of Guy’ s and St Thomas’ hospitals. Thank you to all the patients

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Local Football Event

Local Football Event

  Sunshine and showers were the order of the day at the Sidcup v Forest Hill football tournament on Sunday 7th August. Staff and patients from the two dialysis units went head to head to battle it out at the Power League Sports Ground in Catford.  Players, trainers, and supporters arrived

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National Transplant Week

National Transplant Week

This year’s National Transplant Week was 4th – 10th July and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) called on the UK public to reduce the waiting times for a transplant by signing up to the Organ Donor Register. Staff and KPA members from Guy’s and St Thomas’ set up an information stand

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Royal Wedding Celebrations

Royal Wedding Celebrations

  Some of our kidney patients decided that they were not going to miss out on the Royal Wedding Celebrations just because they had to come for dialysis on the big day! Thanks to a generous donation from the KPA patients attending for dialysis at Forest Hill and Bostock on

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London Marathon

The London Marathon 2011

The KPA had four runners in this year’s London Marathon on 17th April, between them they raised £10 000 for the charity. Heidi, Ben, Rebecca and Joseph were this year’s KPA runners. They all have a keen interest in raising funds to support kidney patients. As well as working hard

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Charity Golf Match

Charity Golf Match at Stoke Park

Friday 8th April saw the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Kidney Patients Association’s own version of the Ryder Cup take place at Stoke Park Golf Club in Buckinghamshire. Instead of the Americans as their opponents, a team from the Eyeless Trust charity lined up in the inaugural Lillian Ramsay Memorial Trophy

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National Transplant Week

What do you know about The Transplant Games?

  The next British Transplant Games take place in Belfast, 4th  – 7th  August 2011. Anyone who has received a transplant can enter. Did you know: The British Transplant Games have been staged annually since 1978 and take place in a different UK city over four days during the summer Participants can

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Don’t Panic

Don’t Panic

Some of our favourite comedy characters from the hit TV show Dad’s Army returned at the end of last year to raise money for the KPA. Captain Mainwaring and his men trod the boards again at the New Diorama Theatre in North London to a full house fortunate enough to

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Health Minister Visits

Health Minister Visits

  Health Minister Simon Burns visited Guy’s Hospital on 4th November 2010 where he met staff and patients in the kidney services. He was particularly interested in seeing the Frederick Home Dialysis Unit where patients are taught how to do their own haemodialysis at home. Dr Cormac Breen explained: “The

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Charity Golf Match

Calling all Golfers

If you are a keen golfer or just fancy a day out in the countryside come and support this KPA fund raising event. The KPA has joined together with the Eyeless Charity to hold a golf day at the prestigious Stoke Park Golf Course (a world class parkland course) on

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