Well I did it, or I should say we did it!
We met up with everyone at the little Roodee Car park at 11.30 and got given a free kidney research bag with some water, crisps, biscuits and apple juice aswell as flags and balloons to carry with us on the walk.
We set off at 12.00 along the river, walking through some gardens and across the bridges! It took us around 45 minutes to do the well over 2 mile course. I didn't even sit down for a rest at any point, I was impressed (even if I do say so myself!) At the end of the walk there was a stand raising awareness of Kidney Research and events coming up as well as a stand to encourage people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register. Everyone that took part also got a certificate for their achievement.
So its completed and thanks to everyone who donated money to Kidney Research, it is much appreciated. I have raised £130 so far and it will make a difference, improving the understanding of renal disease, its causes, treatment and management as well as improving patient care. You can see some pictures of the walk here. I'll leave you with a picture of me and mum on the bridge.
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