Kidney Wales are thrilled to have been chosen as Charity of the year for Griffithstown Harriers running club.
Their fundraising started with a bang, as around 120 runners took part in a charity Boxing Day run in Cwmbran.
Runners started on the river path outside the Olive Tree Club in Croesyceiliog. They had the choice of doing one or two laps of the 2.5 miles course that took them through Llanyrafon and Croesyceiliog. Many of the runners took part wearing fancy dress and brightly coloured outfits.
Dozens of raffle prizes were donated and this along with the race entry fees helping the running club raise £1156.52 for the charity on their first fundraising event.
Griffithstown Harriers club member Nikki Hancox has a very special reason for choosing Kidney Wales as charity of the year, and is delighted that they have been chosen. Nikki received a successful kidney transplant in 2007. Prior to this she was on dialysis 4 times a day for 2 years, whilst herself & husband Paul were looking after a young family & working full time. They appreciate the complete impact kidney failure has on yours & your family’s life, and are proud of the support Griffithstown Harriers are giving them, raising funds & awareness of kidney disease.
Ross Evans, Managing Director of Kidney Wales speaks of the announcement “We are so grateful to the Griffithstown Harriers for championing our cause this year.
Kidney Disease is a life long, chronic condition but it’s often not talked about. This partnership will help us raise awareness of the condition within the local community in Cwmbran and the running community as a whole.
Alongside this the money raised will help support patients daily by providing guidance, funding vital research, offering financial support, and enabling access to specialist support. Kidney Wales relies on the generosity of the public as we do not receive government funding, so thank you for choosing to support our community of patients and families living with kidney disease in Wales”.
For more information about the Griffithstown Harriers Running Club check out their website.