Our achievements so far

Local hospitals provide us with a list of items that they would like, or need, and the total cost of this is then doubled to form our fundraising target.

By dividing this sum equally, we are then able to provide the items required and give an equivalent sum to Kidney Research UK to fund ongoing research.

To date we have raised


                 Beginning in 2002

   our Phase 1 Target was £66,000.  

This was to supply a Mobile Dialysis Vehicle and comprised the purchase and modification of equipment including a Braun Haemodialysis Machine, and the 4-year lease of a van.

               Helped by an unexpected windfall donation,

                   the target was reached quite quickly.

       Phase 2 set a target of £97,500

         and was launched in March 2004.

The requirements included a transonic ultrasound device at £10k plus vat (for monitoring flow through fistulas/grafts),

a plasma exchange unit for £15.5k plus vat (to be used on the High Dependancy Unit to treat acute renal failure and also transplant patients with severe rejection)

and a haemodiafiltration machine costing £13.5k plus vat (to help patients who are unstable on conventional dialysis).

After a lot of effort. this was finally achieved in May 2008 when a final cheque for over £22,000 was presented to Doctors Mark Devonald and Catherine Byrne from Notts City Hospital at our Golf Day..........                                                              

       Phase 3 target sum of £90,000

         was reached in October 2013

We released £23,000 to purchase a Continuous Veno-Venous Haemofiltration machine to be used on the renal ward as well as intensive care, and then purchased a High Definition Stack - Camera for a Laparoscope to benefit surgeons carrying out live donor  transplants, at a cost of £22,000.

Kidney Research UK benefited by £45,000

       Phase 4 target sum of £80,000

         was reached in July 2020

In March 2017 we released £20,000 to replace the dialysis chairs

at Nottingham City Hospital Renal Unit

    An equivalent sum has been paid to Kidney Research UK’s 

         “Making Every Kidney Count”

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The Nottinghamshire Kidney Units’ Appeal is a joint fundraising arrangement between Kidney Research UK and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Net proceeds will be shared equally between Kidney Research UK and the Trust. Funds raised will be used to support Kidney Research UK’s charitable  objects and the Trust’s purchase of specific medical equipment.

Kidney Research UK is a Registered Charity No. 252892 Scottish Charity No. SC039245

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