We’re raising funds for the South West Thames Kidney Fund.
Kidney failure is an extremely debilitating illness, the two main causes being diabetes and high blood pressure. Cases of kidney disease are rising rapidly each year. Kidney disease can be inherited and passed down through the generations. Some patients end up needing regular dialysis and some have successful transplants.
And after the event we received this letter from the Chief Executive of the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust:
On behalf of our Trust and all the staff at St Helier Hospital’s renal unit, I wanted to express our thanks to you for your recent incredible fundraising efforts.
The South West Thames Institute for Renal Research relies on donations it receives from charities like the South West Thames Kidney Fund, and for you and your team to have raised over £8,000 is a fantastic achievement.
There is a huge amount of organisation, imagination and determination required to enable an event like ‘Dibbfest’ to go ahead, and that it did so successfully is testament to you and your team.
As a keen cyclist myself I can imagine that there were a lot of very tired legs and minds after sharing 48 hours in the saddle!!
We are so very grateful to you, Mat, for this wonderful donation and you and everyone involved should be extremely proud of your achievements.
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust