Fortnightly Quarantine Quiz
Our Quarantine Quizzes will soon be coming to an end. But there is still time to join in the fun with our next, and last, two fortnightly Virtual Quarantine Quizzes held via Zoom. As well as being great fun and testing your ‘little grey cells’, it also aims to raise funds for people with kidney disease, Renal NHS staff and patients, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Peer Mentor Geraint is our Quarantine Quiz Master – and he’s brilliant at it!
We have 2 rounds of questions with a break and scoring at half-time.
The next (and penultimate) one is on Monday 10th August from 8:30pm until 9:30pm.
Final Quarantine Quiz – Monday 24th August, 8:30pm
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/2636754879896890
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has taken part in our Quarantine Quizzes over the last few months, it has helped greatly in raising vital funds during this unprecedented time. We hope you’ve enjoyed spending your Monday evenings with us.
Also, a huge thank you to our fantastic Quarantine Quiz Master Geraint! Watch this space for details of future quizzes.
If you would like to take part, contact us on:
0333 200 1285 or email@example.com and we will give you the Zoom log-in details.
Paul Popham Fund Virtual Kidney Cafes
The Paul Popham Fund Renal Support Wales is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Virtual Kidney Cafes’, as face-to-face meetings have been suspended due to the coronavirus.
There are three available, aimed at helping everyone undergoing any stage of the kidney transplantation process, including family and friends:
Home Therapies Kidney Café – This is a Support group for patients undergoing any type of home dialysis therapy.
To join the group and virtual meetings where you can gain support from your peers in a confidential and private space, type the address into your internet browser, or go to Facebook, search ‘home therapies kidney café’ and request access.
Kidney Café Parents & Carers Group – Support group for parents and carers of children with kidney disease.
To join the group and virtual meetings where you can gain support from your peers in a confidential and private space, type the address into your internet browser, or go to Facebook, search ‘kidney café parents and carers’ and request access.
Post-Transplant Kidney Café – This is a Support group for transplant patients.
To join the group and virtual meetings where you can gain support from your peers in a confidential and private space, type the address into your internet browser, or go to Facebook, search ‘South Wales Kidney Transplant Cafe’ and request access.
All of these cafes offer an opportunity for kidney patients to meet their peers within the kidney transplant service who are going through similar experiences. Team members from the transplant service will be available to offer advice and information. Friends and family are also welcome.
August’s Transplant Café is taking place via Zoom at 11:30am on Friday 14th August.
This month’s theme is Mental Health and our guest speakers will be Maria and Misbah from the Renal Psychology Team in Cardiff and the Vale.
Between them, they have many years’ experience of helping people to cope with the difficulties that can come from having chronic illness and related treatment.
Geraint John, a transplant recipient and Paul Popham Fund Peer Mentor will also share his experience of Mental Health and CKD/Transplant.
Maria, Misbah and Geraint have also kindly agreed to hold a Q&A session during the Transplant Café meeting.
Questions can be asked anonymously if desired. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 12th August.
To receive the meeting link, please email email@example.com
Our next virtual Kidney Café meeting is taking place at 11:30am on Thursday 20th August.
The theme will be Mental Health and our guest speaker will be Llinos Griffith, Clinical Psychologist from the Children’s Kidney Centre.
Llinos will provide advice on how to maintain good mental health and will also take part in a Q&A session.
Questions can be asked anonymously and can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
All parents & carers are welcome to join us (we’re a friendly bunch)
Please email email@example.com or call 0333 2001285 to receive the meeting link.
Annual Charity Golf Day 18th September 2020
Our Annual Charity Golf Day is back, later than usual this year for obvious reasons, but we’re hoping you can all still join us for our 4 Ball better ball Stableford Competition – the best 2 scores count.
Teeing off between 8am and 3pm at Clyne Golf Course.
It’s £140.00 per team of four, and this includes a coffee and bacon roll before teeing off and a 2-course evening meal following the golf. This event promises to be a great day once again, with lots of prizes up for grabs.
The places are limited, so if you would like to book your team in, or want further information please contact Mr Kim Loosmore directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07702642727
If you will be unable to attend but still want to get involved, our nearest to pin sponsorship is available at £50.00 per hole!
We’ve also got a Facebook event link so you can show your interest and get the latest information on the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/390961471884160/
Befriending Training Courses – 2020 Dates
We have Befriending training courses running on the following dates (with all courses running from 10 am to 4 pm:
- Thursday 5th March 2020 – Education Centre, Llandough Hospital, Cardiff
- Tuesday 10th March 2020 – Education Centre, Morriston Hospital, Swansea
For further information call: 0333 2001285 or email: email@example.com
Free Legal Surgeries for Renal Patients
We have teamed up with local legal experts, John Morse Solicitors, and will be holding a series of Legal Surgeries at our offices in the Enterprise Park to offer free advice to Renal Patients and their families.
There will be a maximum of 10 slots available at each session which will need to be pre-booked. So please call or email to reserve your place as soon as possible!
Surgeries will be held on the following dates:
Time: 11am – 1pm Day: Thursday
Dates: 31st October 2019
28th November 2019
30th January 2020
For more information and contact details, click here.
Walk for Health Group
Contact Geraint on 07774 619473 for full details and to sign up.
This event will run every 4th Sunday of the month from the LC2.
2019 dates are: 26 May, 23 June, 28 July, 25 August, 29 Sept, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 22 Dec