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.
Our next virtual Parents & Carers Kidney Café is taking place via zoom at 11:30am on Thursday 17th September.
The theme this month is ‘unshielding & going back to school’.
We will have lots of information and support around this topic and will also be joined by a clinician from the Children’s Kidney Centre, who will provide advice.
They will also take part in a Q&A session; answering questions from parents & carers.
To receive the meeting link or submit a question, please email email@example.com or call 0800 038 8989
Please submit your questions by Tues 15th September.
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