Regular visitors to our website will know that we organise many fundraising events throughout the year.
We’ve got quite a few events lined up with more details to follow but in the meantime, here’s a brief rundown so you can start putting them into your diary!
Befriending Training Course
Course date: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Venue: Education Centre, Morriston Hospital
Time: 10am to 2.30pm
The course will provide you with the training you will need to Befriend Kidney Patients who need advice and support.
- Parking is free at Morriston Hospital but limited, make sure you arrive early to guarantee a parking place.
- Various Bus Service from Swansea City Centre, Bus Station.
- Lunch is provided and hot and cold drinks throughout the course.
- The Education Centre is situated on the 1st Floor, access is through the main concourse of the Hospital.
Call 0333 2001 285 or email: email@example.com to book your place on the course or find out more.
There will be more Befriending Training Courses held in April, June, September, November with exact dates to be confirmed soon.
World Kidney Day – Thursday March 8th 2018
Help raise awareness for Kidney Patients and raise funds for our cause.
World Kidney Day (WKD) is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday in March every year. The 2018 theme is ‘Kidney Disease and Women’s Health’. The aim of World Kidney Day is to draw public attention to the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to help protect the kidneys, the risks for developing kidney disease and the impact it has on patients.
This year, World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day are on the same day – Thursday 8 March 2018.
In addition to general awareness, the focus is also on the importance of women’s kidney health, especially:
- Raising awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) – in the UK, it is more common than in men, especially in older women, however, fewer women go on to need dialysis or a kidney transplant. It is reassuring that this is partly due to their kidney disease progressing more slowly than in men.
- Getting a timely diagnosis – helping women to access therapies that may help slow progression of their kidney disease.
- Better planning and close monitoring throughout the pregnancy for women with kidney disease to help improve outcomes.
How you can get involved in World Kidney Day 2018:
We are asking both individuals and companies to encourage your Workforce to wear green to work on Thursday March 8th and make a £1.00 donation to the charity.
We are asking employees to carry out 30 minutes of exercise at their desk, we suggest the following:
- Pick a time and let the team and your staff know.
- Communicate the time and the exercises to the team.
- On the day set an alarm or let someone be the timer and be ready to go all at the same time.
- Take a photo before, video of you can and take a photo after.
- Post your photos and video to social media to promote how your company is getting behind world kidney day.
We can provide your company with an information pack containing everything you will need to participate in this event:
- Poster – to inform the exercise time to your colleagues.
- Series of exercises to do at your desk in 30 minutes.
- Charity envelope to collect the money raised, we can collect, you can post or bank.
- World Kidney Day themed literature on Women’s Health.
- Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Use #worldkidneyday in all your tweets and posts.
- Share and re-tweet our Kidney Facts – to be released through Facebook and Twitter from 1 – 8 March.
We will also be caring you a street collection in Swansea City Centre, so why not pop along and say Hello.
If you think this is something you would like to get involved with, then please do not hesitate to get in touch for a fundraising and awareness pack and further information.
Spring 2018 – Base Camp Everest
Attention, thrill seekers!
We’re putting together a team to take on the Base Camp Everest challenge – not for the faint hearted! We’re looking for walkers to join our team and walk the trek whilst raising awareness for the Paul Popham Fund.
If you’re up for the challenge, please find the our declaration form below. Alternatively, contact us or find us on Facebook to find out more!
Climb 4 Us Declaration Form
August 2018 – Paris to Swansea
For the third year running, The Paul Popham Fund will take on a mighty cycling challenge!
On August 2nd-6th 2017, our team of nine riders took on the epic challenge of a 340 mile bike-ride between Paris and Swansea, and we’re looking to attempt the same in 2018 with an even bigger, better team!
The Paul Popham Fund team raised just over £6500 for the charity during our last Paris to Swansea cycle ride! This fantastic amount went towards sending children and youths with kidney failure on an activity weekend to Newgale, which gave them the opportunity to not only socialise with other patients but to improve their self-esteem and confidence by taking part in outdoor activities – an experience which has truly made such a difference!
To join us, fill out our declaration form below or please contact us to find out more.
Run 4 Us PPF Swansea Half Marathon Team 2018 – 24th June 2018
We are recruiting a team to run Swansea Half Marathon 2018!
This is a great run for anyone looking to do their first half marathon, achieve a personal best or just to get their trainers back on!
All we ask is a minimum sponsorship of £200 which is easily achieved through one of the giving pages we use – Local Giving, Just Giving or Virgin Giving.
You will receive a Race Top, Fundraising support and Free training programme from the Paul Popham Running Club.
To register yourself for this event, please complete the Race Declaration form and return, or for more information contact Hayley@paulpophamfund.co.uk or call 0333 2001 285.Race Declaration Form
Aside from the Swansea Half Marathon, 2018 will bring with it the return of our annual running events. If you are interested in joining us for our Summer Bay 5k Series, Wear Wally 5 and 10 Mile Fun Runs, and/or joining our Cardiff and Swansea Half Marathon teams, please contact us to find out more.