Welcome to the Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales website. Here you will find all the information you need to know about the Paul Popham Fund – Who is Paul Popham? Why a fund has been set-up in his name? How does the fund raise money, and how can you help?
Paul Popham Fund Peer Mentor Service
The Paul Popham Fund Peer Mentor Service serves a dual purpose, as we recruit and then train current Kidney Patients to Peer Mentor new kidney patients. This new service will aims to give new renal patients much needed support as well as offering them a shoulder to lean on as they come to terms with their diagnosis and the impact on their life.
We would like kidney patients who want to help others to call us and train to be a Peer Mentor. We would like kidney patients who need advice and support to call us so we can sign post to a Peer Mentor who can help them. If you fall into one of these categories, then we’d love to hear from you so please contact us.
Paul Popham Christmas Card Competition winners
There was some truly brilliant artwork sent in; the quality of the designs we received this year was outstanding. It was a really difficult decision for our judges judging panel – Pat Hill, Roger Bambridge and Linda Griffiths – to pick out a clear winner. In fact, the task was so hard to single one out, we decided to have two winners this year!
Both have been professionally printed and will make a fantastic Christmas message for you to send to your friends and family this festive season, whilst raising funds for people with kidney disease and their families.
The first of the two winning cards pictured is designed by Penny Coupland, the second by Nigel Butler. Well done both!
New Kidney Café – Launching in March 2021
This Café will be an eight-week program, providing information, advice and support on all topics relevant to new kidney patients.
Topics covered will include: Intro to Kidney Disease, Lifestyle, Transplant, Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Conservative Management, Impact on daily life/family and Wellbeing.
Each session will include a guest speaker from the renal clinical teams, and experienced patients will also be on hand to provide expert advice, tips and guidance.