The Sheffield Kidney Informed Patient Programme (SKIPP) aims to offer information and knowledge to kidney patients and their families,to help in the management of your own condition, to assist you in making choices and to encourage a positive attitude to coping and living with kidney disease.


Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday every other month, 1.30 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 2JB


For further details contact the pre-treatment advisors: Gwyn Somers / Debbie Douglas on

0114 2269390


Meetings for 2019 are as follows:


24 January Ask the Experts: Meet a panel of kidney patients who will share their experiences




30 May     What is happening to my kidneys?

               Question and answer session with one of the consultants.


25 July     Staying healthy. - What can I eat and drink?

                Renal dietician.

26 Sept    Kidney transplant - is it for me?

               Transplant patients sharing their stories.


28 Nov     Medication - the right drugs for me?

               Renal pharmacist.





Music in the Gardens


SAKA is delighted to have been chosen as one of the main charities to benefit from this popular annual event, organised by the Rotary Clubs of South Yorkshire.

It takes place over 3 nights in Sheffield Botanical Gardens and people are encouraged to take picnics (food will be on sale, or bring your own).


SAKA will receive a proportion of the proceeds from the whole event, and we will also have a bucket collection on the Sunday evening.


The line up is:

Friday 5 July : Bananarama, plus support  Advance tickets: Adult £35, Under 17 £10

Saturday 6 July: Bjorn Again, plus support  Advance tickets: Adult £25, Under 17 £10

Sunday 7 July: Movie Music, with Unite the Union Brass Band and Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra

                      with The Proms Finale with Fireworks

                      Advance tickets: Adult £20, Under 17 £10


Gates open 6 p.m.,   Starts 7.30 p.m.




This is your opportunity to support SAKA and other local charities whilst having an enjoyable evening.



 For more details and to book tickets online visit: www.musicinthegardens.co.uk


Tickets also available from Sheffield City Hall Box Office and other outlets


To download a poster CLICK HERE.


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