SAKA was delighted to be chosen as one of the charities to benefit from the 2019 Music in the Gardens. This is an annual event in Sheffield's Botanical Gardens organised by local Rotary Clubs. Six volunteers from SAKA sold programmes and held a bucket collection on the evening of Sunday 7 July when the crowd was entertained by Unite the Union Brass Band and Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, followed by a firework display. So far over £700 has been raised, with more to come later in the year.
As you may know SAKA used to own a holiday caravan on the east coast, but, due to its declining use, we took the decision to sell it.
However, the North East Kidney Patients Association now have a caravan for hire at Cayton Bay Holiday Park near Scarborough.
Details: 2 bedroom, 6 berth, wheelchair friendly, fully equipped , hire fee includes free entertainment passes
Dialysis is available at Scarborough Hospital (4 miles away) and Bridlington Dialysis Unit (6 miles away)
For more details / bookings please contact Victoria Harrison: email@example.com
Phone / text : 07985 781364
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SHEFFIELD CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION
On 28 September 2018 a celebration was held at Kenwood Hall to mark 50 years of kidney transplantation in Sheffield.
The PITHIA trial is a new clinical trial being rolled out across all transplant centres in the UK. The aim is to allow doctors to perform higher numbers of good quality transplants using kidneys from older donors.
2019 RENAL NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARD
This is your chance to nominate the nurse from your unit who goes above and beyond, putting patient care at the heart of their role.
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3rd PKD Patient Research
The 3rd PKD Patient Research Information Day was held on Saturday,14th July 2018 at The Circle, Rockingham Lane, Sheffield.
The event was chaired by nephrologist Prof. Albert Ong and was attended by nearly forty patients and guests.
Patients at the event were given presentations from experts on new research trials, patient experience of new treatments, managing pain and improvement of imaging techniques.
There were also opportunities to view posters from recent research studies, question the experts and to mingle and share experiences with each other.
The feedback from the day was very positive and there are plans for similar events in the future.
“An excellent informative day, thank you”
“I am reasonably new to PKD but am very impressed and appreciative of the care and concern (and friendliness) of the Sheffield Team, thank you”
“This event is invaluable to me as a patient. It is so helpful to hear the advances in research as it helps me to feel more positive, empowered and knowledgeable about the disease”
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LONDON to PARIS CYCLE RIDE
David Marshall, Chairman of SAKA, arrived in Paris on the afternoon of Saturday 28 July, having cycled all the way from London under the most trying of conditions. For much of the time the temperature was in excess of 35 degrees C, and one full day was above 40 degrees. On top of that, his bike suffered from mechanical issues on two occasions, meaning that he had to eventually abandon it and complete the ride on a borrowed bike which was much heavier to pedal.
All this was done on behalf of all renal patients, to raise funds for the National Kidney Fedearion and to raise awareness about organ donation and transplantation.
To help in David's fundraising, and to recognise his achievement, Click here.
FREE Information and Advice Sessions
SAKA is funding Information and Advice Sessions at the Renal Unit at the Northern General Hospital. Any renal patient can make use of this service, which covers benefits advice, housing issues, consumer issues, non-residential care, money matters, legal issues.
The sessions take place every Tuesday starting on 26 February and are for anyone with kidney related conditions.
For further details or to book an appointment:
Phone 0114 2502850 or