Runners raise £1,500 for Kidney Kids Scotland charity

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Kind hearted staff from North Lanarkshire Council have raised over £1500 for a children’s charity after running a 5k run.

Team NL, which is made up of three men and four women, took part in the Donor Run at this year’s British Transplant Games in Liverpool in aid of Kidney Kids Scotland.

The Charity supports Scottish hospitals supplying them with much needed equipment and funding for posts recognised as being essential. Since July 2000 the charity helped those in need to the tune of £1.5m.

Rosalyn Griffith, community engagement officer, was among those who took part. She said: “The British Transplant Games are coming to North Lanarkshire next year and we thought it would be a good idea to use the donor run to raise money for Kidney Kids, which takes a team from across Scotland to compete in the event each year.

“We raised a fantastic £1584.75 which didn’t include all the gift aid, for Kidney Kids. I’d like to thank everyone for supporting the cause and taking part either by participating or by making a donation.”

Launched in 1978 the British Transplant Games have been hosted annually in cities across the UK.

The Transplant games demonstrate the benefits of transplantation and encourage those who have had a transplant to regain their fitness. The games also aim to increase public awareness for more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and discuss their wishes with their family.

Kidney Kids Scotland supports hospitals all over Scotland supplying them with much needed equipment and funding for posts recognised as being essential. They achieve this by working closely and relying on the expertise of Consultants, Medical and Welfare personnel to identify where the Charity can best provide help.