South West Thames Kidney Fund
The combined aims of the patient-led South West Thames Kidney Fund, the South West Thames Institute for Renal Research, and the medical and nursing staff of the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit are:
- to improve the understanding of renal pathology
- to improve the treatment of renal disease
- to improve the care of renal patients
- to train and stimulate scientific, nursing, and medical staff.
Founded in 1989, the Kidney Fund raised the funds to build and equip the laboratories of the South West Thames Institute for Renal Research (SWTIRR) which opened in 1998.
Present fundraising activities allow, among other things, the continuation of research and purchase of new and updated laboratory equipment and the funding of the South West Thames Kidney Fund Clinical Research Fellows. They are currently funding their sixth clinical research fellow.
The 10th anniversary of SWTIRR was celebrated at a reception at the House of Lords in 2008. The 15th anniversary will be marked by a celebration at Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club in April 2013.
How to support the Fund
There are many many ways in which you can support the South West Thames Kidney Fund:
- Make a one-off donation
- Pledge to a regular standing order
- Leave us a legacy
- Join our lottery.
People can also support and sponsor one of the Fund's many activities and events, take part in an event, volunteer their time or buy their Christmas cards.
Renal unit, St Helier Hospital
Wrythe Lane, Carshalton
Surrey SM5 1AA
Tel: 020 8296 3698