Volunteers travel across the country for Kidney Wales

By Cambrian News reporter in Charity

REPRESENTATIVES from a leading Welsh health charity, Kidney Wales, called in at Aberystwyth on Friday as part of a round-Wales walk to raise vital funds and awareness for the 10,000 patients living with kidney disease across the country.

The ‘Walk Around Wales’, which will take the team of three volunteer walkers 30 days to complete, walked through Aberystwyth on Friday, stopping off at St Padarn’s School and the Bronglais Hospital Renal Unit along the way.

The Walk around Wales volunteers, and their support team, will travel to 25 towns across Wales, visiting 15 additional Welsh dialysis centres along the way.

At the Bronglais Hospital Renal Unit, the Kidney Wales team met nurses, patients, and their families to learn more about their experiences of living with kidney diseases and life on dialysis.

The volunteers also visited St Padarn’s School, where celebrations were held with the children and teachers to celebrate the Walk around Wales campaign.

From Aberystwyth the team then headed towards Machynlleth before heading further north.

After walking almost 100 miles across north Wales, taking in Groeslon and Chirk, the team will begin their long journey south, stopping in Llandrindod, Brecon and Merthyr, before concluding their quest in fitting style on Wednesday 17 May at the Kidney Wales Children’s Centre at the University Hospital of Wales.

For more information on how you can get involved with the Walk around Wales campaign visit https://www.kidneywales.cymru/get-involved/walk-around-wales/ or to donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/kwf/bigwalkwales2017.

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