Renal team to tackle Walk in the Wards

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A crack team of doctors and nurses are donning their walking boots to raise cash for Sheffield Hospitals Charity.

The team of ramblers all work at the Northern General Hospital’s Sheffield Kidney Institute, and are responsible for the care of some of the region’s most serious kidney patients.

They will take to the trail for the charity’s Walk In The Wards event, on September 10, to raise funds towards enhancing the care of the patients they see.

The sponsored ramble involves a five or 10 kilometre Peak District hike and the team hopes their mass entry will inspire others to sign-up for the al fresco fundraiser.

Sarah Jenkins, clinical lead at Sheffield Kidney Institute, said: “The funds raised by Sheffield Hospitals Charity are so vitally important in so many areas of our work and is why we have such a big team taking part in this year’s Walk for Wards event.

“Charity cash helps to improve renal patients’ experience, by improving clinical areas including dialysis units and wards. Our patients, nurses, doctors and scientists are involved in research to try and increase our understanding of kidney disease and its treatment.

“Funds have also paid for some of our laboratory scientists and materials, allowing us to continue investigating the development and treatment of polycystic kidney disease. We have also been able to train several young doctors in research, and fund a post dedicated to improving dialysis treatment. This research has been recognised nationally and internationally.

Visit www.sheffieldhospitalscharity/walkforwards to sign up.