Sheffield fundraisers in purple patch

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A NATIONAL charity is urging people in Sheffield to raise awareness of one the UK’s least-known life-threatening diseases by ‘Going Purple’ throughout March.

Kidney Research UK is making its colourful appeal in the run up to World Kidney Day, which takes place on March 14.

One in 20 adults in the Sheffield area is diagnosed as having chronic kidney disease each year.

The charity has produced a ‘Purple Pack’ of fundraising ideas, downloadable free from