A new kidney can transform a life, but we can’t guarantee it will last forever.

Kidneys for Life – who are we and what do we do?

We are a well-established local charity, set up in 1976 and our main focus is to provide funding for research projects into all things kidney related – over 260,000 in the North West alone suffer with chronic kidney disease and as it stands, whilst there are treatments (including a transplant) for kidney disease there is no cure.

We provide starter level funding for research projects which focus on improving dialysis, ways to make transplanted kidneys last longer and also, crucially ways to detect early stage kidney disease.  We also fund training and education of North West based renal staff – all with the aim of making life better for kidney patients, of all ages, in our area.

Can you help us with our fundraising? We’d love to hear from you if you can – victoria.thomson@kidneysforlife.org

Last year at Kidneys for Life we received an unprecedented 19 research grant applications – sadly, we were not able to fund all the projects.

We need your support to help us in our mission to make life better for kidney patients, both now and in the future. Why not get involved in one of our amazing fundraising activities?

Sunday Lunch (Marriott Worsley)

Run Alton Towers

Manchester Half Marathon

London Landmarks Half Marathon 2025

Skydive 2025

Mount Toubkal Trek 2024 – Morocco

Take on a fantastic five day trekking adventure and raise funds for Kidneys for Life. You’ll trek to the top […]


KFL Sunday Lunch

Join the Kidneys for Life team for this very special charity lunch which is taking place in the Worsley Suite […]


Manchester Half Marathon

We are delighted to offer places on the Manchester Half Marathon which takes place on October 13th 2024. Places have […]