The sad fact is that kidney disease can sometimes be a fatal condition. Dealing with the loss of a loved one whether a friend or family member, is a very difficult time. If you have suffered a recent loss, please accept our sincere condolences.
At times of bereavement, families often wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers for a loved one. If you are arranging a funeral and would like to advise friends and relatives to make a donation in lieu of flowers, we can supply you with special envelopes to send out with the funeral notice. To order these envelopes please call Victoria Thomson on 0161 276 6671
Donations can be used to fund vital research into kidney disease to save lives and help to provide a brighter future for those suffering from renal disease or contribute to the provision of specialist medical equipment. We hope you can take comfort from knowing that your kind support will benefit kidney patients both now, and in the future.
Each year Kidneys for Life work with Sarah Brewerton, Chaplain at MRI, to host a Renal Remembrance Service. It’s always such a special and obviously highly emotional event. This year the service had been planned to take place in July (and then in November) at The Lowry but due to ongoing restrictions the decision to make this an online event has been made. We have worked closely with Sarah and the organising committee to put this special online service together and will be sharing details shortly with our bereaved supporters. The online service is available to anyone and can be viewed at any time – please do get in touch if you would like details.
Contact Victoria Thomson on 0161 276 6671.
We have also set up a Remembering page where you can light a virtual candle by making a donation to Kidneys for Life. If you would like to remember a loved one but would prefer not to make a donation please do get in touch so that we can arrange this for you.
At Kidneys for Life, we are always particularly grateful for the gifts people make in memory of someone special, which serve both to support our work and pay tribute to the life of a much-loved person.
In the past, some families, friends and colleagues have told us that they would welcome the opportunity to continue supporting Kidneys for Life as a tribute to someone they have lost. By lighting up a light on our Lake of Remembrance you can create a tribute to a loved one, you are also able to put up a special photo on the lake.
You are also able to set up your own page where friends and families can donate and even add in special photos or add special messages. It is an online place to share feelings of sadness and loss with family and friends who may not live close by; a place where tributes, life stories, memories and photographs can be posted, and a place in which to remember the joy that person gave.
A tribute fund for remembrance donations can be set up by the Kidneys for Life team or you can set up your own page. PLEASE if you would like help just drop us a line, we are more than happy to help wherever we can. These pages can also be set up to remember a special anniversary or birthday perhaps. Why not visit the website and find out more?