Kidney association raises funds

2018-11-06 06:01

The Wynberg-based Cape Kidney Association held a successful dance as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations on Friday 26 October. The organisers say about 200 people attended the event, which created a platform to socialise among many.

The Cape Kidney Association was established in 1978 after a group of nephrology doctors and nurses realised the lack of a support system for their patients.

It is reportedly a patient care-based association and works with 150 patients in the province.

“We raise funds to assist the indigent kidney patients at the various provincial hospitals in and around the greater Western Cape. We are not government supported, so we embark on fundraising to assist the patients. We are the only association in the Western Cape that is patient care supported. We assist these patients through the social workers and unit managers. We would like to see more growth with members coming forward to assist as volunteers,” says Molly Fabe, executive director of the Cape Kidney Association.

She says their funding usually goes towards the costs of food hampers, bursaries, wellness days and transport costs where necessary.

They are currently busy with their year-end food hampers and they appeal to the public to assist with donations.

They are collecting non-perishable food, toiletries and luxuries.

“These patients are not as fortunate as some of us are to enjoy a lovely year-end celebration. Most of our patients are unemployed due to their chronic kidney disease and have to be on dialysis three times per week for four hours. Some of them are on disability grants.”

V For more information on donations, call 021 761 1326.

The Wynberg-based Cape Kidney Association held a successful dance as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations on Friday 26 October. The organisers say about 200 people attended the event, which created a platform to socialise among many.

The Cape Kidney Association was established in 1978 after a group of nephrology doctors and nurses realised the lack of a support system for their patients.

It is reportedly a patient care-based association and works with 150 patients in the province. “We raise funds to assist the indigent kidney patients at the various provincial hospitals in and around the greater Western Cape. We are not government supported, so we embark on fundraising to assist the patients. We are the only association in the Western Cape that is patient care supported. We assist these patients through the social workers and unit managers. We would like to see more growth with members coming forward to assist as volunteers,” says Molly Fabe, executive director of the Cape Kidney Association.

She says their funding usually goes towards the costs of food hampers, bursaries, wellness days and transport costs.

V For more information on donations, call 021 761 1326.

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