Thank you for considering a fundraising event for KCSN

By organising or taking part in a fundraising event for KCSN, you can help to support kidney cancer patients and their families throughout the UK while having fun at the same time. Fundraising events can be small, like a coffee morning with friends, or on a larger scale, such as a black-tie ball. They can be active, such as a sponsored walk, run, cycle or skydive, or social, such as a quiz night, pampering evening or party. Every pound raised makes a difference to the lives of people affected by kidney cancer.

There are many fun ways that you can raise funds for KCSN. Take a look at the following list for some ideas for things that you might want to consider and could do on your own or with family and friends: Fun fundraising ideas

Take a look at our events calendar below for details of planned events and to view past events. If you would like to organise your own event or need further information about fundraising for the KCSN please email us.

Forthcoming events

Thank you for raising money to support kidney cancer patients in the UK

If you organised your own fundraising activity, returning money couldn’t be simpler.

If you have raised your money via an online fundraising website like Total Giving, Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving, this will come directly to KCSN.

To pay money in, please make a one-off donation through Charity Checkout. Visit our How to Make a Donation page, and follow the instructions.

Or you can send a cheque to: Kidney Cancer Support Network, The Bungalow, West Cliff, Porthtowan, Truro, TR4 8AE.

Thank you to our fundraisers

40 for 40

In my mid 30s my mind turned to what I would do to mark my 40th birthday; I always wanted to go to the Munich Beer Festival or something similar.

Then kidney cancer struck twice. My outlook on life changed completely and drinking heavily was no longer an interest to me.

Funnily enough my friends did take me away to Krakow to celebrate IL-2 working for me, it was on one night whilst there I came up with the idea of doing 40 days exercise in 40 consecutive days leading up to the day before my 40th birthday.

My friends thought I was bonkers and didn’t think I would do it.

I decided to raise money whilst doing the challenge and two charities helped me massively throughout my illness. The Christie funded my IL-2. Without that, I would not be able to look forward to a good life with my wife and children as I was told I may only have about 4 years to live.

Upon my second diagnosis I found KCSN and as much as IL-2 saved me physically, KCSN saved me mentally: To be able to talk to patients who had been through the treatment helped me understand that I could do it.

I completed the challenge and loved every moment of it. Physically I managed far better than I thought I would. The main struggle was finding time every day. I did lots of gym sessions, PT sessions, swimming and park runs.

I lost 2 stone in weight and raised £2,500 to be split 50/50 between the two charities.

The Lavender Ball

Huge thank you to Beth Thomas for organising another fundraising ball on the Isle of Man in aid of the Kidney Cancer Support Network and a local hospice. The KCSN received a huge sum of £4,570, which we are truly grateful for.

We are indebted to Beth who has held a number of fundraising events for our charity. Each event takes an enormous amount of planning and all have been hugely successful, which is testament to the immense amount of work she puts in. Thank you Beth for your strong support of our charity.

A huge THANK YOU to the Redcentric team who raised a whopping £1,915 for KCSN in the Great Knaresborough Bed Race in June. The Bed Race is part fancy dress pageant, and part gruelling time trial over a 2.4 mile course, ending with a swim through the icy waters of the River Nidd!

Redcentric man Mark Ralston was diagnosed with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma in July 2017 at the age of just 38. As a direct result of time spent with KCSN, Mark was the first person in the UK to be accepted onto the PRISM trial for combination immunotherapy, and he has responded extremely well.

Read more about Mark’s story on this JustGiving page

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A very big THANK YOU to wonderful Hollie Bailey, aged just 8 years old. Hollie’s dad has kidney cancer and Hollie wanted to do something to help. With the support of her mum, Rachel, Hollie decided to host a Tea and Cake Afternoon in her home town of Thame, Oxfordshire, to raise funds for KCSN. You can still donate funds, and read more about Hollie’s dad’s story here.

Everyone at KCSN wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Hollie – what a star! Hollie far exceeded her target of £200 and has so far raised over £1100! Here you can see a selection of the fabulous cakes that were on sale, complete with green ribbons for kidney cancer!

Along with three friends, Stephen Bailey took part in the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon and raised a huge £2,420 for KCSN.

The team completed the Super Sprint Triathlon, swimming 400m, riding a bike for 13.2km and running 2.9km.

This is such a huge achievement, Stephen having been diagnosed with kidney cancer in September 2017, with metastases in his adrenal gland, pelvis, lung, spine and nasal area. For Stephen, keeping active and fit is a huge part of tackling the side effects of treatment.

Please take a look at Stephen’s JustGiving page to read more.

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A massive THANK YOU to an inspirational woman, Debbie Murphy, who ran her first full marathon yesterday in Stratford-upon-Avon, almost 5 years to the day since she had her nephrectomy after being diagnosed with kidney cancer. This is a remarkable achievement by a very wonderful woman. Debbie is raising money for our own Kidney Cancer Support Network and Facing up 2 Kidney Cancer, both founded and run by kidney cancer patients. She has already exceeded her target of £1,000 and has so far raised over £1,300. Thank you Debbie – we are so grateful for your support.

Read more about Debbie’s story on her TotalGiving page here.

KCSN is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and abides by the Code of Fundraising Practice, which outlines the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK. The code helps to ensure that the work of fundraising organisations is legal, open, honest and respectful.

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