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“You can help children like Alex to feel like normal kids”

Message from Anne Wilson
Managing Director and CEO of Kidney Health Australia


I am tremendously proud of the work that our organisation is able to do to support Australian families touched by kidney disease, and I continue to be humbled by stories of the difference KHA had made to people’s lives.
 
Every once in a while we hear of an extra special story; a story that not only highlights the plight of what it is like to live with kidney disease, but one that also affirms what our organisation is all about – supporting people.

Read Rachel's heart warming personal story of her daughter Alex's first time at our Kidney Kids Camp in April 2014 - in our Spring 2014 Appeal letter>

Each year, Kidney Health Australia runs a special Kidney Kids Camp, for children living with kidney disease or a transplant, and their siblings. This national Camp is designed give ‘Kidney Kids’ an opportunity to interact with other children living with kidney disease, form strong support networks, and feel ‘normal’ amongst their peers.

After eight year old Alex attended Camp for the first time in April this year, her mother was moved to write to us about her daughter’s wonderful experience and the immensely positive impact that it had on her wellbeing.

For a very shy child who was used to feeling different, Camp gave Alex a sense of belonging and support. Camp gave Alex confidence. Camp gave Alex independence and normalcy.

Alex’s story is included in the following pages and highlights just what is so special about Kidney Kids Camp, and why it is so important that we are able to keep running them each year.

Which is why we need your help.

Your kind and generous donation will mean that more children, just like Alex, will have the chance to attend our Kidney Kids Camp and forget about feeling sick or different to everyone else, and instead feel like a ‘normal’ kid for a change.

Kidney Health Australia relies on the support of the community to continue to fund our programs and any contribution you can make to our cause is greatly appreciated.

On behalf of our kidney families and children, we thank you for your support of our work.




Give a gift of support to Kidney Health Australia to help us deliver our programs

We appreciate your financial support, as it enables us to maintain and grow our important work on behalf of our kidney community and ensures that we deliver on our vision ‘to save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease’. We have set out below the various ways you can give us your gift of support. First, you can find out more about our various Kidney Community Support Programs> 

To make a tax deductible donation or arrange a monthly tax deductible donation,
simply phone us on
freecall 1800 454 363 and our friendly staff will assist you.

Click> to donate online-  using our secure system via ANZ eGate
Enter "Appeal Donation" into the relevant description box, located at the bottom of the form.

Please remember to complete the 'CAPCHA' section with the relevant letters/numbers, as this validates your identity and donation in a secure manner.

If you wish to mail a donation - print our Spring 2014 Appeal letter & donation form>
complete the relevant donation form, then post your completed form to us at:
 
       Spring Appeal 2014 - Kidney Health Australia
       GPO Box 9993 Melbourne VIC 3001


Talk with us about leaving a bequest in your Will to Kidney Health Australia

Find out more at Bequests and Wills>
  If you would like further information on including a gift bequest in your Will, or to receive a copy of our special booklet with other information on our work in our kidney community, contact:

Susan Sayer - National Development Manager bequests@kidney.org.au       
Or call Susan to speak with her personally on 03 9674 4302.

Request a book by post to:
Kidney Health Australia, GPO Box 9993, Melbourne VIC 3001 


Kidney Health Australia celebrated 45 years in 2013


For over 45 years now Kidney Health Australia has relied on donations from generous Australians like you to help us to deliver our important education and health services to the community, and support those affected by kidney disease. In 2013, generous contributions from our supporters have allowed kidney health Australia to:
  • Fund 18 separate scholarships and grants for vital kidney related research projects in University departments, medical research institutes, and hospitals throughout Australia.

  • Continue our Nursing Scholarship program that encourages nurses to specialise in renal nursing.

  • Fund our essential support services for people living with kidney disease, such as our National children’s programs Kidney Capers and Kidney Camps.

  • Give a record number of sick children with end stage kidney disease a holiday at our State and National Kidney Kids Camps, where they could socialise with their peers and feel ‘normal’.

  • Bring former Kidney Camp kids back to camp as mentors to share their experiences of growing up dealing with the disease Your kind donation will enable us to to make a real difference to peoples’ lives, however there is a lot of work ahead of us and we need your help.

Page updated on 10 September 2014

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Last updated: Sep 2014.