Trust helps kidney kids

Last updated 05:00 21/11/2012
Kidney Kids
JASON OXENHAM
HANDOVER: Starship Foundation chief executive officer Brad Clark, left, with Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust chairman David Penny.

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Thanks everyone for your generosity.

That's the message from Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust chairman David Penny who has just handed proceeds from Project Kidney to the Starship Foundation.

The money will be spent on a Prismaflex Dialysis Machine for the hospital's Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Project Kidney was a trust fundraiser promoted through papers including the Whangarei Leader earlier this year.

It focused on the plight of young kidney patients and their families and aimed to provide them with additional lifesaving resources.

Mr Penny, who is also general manager of the Suburban Newspapers group, says readers rallied to the cause with a strong representation from artists donating their work for auction on Trade Me.

"These stories touched a lot of people," he says. "And it is great to know that this money will make such a difference in so many young lives."

Kidney disease affects 1500 children across the country with one-third living in the Waikato, Auckland and Northland regions. There were 78 people under 24 on dialysis in 2010. Only 14 were lucky enough to receive a kidney transplant that same year.

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