Sidney the Kidney Fundraiser
If you will be on the Canary Island of Lanzarote on October 7 2017 then head along to the Sidney the Kidney Fundraiser to be held at the Princesa Yaiza hotel. Tickets cost just €20 and children under 16 may attend free if accompanied by a paying adult.
The event, to be held in Mojitos Bar inside the Princesa Yaiza Hotel, kicks off at 7pm and is expected to run until 2am. There will be live music from Elvis and Gary – both well known performers in Playa Blanca, as well as DJ Neil Bunney. There will also be karaoke and a raffle.
The music will appeal to every generation – something for everyone and promises to be a great family fun event.
Pizzas from the Don Giovanni Restaurant will be available to buy to order from the bar.
Crisps/snacks will be available to buy via a donation into a honesty tin from inside the venue.
How Sidney the Kidney was born.
On April 4 2017, Lanzarote resident Eddie Marsh received a donor kidney from his Brother-in-law, Mark Laurie.
Now Eddie and his loved ones are raising funds to thank the medical professionals in the Canary Islands who cared for him while his health deteriorated and who have continued throught the transplant and to this day. At the same time, they hope to raise awareness of ADPKD.
What is AKPKD?
AKPKD stands for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, a disease that affects approximately 1 or 2 people in every 1000 people worldwide.
The disease affects cell growth in the kidneys, leaving fluid-filled sacs in their wake. Over a longer term, these cysts can affect other bodily functions which vary in severity between sufferers. In the worst cases there are only two options – dialysis or transplant. Eddie was one such person. He was extremely fortunate to be able to find, not only a compatible donor, but a living onbe within his own family.
To purchase tickets for the event, or to find out more – please contact Sidney the Kidney direct through the link below:
by Elle Draper
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Gandy-Draper. Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.