Our founder Joan Coleman started the Southport Kidney Fund in 1979 along with a group of volunteers because there wasn’t anything out there to help her Daughter Veronica who had been diagnosed with kidney failure. Over 35 years later we are still helping patients and making a difference to people’s lives. Many advances have been made in treatments but we are still short of a cure. The Committee works tirelessly to ensure that they look after the best interests of our patients and fight against changes which may be detrimental to both their treatment and survival.
Our thanks have to go out to all those people who donate to us. They are the life blood which keeps our Charity alive and kicking. We rely totally on the good nature and personal effort of both local people, families and friends and businesses to carry on supporting us. People’s generosity astounds us and Southport Kidney Fund’s committe thanks everyone who has ever dropped a penny in our collection buckets from the bottom of our hearts. You alone have ensured our survival and have helped make our patients lives more bearable.
Sadly we lost Joan some time ago but we have kept her message in memoriam of her outstanding pride in the work of the charity she set up so many years ago.