Fox Group Announces Alder Hey Children's Kidney Fund as Charity of the Year
By: Fox Group
Alder Hey Children's Kidney Fund is run solely by volunteers and works to help children with renal and urological disorders, through patient, medical and staff support along with research funding. With over 99% of funding raised being replenished into the organisation, the mission focuses on long term research and shorter-term patient and medical support.
Kevin Burgess, HR Manager at Fox Group has a close connection with the charity due to the cystinosis diagnosis of his daughter, Grace at the age of 2. Now 14-years-old, Grace receives nightly medication, has undergone a life-changing kidney transplant, of which Kevin donated in 2016, and works tirelessly to raise awareness of the condition whilst fundraising for Alder Hey Children's Kidney Fund, including taking presents to children who spent Christmas on Alder Hey's wards.
Fox Group aim to raise much-needed funds for a portable dialysis machine which will give patients the freedom to receive treatment at home, without the need for travel.
Kevin Burgess commented, "Both Grace and I are incredibly excited for Alder Hey Children's Kidney Fund to be chosen as one of Fox Group's Charities of the Year. Grace has an incredibly positive outlook and life, has never complained about her condition and I believe she's a real asset to our family."
He added, "We are extremely passionate about raising funds for a portable dialysis machine due to the difference this would make for families who have received the same diagnosis."
Grace Burgess commented, "To see Alder Hey Children's Kidney Fund receiving funding is great. I want to help people like me through their experience at Alder Hey and, with the help of Fox Group's fundraising, this will make a huge difference to lives. In the future, I hope to become an ambassador for Alder Hey's Kidney Fund one day!"
For more information of Alder Hey Children's Kidney Fund visit http://www.alderheychildrenskidneyfund.org/