7 June 2021
Dr Rodney Gilbert is taking on a series of ultra-marathons to raise money for children with kidney disease.
Starting with a 53.6 mile run from Arundel to Winchester, Dr Gilbert is taking on several ultra marathons in the lead up to a final, epic challenge: running 100 miles along the South Downs Way.
The money raised through sponsorship will help fund two projects that support children with kidney disease.
Half of the sponsorship money will be used to send a team of children who have received kidney transplants to the Transplant Games, an annual event for transplant survivors.
The Games raise awareness of the need for organ donation, encourage transplant recipients to lead active lifestyles, and provide an opportunity to remember donors and their families.
The other half of the sponsorship money will help fund our PEEER project. It’s a programme designed to give children with kidney disease the chance to take part in activities that support their mental health and build life skills.