Des Gardner


Kidneys for Life
If you knew the half of it ! The needles. The nausea. The headaches. The cramps. The body shocking dialysis. The cycles of sickness. The stress. The insomnia. The insecurity. The swelling. The fear. The thirst. The broken dreams. The boredom. The life sentence that is chronic kidney disease. You’d be shocked. Together we can do something about it. Together we can fund vital research into kidney disease. Make it happen. Kidneys for Life is a charity based in Manchester raising funds to enable research into kidney disease, transplantation and dialysis and also helps to improve amenities for renal patients at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Salford Royal Hospital & Royal Manchester Children's Hosptial and their satellite dialysis units. If you would like more information please contact Irene Chambers on 0161 276 6671 or email:
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Des' London Marathon Fundraising Page

Des Gardner

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Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Those of you who know me will be aware that I am not one of nature's born athletes.  Although my two kidney transplants have given me 18 years (and counting) of unbelieveable health they have not turned me into Paula Radcliffe.

I am running the London Marathon to show how transplants change lives and to say thank you to all my family, friends, work colleagues and the many amazing professionals at Manchester Royal Infirmary who have supported me over the  years. 

Most of all though I am doing it to say thank you to the two families that I have never met who, through their courageous decsion to donate their loved one's organs have given me everything I have today.

Please give generously (or I will have to make up the difference!)

Recent donors

19.05.10 Well Done from Ravi

08.05.10 Great achievement, great cause.

03.05.10 Well done Des!

30.04.10 Well done Des! Let's hope Blackpool match your achievements this weekend!

29.04.10 Well done Eddie

28.04.10 Well done Des, Des.

28.04.10 Des - you're a real inspiration. Seems pedantic to give you a £1 per mile, so I rounded it up...;-)

27.04.10 Very proud of you Des. I had a great day following you on the day. Lots of love. Lou x

27.04.10 Des great effort matey - youre my hero! all the best Rob Hann

26.04.10 Hope it went well!

26.04.10 Fabulous effort for a very worthy cause. Well done. 2012 beckons??

25.04.10 I hope it went well - you are an inspiration to us all

25.04.10 You will be reading this after completing the race, well I hope so as it is nearly 4pm!! So can I be the first to say on line, Well Done mate, great achievement for a great cause.

25.04.10 Good luck Des.

24.04.10 Des - Best of luck, enjoy it, and don't forget to protect your nipples!

24.04.10 All the best Des, hope the lycra doesn't chafe too much!

24.04.10 Wow - we are seriously impressed!

23.04.10 good running on sunday

23.04.10 Roger told us you were going to do the London Marathon - Good luck! Di & Francis

23.04.10 Run Des Run! Good Luck and enjoy the day and the drinks afterwards.

23.04.10 There is no doubt you will rise to the challenge. Have a fantastic day. Who knows you could be the next Eddie Izzard marathon man. Jackie, Phil and Sophie

23.04.10 Hi Des, Wishing you all the best! Have a great day on Sunday (remember: just keep moving).

23.04.10 Good luck Des - hope you enjoy the experience! Love from the Trees x

21.04.10 Good Luck on the day and don't forget to drink plenty of water !

20.04.10 Good luck Des


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