Pressure Tech team raise £5K

£5,444 raised!

Left to right: Alison Pimblett, Joanne O’Dwyer, Lucy Clark, Sarah Knowles, Lisa Blair (Rory’s Mum), Caroline Pimblett, Lynn Dobinson

Sarah Knowles from Pressure Tech and team undertook the arduous and aptly named ‘Hell Valley Experience’ in the Lake District to raise money for Kidneys for Life in honour of Lisa Blair's son Rory who was born with chronic kidney disease since birth. In his first five years Rory had 14 operations as well as endless scans, tests, infections, catheters, bloods and hospital admissions. Throughout this Rory continued to be bright, bubbly, caring, smiling and cheeky. It's his unwavering bravery in the face of these procedures which inspired to team to undertake this challenge.

The team comprised Lisa Blair, Sarah Knowles, Alison Pimblett, Joanne O’Dwyer, Caroline Johnson, Lucy Clark and Lynn Dobinson. The team braved the elements to carry out a number of challenges over 2 days including scrambling, caving, abseiling, trekking, cliff jumping, wild camping, waterfall jumping and problem solving over two days.

Rory was on Haemodialysis for 8 months before receiving a new kidney from his father in 2018.

The team raised an astonishing £5,444 smashing their target of £2,700. The charity directly fund the dialysis unit that little Rory attended and the ward where he is a regular visitor.

Well done to the whole team!

Spring 2020 // Issue 52
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