What do you do if you are unable to come to the lunch?

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If you are unable to make it to the 2015 lunch for any reason then could we ask that you consider making a donation instead?

Our charity partner this year is Kidney Research UK and we have a JustGiving page which you can access by clicking here.

The cause is a very good one and the money will be spent locally.

Since 1985, Kidney Research UK have invested nearly £8.7M into renal research, in centres of excellence across Scotland. More than 80 research grants have been awarded to teams in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Some awards support and develop young researchers to specialise in kidney research, whilst others fund eminent experts to progress their vital renal research projects.

The Scottish research you will be funding will include projects like Dr Paddy Mark’s work at the University of Glasgow.

Patients with kidney failure requiring dialysis treatment have a very high risk of heart disease. Dr Mark has developed a new cardiac magnetic resonance imaging method. This uses a highly innovative non-contrast technique which will be less harmful to patients and will provide a better imaging strength, and it is expected that this MRI method will help to identify high risk patients. This is a world first, and will be a pilot study on dialysis patients over a two year period.

Registered charity no. 252892, registered Scottish charity no. SC039245

Kidney Research UK contact details:

www.kidneyresearchuk.org

enquiries@kidneyresearchuk.org

T 0845 070 7601