A charity fundraising dinner and disco to raise awareness of altruistic kidney donation – the act of giving a kidney to a stranger – is being staged this Friday by Swindon businesswoman Jasie Rai.
Jasie, director of The Sales and Marketing Hub, is hosting the ladies’ charity night of delicious Indian food and entertainment to raise money for national charity Give a Kidney.
It takes place from 6.30pm at Supermarine Sports and Social Club, South Marston.
Jasie said: “As someone with one kidney following a nephrectomy (removal of a diseased kidney) on one and a pyeloplasty (surgical reconstruction) on the other, I understand the urgent need for more people to consider donating kidneys.
“There are currently more than 6,000 people on the waiting list for a kidney transplant in the UK, and around 300 people die each year while waiting. Humans only need one kidney so if more healthy people came forward to give theirs, more lives could be saved.
“The event hopes to create a fun and memorable evening, both raising money, but just as importantly, raising awareness of this need and encouraging people to go and find out how they can help.”
The event is sponsored by The Sales and Marketing Hub, which provides B2B lead generation and business development using intelligent non-scripted telemarketing.
Also supporting he event are The Khyber, MLL Print & Digital, Cross Street Radio Cars, DJ Gamma, Supermarine Sports and Social Club and family, friends and associates.
Chris Burns Cox, chair of Give A Kidney, who will attend the event, said: “Sincere thanks to Jasie and The Sales and Marketing Hub for running this event to help us raise awareness of altruistic kidney donation.
“At Give a Kidney we aim to raise awareness of the fact that humans only need one kidney and fit, healthy people can consider giving a kidney ‘altruistically’ – i.e. to a stranger, considerably improving the recipient’s quality of life and life expectancy. Living kidney donation has been taking place in the UK since the 1960s and is now widely-practised across the country. Although the number of altruistic donors is on the increase, there is still a long way to go before we make a real dent on the length of the waiting list.”
Tickets for the event are £25 and include a three-course hot buffet, music and entertainment.
For tickets, sponsorship and donations call 07771 556185 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
People wishing to consider giving the gift of a kidney to someone can find out more at www.giveakidney.org.