October 2020 News

We have a quarterly newsletter sent to members. If you have articles for submission, please email Steve Trimnell. It is with sadness that we have to announce the death of former committee member Dick Cooke.  Dick was diagnosed with cancer in a kidney in 1995. Surgeons removed the affected organ – and two years later he had another …

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October 2018 News

Defenders 4 Kidneys A few Bakpa committee members met up with Barry Jacobs and other Defenders 4 Kidneys team members at Southmead Hospital on Monday 25th June, on Day 3 of their journey. Barry had a kidney transplant 8 ½ years ago, and wanted to raise money for Kidney Research UK with this tour around UK …

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June 2018 News

Walking Offa’s Dyke Path for BAKPA Well done to Pete Sayers and his wife Jacqui on completing their walk. Pete’s main aim was to encourage people to sign up to be an organ donor. In addition he raised a lot of money for BAKPA: Here is Pete’s account: In the 1980s I was unlucky enough …

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January 2017 News

Christmas Social 2016 Held on Saturday 26th November at Begbrooke and Stapleton Community Centre. Around 40 people attended and I have to say that I personally enjoyed it very much. There was much fun and laughter as well as a disco, Tombola ran by the wonderful Andy and Anne Strange. Where do they get all …

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November 2016 News

Bristol Drama Group Donation The Bartholomites are a drama group based in St Andrews, Bristol. Every year they perform a pantomime and this year it was Dick Whittington. They always choose a charity to support and ask the audience if they would like to put money in a collection pot after each of the four …

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2015 News

Valerie Coombe’s Celebration Congratulations to Valerie – 80 years old and 38 years of her transplanted kidney Great Grandmother Valerie Coombe of Charlton Kings, near Cheltenham recently celebrated her 80th birthday with her husband Pete, Son and two grandsons and one granddaughter, three great grandsons and one great granddaughter and all her family and friends at …

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