Walk to help to two kidney charities

Wakefield Express

A walk will raise cash to help people with kidney problems and awareness of the need for more organ donors.

Scott Fairbrass, who is recovering from a kidney transplant, and friends have organised the walk from the Carleton pub in Pontefract on Sunday, July 26.

Mr Fairbrass, 31, suffered a kidney failure when he was 24, and has been on the list for a transplant ever since.

After his condition worsened, Mr Fairbrass was told he had around six months before he would have to start going to hospital for dialysis three times a week.

Tests were carried out and his friend Lee Scott was found to be an almost perfect match.

But then a deceased donor was found and the transplant operation was carried out five weeks ago. Continue reading