The Oxford Young Adult Clinic is funded entirely through donation. Although the young adult clinic is its separate entity, it is not an independent charity and falls under the Oxford kidney unit trust fund (charity number 270869) funds raised are then channeled to the Oxford young adult clinic. We welcome fundraising for the clinic and the crazier the ideas the better. If you are thinking of choosing us please get in touch to discuss.
Renaissance Crystal healing donation.
Back in July the incredibly generous Renaissance Crystal healing kindly offered to raffle an amazing healing crystal with the takings being donated to the young adult clinic. This stylish piece was highly sought after, with an incredible £500 being raised and one lucky ticket winner receiving the prize possession. The Oxford young adult clinic was chosen due to a personal connection with one of the young adult patients. After seeing first-hand how the work the Oxford young adult carries out changes young people’s lives, Renaissance Crystal healing kindly offered to help our self-funded organisation. The takings from this raffle will go directly towards supporting young adults diagnosed with kidney failure and ensure the clinic can continue to run and carry out its great work.
Patient turns into Master Baker
During lockdown what else was there to do other than bake? Inspired by the bake off, Emily Faulkner a patient under the car of the Oxford Young Adult clinic decided she wanted to give something back to the service which has helped her over the years. She decided to bake a selection of yummy cakes and sell them in her local community raising money for the young adult clinic. She raised an impressive £265 keeping the local residents well fueled.
MA Group Charity Golf Day
June 2019 saw the 3rd time MA Group have chosen the young adult clinic as their charity for their annual golf day.
Due a personal connection within the company, they have seen first hand how the work the clinic carries out changes young peoples lives and wanted to give something back. The weather was yet again stunning as the golfers descended on the Oxfordshire Golf Club course. The golf was average but the spirit of the day excellent with the golfers enjoying the course immensely, and the non-golfers thoroughly enjoyed the beer cadies, spa treatments and chef masterclass. Aaron James, the compere, was on top form again during the dinner and awards presentations and it was a fantastic social event. Thank you the MA group for supporting us over the years and donating money to help young adults with kidney failure.
2 staff members and a patient complete Oxford Half
Oxford Young Adult Clinic are incredibly proud of the three hero's who completed the quite frankly miserable Oxford Half raising money for the Young Adult Clinic. On perhaps the wettest day of the year where it did not stop raining from start to finish Daley Cross (youth worker), Ali Smith, (Advanced nurse practionaire) and Mark Tompkinson (patient) braved the showers to tackle the 13.2 mile course. Mark a Multi-organ transplant patient of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS said; “The Oxford Young Adult Clinic is a small charity that is doing some amazing work with young people who have endured lifesaving transplant surgery. Undergoing transplant surgery is tough in itself but what follows is a lifetime of anxiety around transplant rejection, frequent hospital visits and management of anti-rejection medication. Many of us find this a real challenge. We just want to get on with our lives. However, the work this charity is doing is truly inspiring, providing educational and practical support for young adults, raising self-esteem and a positive mind-set towards their transplant and after care management.” Both Daley and Ali jumped at the chance to support Mark in the Oxford Half Marathon and help raise funds for the Young Adult Clinic. All money raised from the event will support the young adults get back into sport, and to help with travel costs when competing at events.
Daley Cross, who runs the YAC and has completed two 109km cycle rides, said: "I think I will stick to cycling... Having been involved in the clinic for five years, I have seen first-hand the difference the Oxford Young Adult Clinic is making to young people’s lives. Being a self-funded service it can be difficult to maintain the funds, so events such as the Oxford Half Marathon are vital to allow us to continue to run and provide excellent care for our patients.”
We are pleased to say all three completed the tricky route in under three hours with Ali and Mark receiving a time of 2hrs 54 and Daley 2hrs 13. A huge effort team!