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Nadine continues to support Exeter Renal Unit with Mad Nad’s Kidney Machine


Nadine Ridge, the daughter of a renal patient, has continued to support the Exeter Kidney Unit Trust Fund with a further donation of £2,100.

Nadine first started fundraising for the Kidney Unit in 2014 with her specially customised Lambretta Scooter – or her ‘Mad Nads Kidney Machine’ as she calls it – which has been decorated with images and information about kidney health to help raise awareness of chronic kidney disease.

Nadine’s father Michael is currently being treated for kidney failure at an RD&E outreach clinic in Taunton. His diagnosis inspired Nadine to want to raise awareness of the condition and highlight to others how to spot the signs of kidney failure.

Since the customisation of her scooter in June 2014, she has been  attending scooter rallies across the country and abroad with her scooter club, ‘The Scootermaniacs’,  to raise funds for the Kidney Unit. With the help of her club, Nadine has been holding raffles, putting on cream teas, cooking Sunday lunches and making English breakfasts at rallies for hungry scooter enthusiasts.  She also holds a yearly Open Day in Dawlish with John Hooper from Killerpaint, who had sprayed the murals on her scooter.

Nadine recently visited the Kindey Unit to hand over her next instalment of her fundraising cash – £2,100 raised throughout 2016/17 – to Consultant Nephrologist Dr Chris Mulgrew and Clinical Service Associate for Renal Sue Trew.

Previous donations from Nadine have been used to help redecorate and furnish the quiet room for patients and relatives on the Kidney Unit, and for the installation of a new door into the courtyard garden from Creedy.  


Added 14 June 2017

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