Choctober 2019 Choctober 2019 Choctober is back for another year, if you have not heard of Choctober before, it’s where we ask you to give up chocolate for the month of October, this is because lots of kidney patients are not allowed to eat chocolate, so to highlight kidney disease and raise some vital funds we would love you to take part. To receive your fundraising pack please email [email protected] or call 01909 544999 and to set up a JustGiving page for Choctober please click here Choctober JustGiving Everyone that fundraises will receive a certificate and chocolate bar once they have completed Choctober, and the person that has raised the most sponsorship will receive a chocolate hamper. Sarah Lincoln is taking part in the NKF Choctober Challenge. Here is her reason why.“In May 2017 unbeknown to us Sheamus was born with possible Jeunes syndrome effecting chest, liver, kidneys, eyes and bones. This was a massive shock and turned our world upside down. We took our bundle of joy home with home oxygen after an 8-week stay in Newborn Intensive Care Unit. In July 2018, we were rushed to Manchester Children Hospital when we were told he had now got end stage 5 kidney failure. We wasn't expecting this to happen so soon in his life. He needed an operation for the PD catheter but even the professional doctors were unsure if he was even going to make it through the anaesthetic with him having thoracic dystrophy, then there was the risk of the PD not working. He made it through the operation and stayed on High Dependency Unit for 30 minutes before going back to the ward. He stayed at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for 6 weeks where we started his dialysis. We are now back home having 12 hours dialysis every night and pump feeds. He is doing great, just needs to reach the magic height and weight for a transplant. We as a family will be giving up chocolate in support of little Shaemus and other kidney patients that struggle every day with this life threatening disease. Giving up chocolate sounds so simple but in fact it has a massive impact on the health of some kidney patients. We are grateful that Shaemus has been given the opportunity to have his dialysis with his loved ones in the comfort of his own home.” If you would like to take part in our Choctober challenge, please contact us on 01909 544999 , email [email protected] and request your fundraising pack today or visit https://www.kidney.org.uk/Event/choctober-2019Everyone that fundraises will receive a certificate and chocolate bar once they have completed Choctober, and the person that has raised the most sponsorship will receive a chocolate hamper. Thank you to Mums Net for their support https://www.mumsnet.com/ Booking for this event has now closed.