25th November 2021

HiB’s charity auction raises thousands for PKD Charity

Staff at HiB have raised thousands of pounds for a worthy cause through a virtual auction.

The event raised £4,234 for The PKD Charity, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).

The auction, which was held on Zoom, saw staff from across the company bid for a wide range of lots that had been donated by local businesses. Funds for the charity were gathered from the sale of the lots, with HiB match funding the amount to bring the total to £4,234.

Talking about the charity auction, HiB’s Managing Director Robert Ginsberg said: “The PKD charity is a fantastic charity that looks to support those affected with Polycystic Kidney Disease and their families. HiB’s charity committee worked incredibly hard to organise the event, which was a fantastic evening for all. Thank you to everyone that joined us on the night and placed a bid and to all the businesses that kindly donated the lots.”

Since 2000, The PKD Charity has been helping people to live life as fully as possible by providing year-round support, tools and inspiration. Their mission is to campaign to raise awareness, improve services, and fund research into discovering better treatments, new treatments, and a cure for PKD.

Tess Harris, CEO of the PKD Charity said: “We were overwhelmed to receive your incredibly generous £4,234 donation. PKD or polycystic kidney disease affects about 70,000 adults and children in the UK. It’s the world’s most common inherited kidney disease and is incurable. Because it’s inherited, PKD affects generations of families. Our mission is to support everyone whose lives are affected by PKD. We also fund much-needed research. We can only continue this work thanks to the generosity of companies like yours.”

For more information about the PKD charity visit https://pkdcharity.org.uk/