HiB are proud to be supporting PKD, a charity dedicated to supporting adults and children across the UK who have Polycystic Kidney Disease.
To help the PKD charity to continue their vital work, HiB has organised a huge charity auction event! All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the organisation and we need you to help us raise as much money as possible!
To ensure that the auction can go ahead, we have organised for the auction to be held online on Friday 24th September 2021 at 7pm. Those joining in will have the opportunity to see all the auction lots via a digital brochure ahead of the event and will be able to bid on as many prizes as they would like.
More information about the online auction will be released soon. To be added to our mailing list for updates about the auction, click here.
If you’re a business and would like to donate a prize for the auction. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
In exchange for your donation, you will receive recognition across our marketing, promotion and coverage of the event and be listed as one of the auction’s supporters.
All prizes donated to the auction are gratefully received.
The auction is open to everyone, however those wishing to take part will need to sign up in order to receive the digital brochure and the link to the online auction.
Register your interest for the auction:
Digital prizes and online voucher will be sent out via email, using the email provided to sign up to the event.
All other prizes will be sent out via home delivery.
Yes! We have created a JustGiving page so that anyone wishing to make a donation can do so.
Click here to visit the JustGiving page.
PKD is an inherited disease in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within your kidneys, causing them to enlarge and lose function. In addition, it can also cause cysts to form in the liver, lead to brain aneurysms, heart and bowel problems. Affecting over 12M people globally, it’s the most common genetic kidney disease, and the 4th leading cause of kidney failure. There is a 50% chance that any offspring of someone with PKD will inherit the disease, affecting males and females equally. PKD is currently incurable.
Founded and led by patients, doctors, and family members, the PKD charity is the only UK charity solely dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Since 2000 the charity has been helping people to live life as fully as possible by providing the best 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
In the UK 70,000 adults and children are affected by the more common form of PKD – Autosomal Dominant PKD (ADPKD)
ADPKD is caused by mutations in one or more genes causing them to function abnormally. ADPKD is characterized by numerous fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys and often the liver and pancreas. Over time, the cysts grow and multiply, replacing normal healthy tissue and causing the kidneys to lose their function. Kidneys can enlarge up to 4 times their regular size and weigh up to 100 times more.
There are around 2,000 children and a few adults affected by the rarer form – Autosomal Recessive PKD (ARPKD)
ARPKD is a very severe disease: about 1 in every 3 babies with suspected or confirmed ARPKD dies from breathing problems during the first 4 weeks after birth. But, about 9 in ten 10 (89%) who survive the first 4 weeks of life are still alive at 5 years old.
The PKD charity promotes awareness of PKD and supports the funding of research into discovering the causes of PKD and into developing treatments and a cure.
For more information about the PKD charity, visit https://pkdcharity.org.uk/