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Hi every one.

This is an update on the kidney45challenge. Well, I have completed 3 challenges for march. But due to health reasons (not been well for a week or so) I have had to postpone 2 challenges till later in the year.

The challenges were:-

Challenge 7) Not to drink tea , coffee, coke or any caffeine drinks for a month.

I thought this was going to be extremely difficult for me as I do love a cup of tea in the morning but I have found this relatively easy and not missed tea, coffee or coke.

Challenge 8) Learn to speak Spanish (year challenge).

I have started this challenge and will learn to speak Spanish with my son.

Challenge 9) Dye hair red or pink.

I chose pink. The first attempt to dye my hair was unsuccessful as my hair is too dark. So we decided it was best if we bleached my hair first and dye it blonde before trying to dyeing it pink.

The challenges for April are:-

Challenge 10. Don’t drink alcohol for a month

Challenge 11. Don’t speak for the whole day.

Challenge 12. Complete 25 push ups and 50 sit ups in one go

I am still looking for more ideas. So if you have any challenge ideas please let me know.

http://www.kidney45challenge.com

Why am I doing this? Well to raise awareness for kidney disease and organ transplantation.

 •More than 10,000 people need an organ transplant in the UK.

•3,000 people a year die while on dialysis and more than 350 people a year die while waiting for a kidney transplant, that’s one person every day. The average waiting time for a kidney on the transplant list is about 1,000 days.

•Around 6000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant

•Only 2500 kidney transplantations take place each year.

Organ Donation Save Lives

www.organdonation.nhs.uk/

As well as raising awareness it is my intention to raise money for the British Kidney Patient Association who do wonderful work for those affected by kidney disease by providing grants to those that need it. And without their help last year I would not have been able to go on holiday to Mexico with my family.

Some come on every body, please sponsor me and put yourself on the donor list.

http://www.justgiving.com/kidney45challenge/

Catch you next time :).


Hi every one.

This is an update on the kidney45challenge. Well, what a busy couple of days its has been trying to complete the challenges for February. It has been very tiring.

So what were my challenges for february?

Challenge 3) Not to eat spicy food or any food containing chillies, curry or spices for a month.

I thought this was going to be extremely difficult for me as I love my hot spicy food and have a curry 2 or 3 times a week. At the start of the month Simone, my lovely wife, hid all my spices, chillies and curry stuff at my mother-in-laws so that I wasn’t tempted. And I achieved it :). I managed a whole month without eating anything spicy. And on Tuesday (which coincidently is my birthday) I will treat myself to a curry.

Challenge 4) Get invited to downing street to meet the prime minister.

Well this was sort of completed. But instead of Downing street I was invited to the houses of parliament to meet the prime Minister (David Cameron) and my local MP (Edward Timpson).

last month I sent an email to Downing Street explaining my situation and my 45 challenges. And that 1 of the challenges was to meet the PM. I got a lovely letter back from the PM inviting me and family to see the PM at parliament. So on the 25th february we took the train down to London and was met by a nice young man called Dan Large who showed us around the houses of parliament and explained the history behind which was very interesting. We were then met by Edward Timpson and ushered into an office with David Cameron. David Cameron was a lovely man and took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us. We chatted about my health, my 45 challenges, organ donation and then he had a chat with Oscar about him being Home Educated. I must admit I was bit starstruck and loss for words. It was all very surreal :).

 

Challenge 5) Appear on local radio.

I was invited by Liz Southall from RedShift Radio (which is the local online radio station for crewe) to appear on her shown on Thursday 26th February. We chatted about my illness, organ donation and my 45 challenges.

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And Challenge 6) Learn to count to 20 in Welsh.

Well I have completed this. This was very difficult as it is extremely difficult to remember things (due to my condition) I found it very hard to retain it. Plus I have been extremely tired and fatigued the past couple of days but I did it. Here is a short video.

So what are my challenges for March? They are:-

Challenge 7. Dont drink tea, coffee, coke or caffeine drinks for a month

Challenge 8. Complete 25 push ups and 50 sit ups in one go

Challenge 9. Dye hair red

Challenge 10. Learn to speak spanish (year challenge)

Challenge 11. Hot Chili or Curry Challenge

I have 35 challenges planned so far for this year, so still looking for more ideas.

http://www.kidney45challenge.com

If you have any challenge ideas please let me know.

So why am I doing this, Well to raise awareness for kidney disease and organ transplantation.

 •More than 10,000 people need an organ transplant in the UK.

•3,000 people a year die while on dialysis and more than 350 people a year die while waiting for a kidney transplant, that’s one person every day. The average waiting time for a kidney on the transplant list is about 1,000 days.

•Around 6000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant

•Only 2500 kidney transplantations take place each year.

Organ Donation Save Lives

www.organdonation.nhs.uk/

As well as raising awareness it is my intention to raise money for the British Kidney Patient Association who do wonderful work for those affected by kidney disease by providing grants to those that need it. And without their help last year I would not have been able to go on holiday to Mexico with my family.

Some come on every body, please sponsor me,

http://www.justgiving.com/kidney45challenge/

Catch you next time :).


Hi every one.

Well, I did it… I managed a whole month without shaving. It was hard at first as it was extremely itchy.

And so today… It was shaved all off:)

So that’s it, the challenges planned for january have been completed. Challenge 2, if you recall, was to stay in bed all day which I did back at the beginning of the month.

My next challenges for february are:-

1) Not to eat spicy food or any food containing chillies, curry or spices for a month. This is going to be extremely difficult for me as I love my hot spicy food and have a curry 2 or 3 times a week. Simone, will be hiding all my spices, chillies and curry stuff. I had my last curry take away for a month last night :(.

2) Get invited to downing street to meet the prime minister. Well I am working on this as we speak. WATCH THIS SPACE.

3) Appear on local radio, Well this is going to happen towards end of february, again, WATCH THIS SPACE.

And 4) Learn to count to 20 in Welsh. This is going to be hard.  :).

I have 35 challenges planned so far for this year, so still looking for more ideas.

http://www.kidney45challenge.com

If you have any challenge ideas please let me know.

So why am I doing this, Well to raise awareness for kidney disease and organ transplantation.

 •More than 10,000 people need an organ transplant in the UK.

•3,000 people a year die while on dialysis and more than 350 people a year die while waiting for a kidney transplant, that’s one person every day. The average waiting time for a kidney on the transplant list is about 1,000 days.

•Around 6000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant

•Only 2500 kidney transplantations take place each year.

Organ Donation Save Lives

www.organdonation.nhs.uk/

As well as raising awareness it is my intention to raise money for the British Kidney Patient Association who do wonderful work for those affected by kidney disease by providing grants to those that need it. And without their help last year I would not have been able to go on holiday to Mexico with my family.

Some come on every body, please sponsor me,

http://www.justgiving.com/kidney45challenge/

Catch you next time :).