ABP raises £40,000 for kidney research

A gala hosted by ABP has raised £40,000 for kidney research, following the company’s Lurgan plant manager and wife undergoing successful kidney surgery.

ABP Lurgan’s plant manager Seamus Kenny and wife Pauline both went through kidney surgery operations at Belfast City Hospital, where they were accepted onto a paired exchange programme with another couple, due to Pauline not being a compatible donor for Seamus.

ABP Lurgan and ABP Newry organised the gala to show their support for the family and appreciation of the care they received.

With over 600 people attending and supporting the charity gala ball, the money was raised in aid of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund.

Consultant transplant nephrologist Dr Aisling Courtney from the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund said: “The proceeds of this evening will make a huge difference to fighting kidney disease. In these economic times, all funds are much appreciated and such a large sum will go a long way to assisting others with kidney illness. We’re thrilled Seamus and Pauline have made a full recovery and we wish them all the best for the future.”

The fund promotes research into the causes, prevention and possible cure for kidney disease.

Seamus Kenny said: “I would just like to thank all my ABP colleagues for attending this evening and supporting a very worthy cause. Pauline and I received extraordinary care at a difficult time for the family and I have no doubt that the money raised this evening for the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund will benefit other individuals with kidney disease”.


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