Dan Russell throws a Tea Party

Dan said: “I was lucky enough to receive a kidney transplant in October 2016. I’m doing great and this was my opportunity to give something back. Without Kidney Research, I would not have been able to have the transplant with such success.”

The Russell family were on hand to support Dan with the Afternoon Tea and Bake Sale, by making flyers and of course, baking delicious treats for the day, including cakes, cupcakes, scones and brownies.

But the goodwill didn’t stop there. The Orton Waterville Methodist Church offered free use of the village hall, meaning that all money raised could go straight to Kidney Research!

Dan continued: “The event was a huge success. Donations were very generous and a few people even visited that were on the waiting list for a transplant. It was a great opportunity to talk about my experience and listen to other people’s.”

Kate Wood, Head of Knowledge and Culture, added: “At Chess, we encourage all our people to play their part in the wider community, and we are happy to match £100 as soon as one of our people has raised £100.

“We all love Dan and all missed him while he was off after the transplant earlier this year, so it’s great to see him back and help support him in his fundraising.”

Currently, Dan has raised an amazing £420 and his Just Giving page is still open for donations. If you’d like to support Dan on his journey, click here.