NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, joined fellow AM’s on World Kidney Day to show his support for a Welsh charity.
Mr Hamilton, was backing the work of the Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales during an event held at the Assembly in Cardiff.
The charity was inaugurated in March 2013 in memory of Paul Popham, who had lived over half his life as a kidney patient, despite his illness lead a positive life – raising a family of four, working shifts as a fitter and turner, managing a local football team and an active member of the Labour Party.
The Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales was set-up to encourage all kidney patients in Wales and show that they too can lead a positive life. In January 2015 the Paul Popham Fund gained charity status and in July 2016 relaunched a Befriending Service to help give advice and support to Kidney Patients.
Mr Hamilton said: “I was delighted to attend the event and meet Joanne Popham, the Chief Executive Officer, to learn more about the charity, and how it continues to develop. The dedication of the team involved in running the fund is admirable.
“The charity’s aim is to help kidney patients lead a better quality of life and the support it gives to people is amazing.
“It was an excellent idea to showcase its work and raise awareness of chronic kidney disease, in conjunction with World Kidney Day, an annual global event, which I fully support.”