Taith Dros Gymru Virtual Challenge

Journey across Wales, uniting our kidney community. Walk, jog or cycle and virtually visit 18 Dialysis Units in Wales, raising vital funds for Kidney Wales.

531 miles, 18 units and 365 days to complete the virtual challenge.

What is it?

We have an exciting new challenge for 2021 which we'd love you to be part of! Help unite our Kidney Community by joining our virtual Taith Dros Gymru!

Walk, jog or cycle 531 mile tour of Wales, virtually visiting each of the 18 dialysis units across the country.

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Sign-up to your challenge

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Share, and ask family and friends to support you

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Upload your miles as you go

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Complete and claim your bespoke Taith dros Gymru medal

We know 531 miles is a challenge, but how you complete the challenge is up to you! You can walk, jog or cycle the distance and you have a full year to complete the challenge. That is 1.5 miles a day, 5,000 steps each day across the year and you will have succeeded and completed the challenge.

About

The cost to enter is £20 per person, your entry fee will include a Kidney Wales face covering, fundraising pack, the full support of the Kidney Wales team in taking on your virtual challenge as well as a bespoke Taith dros Gymru medal to celebrate your incredible achievements upon completion of the challenge.

The challenge will begin on World Kidney Day 2021 Thursday 11th of March and will end on 11th of March 2022. This certainly is an almighty challenge, If you feel you are able to gain support from friends and family as you take on the challenge please consider collecting donations on behalf of Kidney Wales throughout your virtual journey.

Your journey will include virtual visits to: Alltwen, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Mold, Wrexham Maelor, Welshpool, Llandrindod Wells, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypool, Newport, Cardiff North (Pentwyn), University Hospital of Wales Cardiff, Cardiff South, Llantrisant, Morriston, Glangwili, Haverfordwest, Aberystwyth.

Kidney Wales

Kidney Wales is the leading kidney charity in Wales specialising in supporting over 20,000 kidney patients, and their families, whilst living with the impacts of Chronic Kidney Disease. We fund patient research, provide grants during times of hardship and fund wellbeing projects improving the lives of those battling the condition.

Our Vision

Uniting the Welsh kidney community to enable pioneering world class care, support and well-being services.

Our Mission

The objectives for our work are to generate and use diverse resources sustainably and responsibly to:

  • Deliver education and awareness raising activity
  • Work in partnership with other organisations to enhance the experience and well-being of the kidney community
  • Invest our funds in support services and enhancing facilities and equipment to add value to statutory funding and improve patient care and well-being
  • Develop innovative programmes in research for the benefit of kidney patients in the Welsh community

We will achieve this by:

  • There are estimated to be 20,000 patients suffering from kidney disease in Wales.
  • With the significant help of our supporters, Kidney Wales helps patients by:
  • Providing information, advice and assistance to patients and their families;
  • Making grants available through a Well-being Fund for patients;
  • Working alongside the NHS to invest in targeted support for kidney patients;
  • Running research projects that benefit Welsh kidney patients.

Stories

Barney's Mum Says

"Barney currently has a vesicostomy which is high up on his tummy. This means his nappies leak a lot, every day he has to have lots of changes of clothes. He has an overactive bladder which means he produces a lot of urine and can become dehydrated very fast."

Read Barney's Story

Jade's Mum says

"I think more needs to be done to raise awareness of kidney disease, especially as the illness is becoming more and more common in younger children."

Read Jade's Story

Frequently Asked Questions

A virtual event gives you the freedom to complete wherever you want, at your own pace and enables you to stay safe through the Covid-19 pandemic.

As this is a virtual event you'll be completing it on your own, or with socially distanced friends etc. in a location of your choosing. Therefore to earn your medal, you need to submit evidence that you have covered the distance.

Evidence can be anything that proves you have covered the full distance of your virtual event. For example screenshots from tracking apps.

To submit the evidence that you've completed your virtual event distance, log in by clicking 'My Account'.Complete the required fields and upload your evidence screenshots or photos. Confirm all the details are correct and hit the 'Submit Evidence' button. You'll see an on-screen confirmation that your evidence has been submitted.

Evidence should be uploaded in the form of a screenshot. Accepted formats are .jpg, .jpeg and .png.