The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund Projects


The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund Charity Race was founded in 1990 and has raised €1.6 million to date.  They have invested these funds in projects that improve the quality of life for patients on dialysis, projects that establish ways to maximise the life span of the transplanted kidney and identify projects that examine the causes that lead to renal failure. The PKRF had no major projects during 2020 and 2021 as they had no Race due to Covid However - The PKRF has supported the following projects from 2016 to 2019:   

  • €150,000 donated to open a new renal unit at Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin.
  • €50,000 donated to support 2 kidney related research projects under the guidance of the Irish Nephrology Society.
  • €60,000 donated to continue our Art Therapy programs for Dialysis Patients in Tallaght & Waterford Dialysis Units.
  • €10,000 donated to our Sports Program for Dialysis & Transplant Patients.
  • Organised trips to Lourdes for Dialysis patients.
  • Organised Dietary Books for Dialysis patients.


In 2022, The PKRF is looking forward to partnering with the Irish Kidney Association to set up a Pilot Peer Support Program to help Kidney Patients and their Families.  We will set up a Support network for patients and their families who are starting out on the road to Dialysis or looking at the possibility of a life - saving Kidney Transplant.  This support network will enable people to reach out and connect with a trained Volunteer, to discuss their concerns about Dialysis and Transplantation.

The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund uses the Charity Race as a major Organ Donor Awareness Event in Ireland.  Indeed the simple measure of carrying an Organ Donor Card or having the conversation about Organ Donation and informing one’s next of kin of one’s wish to donate organs can save someone’s life.


For more information please contact James Nolan at 086/2349919.


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We are a Registered Company (Tax Reference 64270888) and a Registered Charity (CHY 16613) since 2005.
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