By Anita Jaynes on 10 November, 2013

A small business based in Swindon is holding a charity fundraising dinner and disco to raise awareness of altruistic kidney donation (the act of giving a kidney to a stranger).

Jasie Rai, Director of The Sales and Marketing Hub, is hosting a Ladies Charity Night of delicious Indian food and entertainment to raise money for national charity Give a Kidney on 13 December from 6.30pm at Supermarine Sports and Social Club, South Marston, Swindon.

She said: “As someone with one kidney following a nephrectomy on one and a pyeloplasty on the other, I understand the urgent need for more people to consider donating kidneys. There are currently more than 6000 people on the waiting list for a kidney transplant in the UK, and around 300 people die each year whilst waiting for a kidney transplant. Humans only need one kidney so if more healthy people came forward to give theirs, more lives could be saved.”

The event hopes to create a fun and memorable evening, both raising money, but just as importantly, raising awareness of this need and encouraging people to go and find out how they can help.

The evening is being sponsored by Jasie’s company The Sales and Marketing Hub which offers B2B lead generation and business development using an intelligent non-scripted telemarketing approach to any companies looking to grow their business in the UK.

The event would not be possible without support from The Khyber, MLL Print & Digital, Cross Street Radio Cars, DJ Gamma, Supermarine Sports and Social Club and family, friends and associates. Tickets for the event are £25 and include a 3 course hot buffet, a great variety of music and entertainment as well as the chance to win many raffle prizes.  Donations for the raffle are most welcome.

For tickets, sponsorship and donations please call 07771 556185 or send an email to jasie.rai@thesalesandmarketinghub.co.uk

Jasie would also like to help local companies promote their businesses and is offering an opportunity to display business cards/leaflets at the event for a £10 donation.  Many businesses like Honeystone Digital Marketing in Devizes, Kam’s Motor Clinic, Amy (Beauty Salon) and Derek James Scott Garden have snapped up this opportunity.  However, many more are still available.

Chris Burns Cox, chair of Give A Kidney, who will attend the event, said: “Sincere thanks to Jasie and The Sales and Marketing Hub for running this event to help us raise awareness of altruistic kidney donation. At Give a Kidney we aim to raise awareness of the fact that humans only need one kidney and fit, healthy people can consider giving a kidney ‘altruistically’ – ie to a stranger, considerably improving the recipient’s quality of life and life expectancy. Living kidney donation has been taking place in the UK since the 1960s and is now widely-practised across the UK. Although the number of altruistic donors is on the increase, there is still a long way to go before we make a real dent on the length of the waiting list.”

People wishing to consider giving the gift of a kidney to someone can find out more at www.giveakidney.org.