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We’ve lent our support to Uqbah’s kidney appeal

We were delighted to help the family of a local child launch their appeal to find a kidney donor.

Bradford teenager, Uqbah Mohammed, has stage five chronic kidney disease and has to undergo dialysis three times a week. Her aunt, Naila Khan, approached the Grass Hoppers team at Tong Garden Centre as a potential location for the BBC to film an appeal to find a donor.

“We requested for the filming to take place at Grass Hoppers due to this being Uqbah’s favourite play area. With Uqbah’s special needs, we wanted her to be filmed in a place where she would be happy and comfortable; therefore, we couldn’t think of a better location,” said Mrs Khan.  

Our Group Head of Play, Caroline Ellis said: “We were delighted to welcome Uqbar and her family to Grass Hoppers to launch the appeal for a potentially life-saving kidney donor. We were able to create a special session for the family to have the play area to themselves. We wish them every success with their search for a donor.”

Potential donors would need to be blood group O and ideally come from a South Asian background, but people of all ethnicities are invited to contact leedskidneyappeal@nhs.net to find out more.

Thank you and all your wonderful team at Grass Hoppers for their immense support before, on the day and now. Uqbah and our whole family is greatly touched by all the kindness!,” concluded Mrs Khan.

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