Slimmers boost dialysis campaign’s funds

Joe Johnstone accepted a cheque for �200 on behalf of the island's kidney dialysis unit campaign from members of Bute's Slimming World group.
Joe Johnstone accepted a cheque for �200 on behalf of the island's kidney dialysis unit campaign from members of Bute's Slimming World group.

Bute’s kidney dialysis unit campaign has received a welcome boost this week thanks to the members of the island’s Slimming World group.

A cheque for £200 was presented to Joe Johnstone, a current dialysis patient, by the local group who raised the sum through money collected at their weekly raffle.

Joe thanked the group for their continued support, as this is the third occasion they’ve raised money for the island campaign which hopes to bring a dialysis unti to Bute. An island-based unit would save patients from having to travel three times a week to the mainland for the life-saving treatment.