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Kidney patient completes charity ride

PUBLISHED: 11:27 25 July 2010 | UPDATED: 20:24 01 August 2010

A former kidney dialysis patient from south Norfolk has completed a cycle ride from London to Paris as a thank you to a charity that helped him through his illness.

A former kidney dialysis patient from south Norfolk has completed a cycle ride from London to Paris as a thank you to a charity that helped him through his illness.

Dairy farmer Jim Moore was diagnosed with acute kidney failure in 2007 and received a life saving transplant 10 months later.

The 41-year-old from Winfarthing, is set to smash his £1,500 target and raise £5,000 for Kidney Research UK following a three-day cycle from England's capital to the Eiffel Tower.

The gruelling 318-mile ride comes after Mr Moore underwent three days of kidney dialysis treatment a week at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital between October 2007 and August 2008 before receiving a new kidney from a dead 60-year-old organ donor.

The farmer, who wants to do more charity cycle rides in the future, completed the challenge on July 4.

He said: “I had dialysis for ten months before the kidney transplant and it has changed my life and I wanted to raise the money to say thank you and show how much I appreciate it.”

“It was a good challenge and a tough one and I want to do it again next year. I'll have to do more hill training because it is more than I'm used to in Norfolk!”

Mr Moore was supported by the Harleston Young Farmers Club, which raised more than £1,000 for the cause as part of a charity clay pigeon shoot.


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