Sidney da Kidney

Sidney da Kidney is based at the Stoke Mandeville branch. His mission is to raise funds for the SCKPA by going on as many holidays as possible during the year.  Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sidney is not currently available. If you are interested in taking him on a holiday to help raise funds, email Jose who will make contact when restrictions are lifted.

You can book him for £1 per day or £5 per week, depending on how long you will be away. There are prizes awarded annually for the person who:

  • takes him furthest from his home base in Stoke Mandeville
  • takes him highest above the ground (aeroplanes don't count but if you skydive with him the height you jump from does count)

  • you can gain extra miles if you have his passport stamped on entering or leaving a country

  • extra miles are also awarded if you have his photo taken with a local policeman

Please note: as Sidney resides in Stoke Mandeville, arrangements need to be made to hand him over in time for his trip. This may involve arranging a convenient meeting place and time, or, if not possible, being sent by post. The latter will incur additional costs to cover the two-way postage.

Please contact José Rico-Diaz to make a booking and arrange Sidney's collection and return.

He comes with his own passport and travel bag and to-date his travels have taken him to:

  • Snowdonia and up Snowdon
  • Falkland Islands
  • Land's End
  • Kenya and the top of Kilimanjaro
  • Father Christmas at the North Pole
  • Toulouse, La Rochelle and Dublin to watch rugby
  • India and the Taj Mahal
  • Christmas market in Germany
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Waddesdon horse event
  • New York and the Metropolitan Opera 
  • Dublin to sample the Guinness 

May 2021 Sidney is back again and plans to start raising money again for SCKPA. Click here for his latest update and photos