Other Committee Members
Sheila Otway: Secretary email
"I am not a kidney patient. I was a full time secretary in the Kidney Unit for 16 years and joined the SCKPA in 1986.
I joined the committee as secretary in 2002 after I had retired from full time work. I became Membership Secretary in 2004. It is a pleasure and humbling to serve an association of such stoic patients and their partners."
Mike Sinfield: Representative to NKF email
"I had a transplant in August 1995, 25 years ago, from a deceased donor. I suffered PTLD (post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder) in 2001 but had a course of chemotherapy that sorted out the lymphoma. With a change of medication all has been well since.
My kidneys were failing because I had polycystic kidney disease inherited from my father but I was fortunate to receive a transplant before I had to go on dialysis. I am a Chartered Accountant in practice".
Jose Rico-Diaz: Head of Fundraising email
"My kidney failure was brought on from years of being diabetic, and in January 2014 I was put on HD.
On the 11th of December 2014 (Sidney's Birthday) I received a kidney from my father (through the paired exchange scheme). The kidney rejected after a few days but the medical team at The Churchill worked their magic and saved "Sidney da Kidney" who has been fine ever since."
Pam Pitcher: Webmaster email
"Fortunately I do not have kidney disease but I support my husband who has had long term chronic renal failure and is currently on haemodialysis awaiting a second transplant after the first failed. I am a registered organ donor and as I cannot now donate to my husband due to conflicting antibodies, we are currently in the paired register scheme.
Our family business designs and builds bespoke websites many of which are medical registries collecting and analysing data on cutting edge projects. I helped re-design the SCKPA website and continue to keep it up-to-date through our pro bono work."