Kidney disease is a silent killer

There are 3 million people in the UK with it right now

There is no cure for kidney disease

For Janice Richardson life is ‘bloomin marvellous’, she simply refuses to let anything get her down…

As a teenager her parents were warned she may suffer from kidney failure but it wasn’t until her forties that her life hung in the balance. Janice started dialysis but had several bouts of peritonitis, which unfortunately lead to septicemia and total organ failure whilst holiday in Cornwall.  She was airlifted to St James Hospital in Leeds where she was in a coma for weeks.  Against all the odds she survived, but two kidney transplants including one from her sister, failed. She is now back on the list hoping to find a suitable donor, until then she will continue with dialysis three times a week.


The idea for Bloomin Yorkshire came when she lost a dear friend and fellow dialysis patient. Speaking of that moment she said:

“The very day Tony passed away the first white rose bloomed in my garden, he was such a proud Yorkshire man and it was like a sign.  I just knew that I could use the Yorkshire Rose, a symbol of our great County, to spread the joy and positivity I feel about life and where I live no matter what life’s challenges bring”.

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With Bloomin Yorkshire we hope to achieve great things.

Our objective is to provide such grants and donations in such proportions for the charities Kidney Research UK charity number 252892 and Live Life Give Life charity number 1123333 or any subsequent successor charity in such ways as the trustees shall think fit, including but not limited to raising publicity and public awareness of the work and support of these charities and increasing public support for the charities.