Founder and manager of Kidney Kids Scotland Sheena Dunsmore has been hitting the headlines in 2017 and deservedly so. She has been awared an MBE in the New Years honours list for her services to children with renal and urological conditions.
Anybody who knows Sheena will agree how much she deserves this recognition. She has worked tirelessly to support hundreds of kids and their families all over Scotland since 2000 when the charity was set up. In total Kidney Kids Scotland has distributed over £1.5 million for treatment which has improved the lives of children.
Speaking to the Falkirk Herald last week, sheena commented on her new MBE status
“I am very proud. There has been an amazing reaction since the announcement was made, our Facebook page has been going mad. I’m really overwhelmed by it all. “I think seeing and hearing these comments are worth more to me than anything, it’s really been incredible, but what we do is just support the fantastic work that our doctors and nurses do. “I am part of a team at Kidney Kids and I just enjoy what I do so it seems a bit mad to be given an award like this for it.”
The work of Kidney Kids has helped finance many major innovations in hospitals accross Scotland and funds raised has meant that the charity has supplied every haemodialysis machine within the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. The latest project has seen Kidney Kids fund the home haemodialysis service in Scotland. This will revolutionse the treatment of some children. The key focus of the charity has always been to help families directly when they most need it and this is still at the heart of the charity today.
Sheena being Sheena maintains this is all a team effort but it is her passion, drive and hard work wich launched kidney Kids Scotland and made it what it is today ...... helping countless of families and supporting hospitals accross Scotland.
Well done Sheena