Popham Kidney Support Unveils Second Annual Spring Ball Fundraiser 

Popham Kidney Support and CEO, Joanne Popham (right), celebrating the charity's 10th Birthday at last year's Spring Ball.
Popham Kidney Support and CEO, Joanne Popham (right), celebrating the charity's 10th Birthday at last year's Spring Ball.

Popham Kidney Support, the dedicated kidney charity headquartered in Swansea, has unveiled details for its much-anticipated fundraising event of the year – The Popham Kidney Support Annual Spring Ball. Taking center stage on Friday, March 15, 2024, at the Bear Inn, Cowbridge, the charity is determined to build on the success of the previous year by seeking support from local businesses. The primary goal is to generate generous funds for children confronting kidney disease.

Sponsored by Swansea Building Society, the fundraiser is set to feature special guests, including the charismatic TV presenter and Popham Kidney Support Ambassador, Sian Lloyd, in the role of host. Joining her is the acclaimed Broadcaster, Kevin Johns, serving as co-host, and Indie band, Who’s Molly?, returning to provide entertainment for the second consecutive year. With an anticipated attendance of over 100 guests, comprising volunteers, healthcare professionals, and longstanding charity affiliates, the event promises a night of impact and support

The event will also feature five awards, which will recognise and reward supporters, volunteers and kidney patients for their contributions to Popham Kidney Support. Voting for these awards is open now on the Popham Kidney Support website.

A total of £5,000 was raised at last year’s annual ball, which the charity hopes to surpass this year, in order to continue to aid the Children’s Kidney Centre at University Hospital Wales, and the care and support it provides to patients and their loved ones.

Popham Kidney Support is encouraging businesses to participate by sponsoring the event, either by booking a table or purchasing tickets. This support will contribute to raising funds for children with kidney disease, enabling them to experience a better quality of life.

Popham Kidney Support was originally founded as The Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales, in March 2013. The organisation was established six months after the passing of Paul Popham, father to the current CEO, Joanne Popham. Today, under Joanne Popham’s leadership, Popham Kidney Support continues to honour Paul Popham’s legacy and brave battle with kidney disease and kidney cancer, by providing support and raising awareness for those facing kidney-related challenges. Entering its eleventh year, the charity has grown significantly, offering help to over 3,000 people last year alone.

Joanne Popham, Popham Kidney Support CEO, said:

“We are incredibly excited for our Spring Ball event in March, it will help us raise money for the Children’s Kidney Centre and aid the amazing care they provide for children suffering with kidney disease, so that they can lead a better life.”


“This is your golden opportunity to be part of an amazing event, and really make a difference! Why wait? Tickets are still available to purchase —we can’t wait to have you there! Plus, buses will be available to help guests get to the venue.”

There are many sponsorship opportunities for the event that are still available, for more information on these opportunities and general ticket enquiries visit www.pophamkidneysupport.org.uk or contact Ceri on 0333 2001 285 or email Ceri@pophamkidneysupport.org.uk