Yellow floodlights to illuminate Banbury Town Hall in support of World Kidney Day

Yellow floodlights will illuminate Banbury Town Hall today (Thursday March 11) to show support for World Kidney Day.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 9:09 am
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 9:12 am
Yellow floodlights will illuminate Banbury Town Hall today (Thursday March 11) to show support for World Kidney Day. (photo from Banbury Town Council)

Yellow floodlights will illuminate Banbury Town Hall today (Thursday March 11) to show support for World Kidney Day.

Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 adults and impacts severely on their lives by reducing their ability to take part in everyday activities including work, travel and social events.

This year World Kidney Day will raise awareness of the increasing burden of kidney diseases and strive to achieve kidney health for everyone, everywhere.

The World Kidney Day steering committee has declared 2021 the year of “Living Well with Kidney Disease”.

The committee said that measures to prevent kidney disease were important but patients – including those who depend on dialysis and transplants – and their families should feel supported, especially during pandemics and other challenging periods.

Cllr Kieron Mallon, leader of Banbury Town Council, said: “This is something that the council is pleased to support.”