Lottie Bamford & Daisy BFR Ipswich

Lottie’s Birthday Big Fun Run for #TeamKidney

5 year old Lottie Bamford is taking part in Big Fun Run Ipswich on 14th October with her mum Vicky and brother Harry and is fundraising for Kidney Research UK to raise money for the charity that helps research “how to make kidney’s better”.

Lottie’s kidney condition was diagnosed following an antenatal appointment and from birth she required daily antibiotics to prevent urinary infections. At 6 months, after suffering from infection after infection, she had an operation to try and address these problems which was unsuccessful and this sadly became a way of life for Lottie until she was nearly 2. After this point, left in a very vulnerable position, Lottie had her kidney removed and almost instantly was a different girl.

Today, Lottie is 5 years old and recent tests have shown that her remaining kidney is functioning at 60% with further investigations ongoing to help try and maintain this. The day of Lottie’s Big Fun Run at Christchurch Park will also be her 6th Birthday!

Lottie is very determined about her future and wants to be a “doctor that looks after babies!”.

Pictured here with Upsy Daisy, who has always been by Lottie’s side during stays at hospital, during treatments and through operations, is a big part of Lottie’s life and is never too far away from mischief of her own!

As such, Lottie also named her remaining kidney ‘Special Daisy” and her family refer to looking after “Special Daisy” when they encourage Lottie to help look after her remaining kidney during her daily routine. It is because of the special relationship they have, that they will all be completing Big Fun Run together!

To help support Lottie’s fundraising for Kidney Research UK visit her fundraising page: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lottiesrunforkidneys