The 28th running of the Punchestown Charity race was run on Saturday 29th April 2017 in aid of The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund.  Ian Haughan added his name to the winners roll of honour when he guided Mr Boss Man to victory in a very exciting finish.  The Charity Race raised a total of €38,611.34 and has thus raised €1,423,821 to date.  We have invested these funds in projects that improve the quality of life for patients on dialysis, projects that establish ways to maximise the life span of the transplanted kidney and identify projects that examine the causes that lead to renal failure. 

The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund committed to supportthese projects during 2016 & 2017:

  •  €150,000 donated to open a new renal unit at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in December 2017 in Dublin.
  • €100,000 committed to support 2 kidney related research projects under the guidance of the Irish Nephrology Society.
  • €20,000 committed to continue our Art Therapy programmes for Dialysis Patients in Tallaght & Waterford Dialysis Units.
  • €5,000 committed to our Sports Programme for Kidney Patients
  • €10,000 committed to our Patient to Patient support programme.


As you can see above, we supported a variety of projects in different areas over the past 24 months and in 2018 our main hope is to support a new project will see the building of a new Home Haemo Dialysis Unit at Tallaght Hospital under the guidance of Dr. George Mellotte. 

We will also continue to support our Art Therapy projects and our Sports bursaries as well as trying to increase the Organ Donor Awareness in Ireland.  

On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank anyone who has helped the PKRF in any small way.

Your efforts and the money you raise are helping to improve the quality of the lives of patients suffering from chronic kidney disease.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at 086/2349919.


Kind regards,





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