Rambling for Renal wraps up with more than $20,000 raised

THAT'S A WRAP: Nicki Scholes-Robertson has covered more than 500 kilometres for the Rambling for Renal charity walk to raise money for renal failure research.

THAT'S A WRAP: Nicki Scholes-Robertson has covered more than 500 kilometres for the Rambling for Renal charity walk to raise money for renal failure research.

More than 500 kilometres and 600,000 steps later, Nicki Scholes-Robertson has raised more than $20,000 renal failure research.

“The walk finished in Sydney at RPA on Saturday the 18th of November,” Ms Scholes-Robertson told The Express.

“It was the three-year anniversary of my transplant and my dad and brother, Andrew, were there to meet us along with staff and others from RPA.”

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The mother-of-three went into renal failure at the end of 2013 and received the life-saving kidney transplant from her brother at the end of 2014.

Initially she intended to walk from Armidale to Sydney but fire dangers caused a change of plans.

Ms Scholes-Robertson spent many early mornings walking at the University of New England to make up the miles.

“For any kind of transplant, Newcastle or Sydney are the closest and the walk identifies the distance,” she told The Express earlier in the year.

Mrs Scholes-Robertson said she would like to thank all the local businesses and people for their support including Sportspower Armidale, Elders Insurance New England, Armidale Outdoors and Camping, Sport UNE, Armidale Parkrun, Simon and Sharon Stuart and Family, Rusden Street Physio, Armidale Kidney Club and Renal Unit staff.

The donation line closes on December 15. Visit Rambling For Renal’s Go Fund Me page for more.

Half of the money raised from the walk will go to Armidale’s Renal Unit and the other 50 per cent will be donated to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s Transplant Institute.