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Kidney transplant recipient Athol Fuller with NNSWLHD Donation Specialist Nurse, Mary Campbell. Image: Contributed

Raising money for transplant research

Lynne Mowbray |

In 2012 Grafton man Athol Fuller received a kidney transplant, only to have his body reject it two years later.

Athol, who now depends on dialysis, is keen to help promote organ donation and is raising both awareness and money for transplant research.

On Sunday March 31, Athol, in conjunction with the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club, is holding a fundraising event at the Greyhound Racing Club in Cranworth Street, Grafton from 7am.

Athol said that there will be market stalls, entertainment, dog race demos, car boot sales, auto swap and sell, face painting and jumping castle.

There will also be raffles including a $100 BBQ which has been donated by Bunnings.

The event will finish with a sausage sizzle around 1pm.

Grafton Greyhound Racing Club manager Wayne Turner said that the club was always keen to support the community and they are happy to get behind Athol in supporting his fundraiser for transplant research.