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EDP24 | Alex Hurrell

Kidney transplant patient Paul Welsh enjoys a rare treat – beer and chocolate. Picture: Mark Bullimore
A charity champion who has successfully undergone a third kidney transplant will learn next week whether he has won a national award.
Paul Welsh, 52, is a finalist in the Charity Staff and Volunteers Awards 2015. He will be off to London next Thursday, March 5, for the awards ceremony – and may well enjoy a pint of beer and something chocolate for pudding as part of the evening celebrations.

Both luxuries were on Mr Welsh s banned list of food and drink for many years while he was undergoing dialysis sessions at Cromer Hospital three times a week, waiting for a call to say a suitable organ had become available. Despite his condition, Mr Welsh, from North Walsham, became a community champion for the charity Kidney Research UK, which has nominated him for the award. Continue reading 1
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