Kid­ney ap­peal

Central Leader - - News -

For­mer Auck­land Blues and All Blacks wing Joeli Vidiri knows first hand what it’s like to be struck down by kid­ney dis­ease.

That’s why he’s get­ting be­hind this year’s Kid­ney So­ci­ety Auck­land An­nual Ap­peal, which be­gan on Mon­day and fin­ishes on Sun­day.

Vidiri’s rugby ca­reer was cut short when he was di­ag­nosed with kid­ney dis­ease. He now needs to use a dial­y­sis ma­chine three times a week.

To do­nate visit www.kid neyso­ci­ety.co.nz or to make a $20 do­na­tion phone 0900 KID­NEY (0900-543-639). Eden Park bosses are con­fi­dent they’ve got the right se­cu­rity mea­sures to deal with a sell-out crowd that will head to the ground when the Black Caps face In­dia in a one-day clash this week.

Con­cerns about se­cu­rity were raised af­ter a bot­tle was thrown on to the field while In­dia were field­ing dur­ing a twenty20 game at West­pac Sta­dium in Welling­ton ear­lier this month.

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