The Preston support group is run by Hilary Turner,a long-time transplant patient and Phil Mellor, a carer for his wife who suffered from Renal failure but has sadly, passed away. Phil continues to support the Association and anyone wishing to contact him can do so by telephoning the KPA Helpline on

01253 867999

There was a short suspension of meetings following the untimely death of Steve Walton, who ran the group with Phil, Hilary has agreed to take Steve's place and meetings have resumed.

All Preston Support Group meetings are held on the third Friday of every month at 12:30pm and are held at the Black Bull on Garstang Road near to RPHIf anyone wishes to attend but is struggling for transport please e-mail the Association with your contact details using the CONTACTS link at the top of the page. Alternatively, you may contact us by telephoning the KPA Helpline on

01253 867999 

Lancashire & South Cumbria Kidney Patient Association

Preston & District Support Group


The Support Group is a very informal social meeting held every third Friday from 12.00 at the

Black Bull on Garstang Road, Preston PR2 9UP

We are a mixture of people including pre-dialysis, dialysis, transplanted, carers etc. We don’t give any medical advice but are able to offer, based on our experiences, practical information on a wide range of topics. Having said that the meetings are more of a social get together than anything else, so come along for a chat over a drink and a spot of lunch. We look forward to seeing you there.

The next meeting is in April.

If you like more information then please contact 

Phil Mellor – 01772 723445

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