Barry mum's fundraising appeal (From Barry And District News)
Barry mum's fundraising appeal and register as a donor plea
By Elinor Cross
A BARRY mum who allowed the donation of organs and tissue from her late son and husband, is gearing up for two events this month – to raise money for Kidney Wales.
After the death of their son Richard in 2004 in a skateboarding accident, Gaynor Taylor and her late husband John were told that he carried an organ donor card – which, they said, took the pressure off making the decision of whether or not to donate his organs.
Since then Gaynor has supported Kidney Wales through fundraising walks, as the charity played a big part in setting up the Organ Donor Card.
Gaynor said: "The important thing is that more people sign the register.
"We had no idea Richard carried a card, but it was a comfort for us because we were following his wishes after he died.
"It is a lot easier when a decision has been made. We were asked out of courtesy, but really he had made the decision. That is why we are raising money – it makes such a big difference."