A daughter wanted to help her mum is fundraising to drive awareness and save her mum's life.

Dina Moretti-Greene, from South Woodford, is currently undergoing dialysis treatment and awaiting a transplant after she was diagnosed with kidney failure in November 2017.

Her daughter Clara said: "It came as a real shock when mum was diagnosed. She was put on dialysis immediately where she received treatment for 10 hours every night. It took six months to get onto the transplant waiting list.

"The average time someone usually waits for a donor is around three years. But, in hospital we met with two people who had waited much longer. One had been waiting for twn years and another for an astonishing 18 years.

"This has inspired me to try to raise awareness of kidney disease and kidney research.

Miss Moretti-Greene was unable to donate a kidney to her mother as she has a low kidney function for her age.

She said: "I came very close to being able to donate my kidney to my mum, I was tested for a year, and we were also filmed to be part of Operation Live, which Is being broadcasted on Channel 5 today, April 9, we filmed this ongoing with my last final tests.

"Although I was a match for my mum, due to my age, my kidney function was too low to donate.

"Not being able to donate was something which I have been absolutely devastated by.

"I had in my head that I was going to be a match and my operation was going to take place on 9th April – and it was the most amazing feeling in the world.

"I would say to anyone in the public that is looking to donate, that it gave me an enormous sense of wellbeing and was an amazing opportunity to be able to give something back to my mum."

Instead, she decided to put her efforts towards raising money for charity Kidney Research UK in a bid to cure kidney disease.

So far, she has raised £1,235 from a birthday facebook fundraiser event.

Her next fundraising event is the London Bridges Walk which entails walking along every bridge in Central London equating to approximately seven miles.

She has organised a team of 25 individuals to undertake the walk on June 30 and is hoping to raise £100 for each person making a total of £2,500 from the walk.

She said: "I am hoping to raise a minimum of £2,500, but would absolutely love to be able to double that and raise £5000, to help fund research into a cure for Kidney Disease.

"Kidney Disease affects one in ten of us, and due to not being able to donate my kidney to my mum, I am determined to help in some sort of way and help raise awareness and funds to help Kidney Research UK."

From Spring 2020, all adults in England will be considered to have consented to be an organ donor when they die unless they had recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups.

This is commonly referred to as an ‘opt out’ system and can be referred to as 'Max and Keira's Law'.

Miss Moretti-Greene said: "You may know that unfortunately kidney transplants account for 80 per cent of the organ waiting list with over 5000 people a year needing them and my mum is one of them.

"The Opt In/out law, is so important as it will help people have a new gift of life.

"I personally, think this is the way it should be, I think it is a great thing for families to know that their lost one, in a way, is living on and helping someone else or other families.

"It is the most amazing thing you can do as you are truly changing someone’s life when your organs are no longer in need from your body."

To find out more or donate to the cause, visit: http://www.justgiving.com/FBWxlahC?utm_id=124.

Anyone interested in finding out more about donating, please contact Miss Moretti-Greene at: claramoretti.greene@gmail.com.