Kidney Research UK is a charity that funds research that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease. The charity was founded in 1961 and also has stated aims to improve patient care and raising awareness of kidney disease. They help fund kidney transplants.
In the Johnny Herbert Karting Challenge, drivers compete in a 3 hour endurance race with charitable donations being raised by the teams, and additional donations raised during the trackside sale of memorabilia. Robbie Williams joined in 2002 and raised money for Kidney Research UK.