Looks like I will be representing Team wythenshawe at next year's transplant games with the kids!! All sounds very exciting! Best get myself a little fitter hoping to raise lots awareness of organ donation.
The British Transplant Games organised by Charity Transplant Sport is one of the largest annual multi-sports events in the United Kingdom and will be hosted in the Bolton region over four days and nights in August 2014.
The games will bring over 600 recipients of a life-saving organ transplant along with 2,000 of their supporters and deliver in excess of £2m economic boost to the region.
The publicity surrounding the Transplant Games not only demonstrates the benefits of successful organ transplantation, but highlights the desperate need for more people to sign on to the NHS Organ Donor Register.
There are many different ways in which you and organisations can support the Games.
Funds are needed to promote and stage the event and to support those athletes requiring financial assistance to attend. You may also be able to offer in-kind support, in which your organisation can contribute to the success of the Games and promote the NHS Organ Donor Register within your organisation.
We would be interested in sharing with you more details about the Games next year and how individuals and organisations can get involved to benefit not only the Games and the Charity but also their business and organisations through recognition and supply chains but above all help save lives.