The British Transplant Games are taking place in Newcastle/Gateshead this year between July 30th and August 2nd. If you come from Lancashire, South Cumbria, Manchester or North Cheshire and would like to take part please check out the details in the document below and contact Zoe Dixon who is the Manchester Adults Transplant Games Team Manager.
BRITISH TRANSPLANT GAMES
30th July – 2nd August 2015
BE A PART OF IT!
Once again I would like to introduce myself, my name is Zoë Dixon and I am your Manchester Adults Transplant Games Team Manager. I have taken part in British and World Games for the last 15 years and am keen to build up our team membership, in order to do this I need your help.
The team includes kidney transplant recipients and bone marrow/stem cell transplant recipients from Lancashire and South Cumbria, Manchester and North Cheshire and welcomes new members of any age or sporting ability, it might even inspire you to take up something new! It is a unique opportunity to share in giving thanks to all donor families, to demonstrate the healthy and active lifestyle that can be achieved after transplantation, to raise awareness of organ donation and celebrate the gift of life!
If you would like to take part in the British Transplant Games 30th July – 2nd August 2015 in Newcastle/Gateshead then get in touch with me now for full details. Registration opens in February and the closing date for entries is 15th May 2015.
Over the four days athletes compete in a range of sports from Archery to Volleyball and many in-between including Cycling, Lawn Bowls, Swimming, Athletics, Darts, Snooker, Golf and various Racquet sports. There are also social events for Supporters and Living Donors to take part in such as Five-a-Side Football, Soft Cricket, Golf and the Donor Run. The weekend is rounded off with a fantastic celebratory gala dinner.
It’s the taking part that counts and the whole experience is a celebration and is about fun, friendship, great camaraderie between teams and living life to the full! We very much welcome new team members so if you are interested in taking part please do get in touch.
British Transplant Games website: www.britishtransplantgames.co.uk
Transplant Sport UK website: www.transplantsport.org.uk
Zoë Dixon MBE