Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Inspiring athletes from Plymouth triumph at British

Plymouth Herald

Team Plymouth members: Janet, Paul, Tracy Carroll, from near Helston, Bradley Ball, from Plymouth, John Wollington, from Plymouth, Terry Wright, from Looe, Keith Parsons, from Plymouth and Stuart House, who recently moved from Torpoint to Bristol.

A TEAM of inspiring athletes from Plymouth who have all undergone life-saving transplant procedures in the past have scooped a staggering 25 medals at this year's British Transplant Games.

Eight competitors, aged between 22 and 70, took part in the four-day annual competition in Newcastle earlier this month representing Team Plymouth.

Competing in an array of events including swimming, bowling, tennis, golf, archery, badminton, high jump, cycling as well as track events, the team managed to win ten gold, nine silver and six bronze medals.

With record numbers taking part this year, deputy team manager Claire West said: "The large amount of competitors highlights the benefit of organ donation.

"This is a truly emotional, inspiring event. When the donor families walk into the Opening Ceremony, they always receive a standing ovation for their selfless decision of deciding to donate their loved ones organs. Continue reading

 

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