Athletes prepare for 40th British Transplant Games

THIRD FORCE NEWS | Gavin Stuart

More than 750 athletes from around the UK are preparing for this year’s Westfield Health British Transplant Games.

Now in its 40th year, the annual event celebrates the achievements of people who have had life-saving transplant surgery.

Athletes are aged between three and 82 and will compete across 23 sports including volleyball, archery, athletics, golf, squash, snooker, tennis and swimming.

This year’s games are being held in North Lanarkshire from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 July.
"It’s not easy to find time to train whilst also working and having a family"
Linda Owen, from Lockerbie, is one of this year’s competitors. 

In October 2014 Linda was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy whilst 34 weeks pregnant with twins. Continue reading
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