BTG logoThe Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2012

One of the largest annual multi-sport events in the country is coming to Medway in August 2012. The Westfield Health British Transplant Games will run from 23 to 26 August 2012, between the end of the Olympic Games and the start of the Paralympic Games.

The Games are organised on behalf of Transplant Sport UK (TSUK) and are staged annually in a different UK Cities. Recent host cities include Belfast, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Bath and Coventry.Photo of a cyclist

The purpose of the Games is to encourage transplant patients to regain fitness and promote friendship and co-operation between individuals concerned with transplantation. The event also increases public awareness of the value of organ donation.

Over the past 30 years, the Games have grown from a one-day event featuring around 100 participants to a four-day annual event for more than 600 competitors and some 1,000 supporters.

The 2012 Games will centre on Medway Park in Gillingham, with sporting events also taking place across Medway and North Kent. The event is also used to select the Great Britain team for the World Transplant Games.

An army of volunteers will also be needed to support the staging of the Games.

To register your interest in volunteering at the Games, email 2012@medway.gov.uk.

The local community will also be able to get involved in the action, with free entry to spectators as well as entering in The KM Group Donor Run, a charity fun run being staged as part of the Games on the Great Lines Heritage Park Saturday, 25 August 2012

Visit the Donor Run website for entry and more information.

The Westfield Health British Transplant Games Medway 2012 are being staged in partnership with Medway Council with additional support from numerous partner organisations.