There’s just a month to go until the British Transplant Games get underway in Birmingham. They take place between August 2nd and 5th, with over 2,600 participants already registered to take part in 24 activities designed for all ages and abilities to enjoy the fun – and raise awareness of the importance of organ donation while doing so. And Four Ashes Golf Centre was delighted to welcome one of the youngest competitors at next month’s event to our Adventure Golf course.
Six year old Imogen Pullen will be taking part in six events at the Games. But in our eyes she’s a star even before the event get underway, and that’s why she was such a special visitor to Four Ashes.
Passionate about promoting an important message
Imogen, who lives with her family in Droitwich, needed a liver transplant when she was just four months old, and happily, she’s now living a fulfilled life and enjoying doing what all six-year-olds do. And she’s very excited about taking part in the Transplant Games, where she’ll be competing in the obstacle race, ball throw, cup stacking, long jump, 50-metre run and the 3-kilometre donor run.
Said proud mum Kate: “Imogen is so excited about taking part in the Transplant Games, but also very passionate about promoting the message about organ donation; an organ donation saved her life, after all, for which we will be eternally grateful.
“We’ve had a fantastic time playing Adventure Golf, it’s brilliant and we all loved it,” she said. “What’s more, everyone at Four Ashes made us so welcome, and have been extremely supportive.”
Over 6,000 people in the UK are estimated to be waiting for an organ donation, and three die each day whilst waiting to find a match.
To sign up to the organ donor register, visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk.
The British Transplant Games celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It is the flagship event of the charity Transplant Sport Uk, and after Birmingham next month, it moves to Newport next year, with Coventry hosting in 2020. For more about the British Transplant Games, sponsored by Westfield Health, go to www.britishtransplantgames.co.uk.