The British Transplant Games have been staged annually since 1978 and take place in a different UK city during the summer. The event is a major highlight of the year for the children and staff at The Evelina. All children who have received a kidney transplant, and are well enough, are encouraged to compete.
Fund raising takes place throughout the year to support children and their families to attend The Games. The children can compete in a variety of sports from athletics, swimming, badminton and tennis; the list continues. The aim of the games is to celebrate the success of transplantation. Some children go to The Games to win medals, having trained well in advance, while others go just to take part and enjoy themselves.
It is always a hugely positive experience for everyone involved. Those competitors who do exceptionally well in The British Transplant Games form a team to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the World Games which are held every two years.
The KPA provide financial support to both the children’s and the adult Guy’s and St Thomas’ teams.