Getting in gear.. Organisers of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2015, hosted at venues across the North East this week, have sent out a heartfelt thanks to car retailer Benfield Motor Group, who have stepped-in to help the smooth running of the games…by supplying a fleet of support vehicles for participants and organisers.

The North East’s largest independent motor group, Benfield have supplied four support vehicles which will help organisers deliver the heavy schedule of activity and timetable over the 4 day event and make sure events run to time.

Matthew Squires, Brand Manager, Benfield Motor Group, hands over support vehicles at the Gateshead International Stadium supplied by Benfield to Lynne Holt, Trustee at Transplant Sport Charity and Frank Clarke from the Edinburgh Team and Andrew Bridge Transplant games staff.

Matthew Squires, Brand Manager, Benfield Motor Group, hands over support vehicles at the Gateshead International Stadium supplied by Benfield to Lynne Holt, Trustee at Transplant Sport Charity and Frank Clarke from the Edinburgh Team and Andrew Bridge Transplant games staff.

Lynne Holt, Trustee at Transplant Sport the charity behind The Games said, “This is great news for us and everyone connected to The Games. We have a heavy schedule of activity and a busy timetable to deliver; the support vehicles provided by Benfield will ensure things will run without hitch.

“We really cannot thank Benfield enough for their kind support as we are reliant on acts of generosity like this to make sure The Games are a resounding success, which I’m sure they will be.”

Matthew Squires, Brand Manager, Benfield Motor Group, said, “The Transplant Games are an amazing spectacle and occasion. By providing the support vehicles we are playing our part in making this 4 day event a proud occasion for the region. We’re particularly proud to support such an inspiring group of transplant athletes, whose tenacity, drive and enthusiasm to succeed is something we can all aspire to.”

The Westfield Health British Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2015 is one of the largest annual multi-sports events in the United Kingdom. The Games will be hosted across NewcastleGateshead 30 July-02 August 2015. The British Transplant Games are organised by the charity Transplant Sport. The four day event celebrates the many incredible achievements of transplant athletes, and highlights not just the benefits of transplantation, but the desperate need for organ donors across the UK.

Every 10 minutes, somebody’s name gets added to the donor waiting list whilst three people die every day because they can’t get the organ they need. To join the NHS Organ Donor Register and help save lives TEXT: SAVE to 62323, call 0300 123 2323 or visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk.