By writer to www.bbc.co.uk
It is also why this yr, for the primary time, the British Transplant Video games have gone digital.
The video games began greater than 40 years in the past with the goal of celebrating those that have obtained or donated organs.
It is also about elevating consciousness of the significance of organ donation.
It often takes place in several cities every summer season, however due to coronavirus this weekend, it is all been taken on-line.
Often, groups from hospitals throughout the UK come collectively to compete in plenty of totally different sports activities. It lasts 4 days and over 1000 athletes become involved.
However this yr, these collaborating are all competing from house!
They’re being inspired to affix in by sharing their very own movies and photos through social media.
Hundreds of younger folks have been collaborating, together with 15-year-old Theo from Leeds. He is had three liver transplants as a result of there have been problems with the primary two.
To have a good time the video games, his household held their very own opening ceremony by lighting three candles to mark every of Theo’s transplants.
Seventeen-year-old Hollie has additionally been collaborating. She’s been doing the lengthy bounce, archery, excessive bounce and swimming…all in her again backyard.
She’s been swimming in a seven-foot paddling pool, excessive leaping between two broom sticks and touchdown on a blow up mattress!
Subsequent yr’s transplant video games might be held in Leeds.
— to www.bbc.co.uk