6000 reasons to get involved
Sponsorship, donations and in kind support.
Circa 70 countries with a targeted 3,000 participants over 7 days – who wouldn’t want to get involved!
These highly emotive games are a celebration of a second chance of living life to the full, highlighting the importance of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle in the well-being of transplant recipients. The importance of these games cannot be overstated when it comes to the awareness of and attitude towards transplantation and the organ donor register. We believe the Games to be an excellent vehicle for a brand looking to bolster its corporate social responsibility program beyond the usual and make a real impact.
NewcastleGateshead the 2019 host has a proven track record of delivering world-class events and this vibrant region is filled with fantastic supportive, sport-loving people. This will guarantee that the games here will be a massive success, not just for the participants and sponsors, but for the thousands of people who directly or indirectly benefit from organ transplantation.Sponsorship
Other ways of engaging:
Join us for Afternoon Tea with a Twist on 19 July.
Sponsor a country or a sport.
CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING: to arrange for your team to take part in the Games as volunteers, contact: email@example.com
Contact Carol Stonehouse for donations and the CSR Campaign Pack firstname.lastname@example.org
Our awesome Team19 volunteers will be on hand throughout the Games to help participants to have the best Games ever.
Volunteers will be an integral part of what makes the Games a community event that unites, inspires and uplifts.
The recruitment process is now closed and interviews and training is underway. Thanks to all who registered. Go Team19!
The Gift ofLife Run
Gift of Life Run – 11am, Sunday 18 August, Exhibition Park, Newcastle.
The Gift of Life Run, is one of the Games’ highlights and is open to all transplant recipients, donor families, supporters of the Games and the general public. Participants come together to walk or run in gratitude of all organ donors and their families. It’s also a perfect opportunity for us to spread the message about signing the Organ Donor Register and sharing our wishes with family members.
We welcome spectators to cheer on the competitors and experience the excitement of the Games although some venues will only be available by accreditation due to capacity. More details to follow.
Right now across the UK, there are around 5,900 people in need of an organ transplant, including around 150 children and teenagers. On average three people die every day who could have benefited from an organ transplant.
We need more people to support donation. Tell your family you want to save lives through organ donation and join the NHS Organ Donor Register at www.organdonation.nhs.uk. It only takes a few minutes to register. Please share your wishes with your family and ask them whether they want to be donors too. #YesIDonateJoin the NHS Organ Donor Register