Sponsorship and volunteering

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.

Children that have been saved by organ donors.

Other ways of engaging:

Join us at the Business Briefing at Close House Golf Resort on Thursday 7 March. Find out more.

Enter a company team in the Gift of Life Run, 18 August 2019.

Sponsor a country or a sport.

Download a Partner Engagement or a WTG2019 FUNdraising Ideas Pack

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING: to arrange for your team to take part in the Games as volunteers, contact: sportdevelopment@gateshead.gov.uk

Contact Carol Stonehouse for donations and the CSR Campaign Pack carolestonehouse@outlook.com


Volunteering is a great way to get involved in this inspirational sporting event. We need hundreds of volunteers to help us deliver the Games and our volunteers will be an integral part of what makes the Games a community event that unites, inspires and uplifts.

There will be a wide range of roles available covering: accommodation and hospitality; sports events and venues; cultural programme; marketing and PR; transport and logistics. View the roles here.

If you are a supporter at the Games and signed up to the Accreditation package you can also volunteer.

The recruitment process is now open. Register online here or email: volunteering@gateshead.gov.uk

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING: to discuss how your team can get involved in supporting the Games through corporate volunteering then please contact: sportdevelopment@gateshead.gov.uk

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The Donor Run

Gift of Life Run – Sunday 18 August, Exhibition Park, Newcastle – time TBC.

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 Registers and sharing our wishes with family members.

Registration and event details will be available soon, but remember to save the date and start your training!


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.

Organ Donation

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. #YesIDonate

Join the NHS Organ Donor Register