Mother and son have their sights set on gold

19th February 2019

With 6 months to go to the NewcastleGateshead Games, donors and recipients took part in 5k and 10k races in Newcastle on Sunday 17 February.

Amongst the competitors in the Run Nation/Live Life Give Life event were Gill Childs and her son Ryan Dobinson. Gill donated a kidney to Ryan, then aged 15, in 2010 and since then his life has improved dramatically.  Ryan has his sights set on a gold in field events at Gateshead International Stadium and Gill will take part in the 50m freestyle swim at Sunderland Aquatic Centre and the 5km run. Gill scooped a bronze in 5km at the 2017 World Transplant Games in Malaga so is aiming for gold on home soil.

They are both #PoweredbytheGiftofLife and we wish them well.