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New kit for Transplant Games team

New members of the Addenbrooke’s Hospital transplant games team will be fully kitted out when they take part in the annual event later this year thanks to UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 8 March 2016 12:00 AM

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New members of the Addenbrooke’s Hospital transplant games team will be fully kitted out when they take part in the annual event later this year thanks to UK Power Networks.

The electricity distribution company, which delivers electricity to eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East through its vast infrastructure of overhead power lines, underground cables and substations, has given the Cambridge-based team £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme.

It donated the money following an application from employee Kelly Dunston, a project manager based at the company’s Bury St Edmunds office, who won gold in the badminton doubles and volleyball, and bronze in the table tennis at the games having had a liver transplant in 2012.

Kelly said: “All team members are transplant recipients from Addenbrooke’s Hospital and we all use the British Transplant Games as an opportunity to convey the need for more donors, and above all to get people to discuss their wishes about donation with family and friends.

“Last year the games were held in Newcastle and we went on to win the Rose Bowl for Best Overall Team.

“We will be using the money towards new kit as we have a number of new members and we feel a matching kit will look a little more professional ready for the 2016 Games in Liverpool.”

The Team Sport Award scheme is designed to encourage staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and development of sporting opportunities.

Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year £13,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.