Primary school pupil to compete in British Transplant Games

Erin Sleck, four, will compete in the British Transplant Games

Erin Sleck, four, will compete in the British Transplant Games

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A primary school pupil will compete in a unique national sporting event for children who have had organ transplants.

Erin Sleck, four, of Pinner, will represent Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in the 2014 British Transplant Games in Bolton early next month.

Erin has received treatment for a kidney disorder at Great Ormond Street since she was three months old. She underwent a successful kidney transplant in the autumn of 2012 when her father, Sam, donated a kidney.

The Longfield Primary School pupil will join the GOSH Renal Team to compete against athletes from other UK hospitals in the obstacle race, ball throw and 25m run at the Games.

Erin’s mum, Rhiannon Davey, said: “We’re really excited to be going to the British Transplant Games this year. It’s wonderful to see Erin enjoying sport so much and we’re so proud of her.”

Team managers Suzanne Collin and Suzanne Bradley said: “We’re delighted that Erin will be part of the GOSH Renal Team at the 2014 British Transplant Games.

“The games provide a wonderful arena to raise awareness and celebrate the life changing gift of organ donation for our transplant patients and their families.

“It is also a momentous opportunity to honour the donors and the donor families through whom these games are made possible.”

They added: “Each and every member of our team is a hero and we will be cheering them all the way in Bolton.”

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