STRATHCLYDE - Every year, the British Transplant Games (BTG) brings a tight knit community of transplant recipients and donors' families together into a friendly, competitive space. It highlights the importance of registering for organ donation and discussing our wishes with our families, as well as encouraging those who have received transplants to regain and maintain their fitness. It celebrates physical achievements, and most importantly, celebrates life together.
Last year, the BTG were hosted in Liverpool; 2017 marks the first time that the British Transplant Games will be held outside of a major UK city. From the 27th-30th July, thousands of organ donors and recipients will arrive in North Lanarkshire to celebrate the games, and DoubleTree Strathclyde is proud to be named the official host for two of the teams and a number of select guests.
"When we heard about the British Transplant Games coming to the area, we immediately wanted to get involved. A valued member of staff, Christina, underwent transplant surgery four years ago. It was a turbulent time, involving dialysis three times a day for a year, until her brother donated his kidney. As such, we're delighted to be named as an official host for the games, and look forward to supporting such a worthy cause," says Lyndsay Ferguson, Sales Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Strathclyde.
Situated within close proximity of the 16 venues, including those designated for the opening and closing ceremonies, DoubleTree Strathclyde will be fully booked during the games, owing to its convenient location and recently refurbished facilities.
Lynne Holt, who sits on the LOC as advisor from Transplant Sport, the charity that has organised the Games for the last 40 years, says: "Travelling up to North Lanarkshire every month, the DoubleTree Hilton is my little nest that I always look forward to visiting and feel welcomed and safe in. From the warm cookie offered at reception, always with a friendly smile, to popping to the Spa if I have time, the experience is always a very positive one! We are very grateful for the support of DoubleTree by Hilton Strathclyde."
As part of the rebrand to DoubleTree, the hotel has transformed its 111 guestrooms, six meeting rooms and extensive Livingwell Health Club. Since the refurbishment in 2016, the hotel has also proudly served Starbucks in the Space Lounge and conference facilities, making it a popular destination for those travelling to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the nearby Strathclyde Business Park.
Following the recent completion of roadworks on the M8, M73 and M74, DoubleTree Hilton Strathclyde is now more accessible than ever, offering fast and easy transport links to all of the event venues. The arrival of the British Transplant Games is perfectly timed to showcase DoubleTree Strathclyde in its newly refurbished splendour.
For more information and bookings, visit the hotel's website.
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DoubleTree Strathclyde offers the same relaxed, welcoming setting that runs throughout the prestigious Hilton group. Boasting 111 guestrooms, six meeting rooms and one of the largest Livingwell Health Clubs in Europe, DoubleTree by Hilton Strathclyde is fast becoming a popular destination for leisure, business, weddings and events.Transplant Sport is a charity which aims to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation, encouraging transplant patients to regain fitness, whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to sign on the NHS Organ Donation Register, as well as the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Register, and discuss their wishes now with their families. www.transplantsport.org.uk.The Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2017 will be held in North Lanarkshire from 27 July-30 July 2017. To find out more about the Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2017 please visit www.britishtransplantgames.co.uk, 'like' The British Transplant Games on Facebook, follow @WHBTG.We would respectfully ask that in any articles that the following information is included:To register on the NHS Organ Donor Register, please telephone 0300 123 23 23, or go to https://www.organdonationscotland.org to register online. Most importantly, please discuss your wishes with your family and friends - thank you.To join the bone marrow donor register or for further information go to http://www.anthonynolan.org/
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