Date Added 06/08/2018

And Johnsons provide the transport!

On Thursday 2nd August, over 850 transplant recipients from different hospitals across the UK, came to Birmingham to compete in the British Transplant Games over the course of 4 days, and we are proud to have been the dedicated transport provider throughout.  

Richard Johnson, our Performance Manager said, “The charity of The British Transplant Games have been in existence for over 30 years, to be involved in this major event in our City was such a delight and the message they aim to spread is very powerful; to demonstrate the benefits of transplantations whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people joining the NHS Organ donations register. It was incredibly humbling and inspiring to watch people of all ages, some as young as 3 years old, competing in the games when you know they have been through some very difficult times.”

Over the course of 4 days the transplant athletes took part in 25 different sporting events with over 1500 spectators cheering them on.

Richard added, “We’ve been really impressed by the organisation of the event by Andrew Bridge who did a fantastic job of arranging all the different sporting events, the celebration events and the opening ceremony at the impressive Symphony Hall, where 438 people broke the Guinness World record for the ‘largest gathering of organ transplant recipients’.  Our involvement was no easy task; moving over 2000 people a day from The Vale at the University of Birmingham to various different sporting venues for 4 days and we are pleased to say that it went without any major hitches and all the athletes and their families were impressed with our delivery,” as commented by Mary Massey from Leicester who said “Dear Johnsons Coaches, I would like to thank all the drivers who ferried us from event to event at The Transplant Games, I was impressed by the service and the helpfulness of all the staff who were there to make our journey pleasant at all times”.

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