Great Ormond Street Hospital patients celebrate success at the British Transplant Games

Two teams from Great Ormond Street Hospital are celebrating after winning coveted Best Children's Team awards at the British Transplant Games.

The teams, who have all had heart, lung or kidney transplants at the hospital, competed against athletes from other UK hospitals in events including track and field, swimming, badminton, table tennis, football and an obstacle course at the Games, which took place in Sheffield from 15-18 August. More than 30 Great Ormond Street Hospital patients travelled to Sheffield to take part.

Their hard work and enthusiasm so impressed organisers that they won two awards - Best Children's Renal Team and Best Children's Hearts & Lungs Team.

While the teams also took home plenty of gold, silver and bronze medals, just taking part was the most important thing.

"We're incredibly proud of our whole team," said Janet Holmes, leader of the Hearts & Lungs team. "The British Transplant Games are a wonderful celebration of the gift of organ donation, and show just how much our patients can go on to achieve."

"Every member of the team was a true hero as they stepped up to their events and shone like superstars," said Suzanne Bradley, who led the Renal team along with Suzanne Collins. "As team managers, we are so, so delighted to see their enthusiasm, sportsmanship and efforts recognised with the Best Children's Renal Team award."

Great Ormond Street Hospital conducts more paediatric kidney transplants than any other centre in the UK. The hospital has the largest centre for children with heart problems in the UK and one of the largest centres for children's heart transplants in the world.

The British Transplant Games aims to encourage transplant patients to regain fitness and confidence by celebrating life and increase public awareness of the value of organ donation.