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Motor retailer pledges support to World Transplant Games 2019

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(L-R) Graham Wylie, John Timms and Andrew Davison

Motor retailer Lookers has been unveiled as the official vehicle sponsor for this summer’s World Transplant Games in NewcastleGateshead.

Lookers is providing 11 World Transplant Games 2019 branded vehicles that will be used by World Transplant Games Federation members, as well as to assist local organisers travelling between venues and transport equipment in the run up to and during the Games. The first vehicle has already been handed over to Games delivery partner MLS.

Several of Lookers’ North East franchises are working together to support the Games and will provide a dedicated point of contact and service assistance at each dealership.

In August NewcastleGateshead will welcome around 2,500 participants from 60 countries to take place in the World Transplant Games. Between 17–24 August participants from as young as 6 through to 84 will complete in a range of sporting events across venues in NewcastleGateshead and Sunderland.

Andrew Davison, Head of Business at Volkswagen at Lookers Van Centre Newcastle, said: “We are extremely proud to be supporting the 2019 World Transplant Games, which promises to be the event of the summer here in the North East. Those taking part should be very proud of themselves and we wish them the best of luck in their training and preparations. Transport to and from the many planned events and competitions is something we were very keen to provide, and we hope that the public also lend their support to these inspiring competitors.”

Graham Wylie, Chair of the World Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2019, added: “We are delighted that Lookers has come onboard as official vehicle sponsors for the World Transplant Games 2019, providing crucial transport support for Federation members and local organisers. The Games are an inspiring event that celebrates a second chance of living life to the full and raises public awareness of organ and tissue donation.”

The World Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2019 are supported by a number of business both in the North East and nationally. These supporters include Games Sponsors Westfield Health and HSBC, as well as Collingwood Insurance who are providing the insurance for the official vehicles.

Wylie added: “We are extremely grateful for all the support we continue to receive from businesses which will help us to deliver the best World Transplant Games ever in NewcastleGateshead this August. This comes in many ways, from sponsorship through to fundraising, and there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved.”