MA Group Property Claims are proud sponsors of the European Transplant & Dialysis Games which are being held in Oxford 21st – 28th August 2022.
The European Transplant and Dialysis Games were first staged in Athens in 2000 and subsequently have been held in nine different European countries biannually. The European Games are coming to the UK for the first time in 2022 and we are delighted to be supporting these Games, helping transplant recipients and dialysis patients re-engage socially and provide an invaluable goal for 2022.
Paul Hayman, MA Group CEO, donated a kidney to his daughter Laura in June 2017. Since then MA Group has supported the Oxford Young Adult Clinic, a fantastic charity that supports young people, including Laura Hayman, with kidney failure. MA Group has raised over £45,000 for the charity through its annual golf day and dinner. So we are delighted that we can help more transplant and dialysis recipients by supporting the European Games – not only are we supporting the Games financially but Paul Hayman is a member of the panel helping to organise the Games.
The Games comprise a week of multi-sport competition amongst solid organ transplant recipients and kidney dialysis patients from over 25 countries across Europe. The event is similar to the Paralympics Games or Invictus Games and over 400 competitors are expected to attend in Oxford. There will be an Opening Ceremony at the historic Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, preceded by a parade of athletes and a band through central Oxford on the afternoon of Sunday 21st August.
The event is a major opportunity to promote the huge benefits of organ donation and amazing life-saving impact of organ transplantation. The Games were officially launched on 9th December 2021 at Blenheim Palace.
To find out more please listen to BBC Radio Oxford