Graeme Gunn, a well-recognised figure in the natural health industry, has been selected to compete for Team GB in the World Transplant Games.
Being held in Perth, Australia, in April, Graeme will compete in squash, tennis and petanque (boules), marking the third time he has been selected for the team, having previously competed in Malaga 2017 and Newcastle 2019.
He has come away with a total of 19 medals competing in the British and World Transplant games since 2014.
Graeme, who is best-known for running The Health Store for many years, had a liver transplant nine years ago. He commented: “I owe my life to the family whose loved one passed away and donated their liver to me. I would not be alive today if it weren’t for them. I am honoured to be representing Team GB in squash, tennis and petanque in the same month as the 10th anniversary of my liver transplant. I have also volunteered to captain the Squash Team, which comprises of 11 competitors from the ages of 16-69.
“Selection on to the team is just the beginning, it is an enormous commitment of both time and money. The next five months will be busy for me keeping fit, regularly training in my sports, attending regular team training meets, doing publicity, and trying to raise the £3,000 to get there through my Just Giving site. However, the opportunity to compete and celebrate life and pay tribute to my donor family is my goal.”