A young boy from Croydon put on a medal-winning display at last week's British Transplant Games in Coventry.

William Milne, who underwent a small bowel transplant at Birmingham Children's Hospital in November of last year, claimed bronze in the tug of war competition and was awarded a Sportshall medal for his performance on the obstacle course.

The young boy, who suffers from mild cerebral palsy, narrowly missed out on adding to his medal tally, coming fourth in the ball throw event.

The St Giles pupil was also part of the Birmingham Children's Hospital team, who have retained the title of Best Overall Children's Team for fourteen years now.

William, who lives in Addiscombe, celebrated his fifth birthday on the opening day of the event, which was a particularly poignant moment for his family.

"He would not have been alive if it weren't for his transplant," explained his mother Sarah, "so seeing him at the Games was very emotional. We are all very proud of William and the Birmingham team."

Sarah Milne runs a photographic project, Gifts of Life, in partnership with organ donation awareness charity Live Life Then Give Life.

For more information visit www.giftsoflife.co.uk.

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