Transplant recipient lends support to Transplant Football Team


Vince Essex, Managing Director of Arvin Aviation, has made a generous donation in support of the Birmingham Adult Transplant Sports Team, inspired by the life-saving transplant that he received at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Vince received a live kidney transplant from his brother-in-law, Daniel, in July 2017 having lived with the kidney condition Alport Syndrome. Daniel (left) and Vince (right) are pictured above. Alport Syndrome is a genetic condition characterised by kidney disease, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities.

Vince said: “I had my transplant in 2017 and met Martin Searle, the Team Manager for the Birmingham Adult Transplant Sports Team, who then told me all about the team and the incredible achievements that they have had over the years.

“I was delighted to be able to support the team for the football event. I was incredibly fortunate to receive the life-saving gift of a kidney from my brother-in-law Daniel and I wanted to give something back.”

Vince is Managing Director of Arvin Aviation, an independent aviation support company which locates and delivers tens of thousands of items of luggage every year to airline customers all over the UK.

Martin Searle, Team Manager, said: "Huge thanks goes to Vince and Arvin Aviation for the generous sponsorship of the football team for the Transplant Sports Football Tournament. It promises to be an excellent day, and one which wouldn't be possible without the kind support of people like Vince."

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