Woodhall Spa teen is going for gold

Declan Bennett with QEGS headteacher Heather Payne EMN-160718-163710001
Declan Bennett with QEGS headteacher Heather Payne EMN-160718-163710001
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Woodhall Spa teenager Declan Bennett will be looking to add to his impressive haul of medals when he lines up in the British Transplant Games in Liverpool from July 28-31.

The Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School student won seven gold medals – and set five world records – in the 2015 World Transplant Games.

He struck gold again in the recent European Games in Finland and plans to compete in the World Games again next year, provided they don’t clash with his A-levels.

Declan, pictured with QEGS head Heather Payne, was seven when he was diagnosed with chronic renal failure. He needed a kidney transplant from his father, Guy, at the age of 10.