North Runcton’s Malcolm gets Games call up at 70

Malcolm Souza-Lewis, pictured with some of his previous medals, is preparing for his fifth World Transplant Games

Malcolm Souza-Lewis, pictured with some of his previous medals, is preparing for his fifth World Transplant Games

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North Runcton’s Malcolm Souza-Lewis will represent Britain at the World Transplant Games once again next year, aged 70.

Mr Souza-Lewis will compete in javelin, discus, ball throw, high jump and squash competitions at the event, which is due to be held in Argentina next August.

He said: “The games generate a lot of publicity, which is good for getting people to join the organ donor register.

“We are the lucky ones who have had a transplant. There are about 10,000 people on the waiting list that need transplants.”

This will be Mr Souza-Lewis’s fifth appearance at the games, though he was unable to attend the last one, in South Africa, last year, because he had recently undergone a knee replacement operation.

He has a haul of medals from appearances at the world and British events over the years.

Mr Souza-Lewis, of New Road, underwent a kidney transplant in 1988.