A Helston woman has returned from her fifth British Transplant Games in Newport Wales with not one but four medals.

A keen swimmer, Tracy Carroll won gold in the 50m backstroke, silver in the 50m breaststroke and two bronze medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle.

If that was not enough, she also completed her first 5km donor run.

Tracy, financial director of ethical clothing company Frugi, based in Helston, said: "Competing in the British Transplant Games with young and old recipients is an absolute honour. It was great to meet up with old friends and make many new ones.

"As always the message is simple, please sign up to the organ donor register and share your wishes with your family. Many of my fellow competitors would no longer be with us if it wasn’t for the selfless act of another individual and their family. As for me, I have my mum, Angela, to thank. It is because of her I am able to lead this healthy and happy life. Thank you mum."

Tracy had a kidney transplant in January 2011 in Derriford Hospital thanks to her mum and her follow up is managed at Treliske Hospital. Before the surgery, Tracy was very unwell, so by entering the games during her recovery she had an added incentive to get fit and healthy. With a history of competitive swimming, it was a natural road to recovery and route back into competition!

Tracy was joined by fellow westcountry transplant ambassadors including Mandy Moses, from Penryn.

The British Transplant games took place in Newport from July 25-28 organised by Transplant Sport, which was instrumental in bringing the World Transplant Games to Newcastle this summer (17-23 August).

Throughout the four-day event, 950 participants, aged as young as three, competed in 23 sports ad events across the city of Newport. Sports included track and field, swimming, football, table tennis, cycling and badminton.

Paul Harden, chair of trustees for Transplant Sport, said: "The British Transplant Games play such a key role in raising the profile of organ donation as an issue in the UK and encourage our athletes to enjoy healthy, active lifestyles after their transplants.

"Hosting the Games each year helps us to engage a huge audience of people at a critical time for organ donation. With over 6,000 people currently on the transplant waiting lists and the upcoming change to an opt-out law, it’s more important than ever that people have the conversation about organ donation with their loved ones."

For further information on organ donation please visit https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/