LEOMINSTER teenager Keira Jackson is the latest winner of Hereford Lions Club's annual £500 Bursary awarded to a young person to help them achieve a personal goal.

Keira, 14 and a student at the town's Mortimer Academy was only seven when a failed liver threatened her life - fortunately a matching donor organ was quickly found. Now, she is doing her bit to show that after a transplant you can still live a full and active life, as an ambassador for the Birmingham Children's Hospital encouraging more people to join the life-saving transplant donor's register.

Keira took up badminton two years ago and last year competed at the World Transplant Games in Spain winning two Gold Medals and she also won more golds at the UK Games. Now, she hopes to repeat her gold success at the next World Games in Newcastle in 2019.

Said Simon Swancott of Hereford Lions Club, "We were impressed with Keira's efforts to use her sporting success to 'win' yet more donors for the transplant register. She was a very worthy winner of the 2017 bursary."

Applications or nominations for the 2018 bursary can be sent to Simon Swancott at 16 Moor Park Road, Hereford, HR4 ORR. Email: swancott43@gmail.com