A FIRM has given a Huddersfield heart transplant teenager cash to help pay for her athletic hobbies.
Fartown girl Kelly Wood, 15, is a keen runner, swimmer, horse rider and tennis player.
Now, she has £500 from Naughton Finance, based in Halifax and Leeds, to pay for her hobbies.
Kelly's energy is amazing, considering she had a heart transplant at the age of just nine months.
Doctors said Kelly would not live, but she has defied them to go on to sporting success.
She has competed in four British Transplant Games and won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2002 event at Loughborough.
She was representing Harefield Hospital in Middlesex, where she had her transplant.
At the 2002 games, she qualified for the children's section of the World Transplant Games in July. But she could not go because her family could not afford the trip to Nancy in France.
Kelly's grandparents, Martin and Carol Wood, asked Naughton Finance for money from the firm's Caring for the Community Fund to help with the trip. The firm agreed, but the Woods still could not finance the trip.
So they have decided to use the cash to pay for travel and equipment at the many other events where Kelly regularly competes.
Carol said: "It's a wonderful gesture and a great help. We're extremely grateful.
"The donation helps give Kelly the encouragement she needs to continue living life to the full," she added. Small community groups and individuals are encouraged to apply to Naughton's fund for grants.
Anyone who wants to apply can phone Naughton Finance on 01422 348941.