Avanta are on the Run Again for Children’s Charity Sparks
A team of 14 runners from serviced office provider Avanta, which operates over 650,000 sq ft of office space across London, the Thames Valley and Edinburgh, will again be taking part in a 5.6 km race to raise funds for children’s charity Sparks.
As part of the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge 2011, the team are joining for the third year running and will again be led by Avanta’s Managing Director, David Alberto.
Commenting on the event, David said: “Our team is very enthusiastic and is made up of employees drawn from all of our London business centres. We now look forward to this great event every year and hope to beat the ┬ú1,100 we raised for Sparks last year.
“As a serviced office company, we are committed to giving back to the local community and as Sparks supports some of the most important medical research undertaken today into childhood illnesses, we endeavour to raise as much as possible to ensure that the work of this exceedingly worthwhile charity continues.”
All proceeds will be donated to Sparks, a charity that is at the forefront of research to help protect babies and children against conditions and illnesses such as cerebral palsy, childhood cancer, juvenile arthritis, premature birth and many others.
The organisation receives no financial support from the government and is funded 100% by voluntary income.
Ikram Dahman, Director of Development at Sparks, says that every penny raised helps to support their vital research and in turn to make the “biggest difference to so many young lives.”
“The goal we share with Avanta is to help as many babies as possible to be born healthy and grow up healthy,” said Ikram. “And the only way to achieve that is through pioneering research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of all sorts of conditions.”
To support Sparks and to sponsor the Avanta team, visit their online page at www.justgiving.com/avanta2011.
The race starts in Battersea Park at 6.45pm on the evening of Thursday 7th July.