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Avanta Raise ┬ú1200 for Children’s Charity Sparks

Avanta Raise ┬ú1200 for Children’s Charity Sparks

Serviced office provider Avanta, a leading business centre operator with numerous office buildings located across London, Thames Valley and Edinburgh, has once again pulled out all the stops and raised over ┬ú1,200 for children’s medical research charity, Sparks.

A team of 14 runners took part in the 5.6 km JP Morgan Corporate Challenge event on the evening of Thursday 7th July, including David Alberto, Avanta’s Managing Director. David, a keen runner who is also participating in the gruelling ‘Lakeland 100’ this Friday, was the fastest finisher from the Avanta team with a time of 22m: 13s.

“My main aim was to beat the amount we raised for Sparks at last year’s event and I’m so pleased that we achieved this goal,” he commented. “Our team is very enthusiastic and is made up of employees drawn from all of our London business centres.”

Avanta has supported Sparks for a number of years and regularly carries out fundraising events to help the charity continue their essential research into childhood illnesses.

“We endeavour to literally go that extra mile to raise all the support and funds we can to ensure that the work of this exceedingly worthwhile charity continues,” David added.

Sparks is at the forefront of medical research to help protect babies and children from illnesses such as cancer, cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis, premature birth and many others. The charity receives no financial help from the government and is funded by donations.

Ikram Dahman, Director of Development at Sparks, said: “Every penny raised helps to make a vital 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. And the only way to achieve that is through pioneering research.”

Find out more about Sparks online at www.sparks.org.uk.

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