Sparks Benefit from Avanta Charity Run
Sparks, a leading UK children’s medical charity, has received over ┬ú1200 from serviced office provider Avanta.
A fourteen-strong team of employees from the London-based company did their bit on July 6th by taking part in JP MorganΓÇÖs Corporate Challenge 2010 – a 5.6km evening run through Battersea Park.
Over 13,000 runners took part in the event, with the Avanta team headed up by Managing Director David Alberto. David’s impressive time of 22 minutes and 53 seconds was narrowly beaten by sales manager Stuart Biggerstaff, who clocked up a time of just 22 minutes and 16 seconds.
“We work hard and play hard at Avanta and the fact that I was beaten this year demonstrates the competitive nature of our team spirit,” David commented.
This year, the team raised a further ┬ú700 more than last year’s total.
Paul Connew, Sparks Director of Communications, said: “Avanta simply never seem to run out of ideas to raise vital funds for Sparks. Congratulations to Stuart Biggerstaff on outpacing David Alberto for once and thanks to everyone at Avanta for their sterling efforts.”
Paul added: “Avanta never loses sight of the fact that winning the race to help more children to be born healthy and grow up healthy can only be achieved through medical research. Medical research increasingly depends on charities like Sparks, and its great supporters such as the Avanta team, rather than the public purse.”
Find out more about Sparks online at www.sparks.org.uk.