We were delighted to cycle through the night for this great cause
(PRWEB UK) 11 June 2013
Avanta, the leading provider of flexible workspace for SMEs and growing businesses, has raised over £6,800 so far for children’s medical research charity, Sparks, by taking part in the London Nightrider challenge.
The event saw thousands of cyclists – including Avanta’s twenty-person team – undertake a unique 100km moonlit route around London, past many of the city’s famous landmarks such as Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Canary Wharf.
As a leading children’s medical research charity Sparks is dedicated to funding and championing research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be. Through the research it funds it aims to improve the quality of life for children and families affected by serious illness or disability today, whilst seeking ways to better diagnose, treat and prevent these conditions in the future.
“Avanta has been a loyal and valuable supporter of our work for a number of years,” commented John Shanley, Chief Executive at Sparks. “Our goal is for every child to be born healthy and stay healthy, and the wonderful funds raised by Avanta during this unique cycling event will help us to continue our pioneering medical research and enable us to touch the lives of those children who need our help.”
Geraint Evans, Sales and Marketing Director at Avanta, said: “We were delighted to cycle through the night for this great cause. While it was certainly challenging, the experience of cycling through London’s night-time streets, and the sights and sounds we encountered, will stick long in the memory.”