Avanta Puts Sparks First In JP Morgan Challenge
Avanta Managed Offices is to take part in its 4th consecutive JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, after last year’s brilliant success raising more than £1,200 for the children’s medical research charity, Sparks. Avanta is hoping to pass this milestone and raise even more this year for a charity it is closely associated with.
A total 13 Avanta staff are taking part in the run which will include staff members from Holborn’s business centre and the office based in Hammersmith. Will any of them be able to beat last year’s fastest (Avanta) time; David Alberto's excellent 22m: 13s finish? Is there a better opportunity to cultivate some healthy competition whilst raising money for a special charity? "I’m not sure there is!” commented a spokesperson for the team. “This is something that we have been looking forward to for a number of months and welcome the chance to once again raise money for Sparks. Each year in the UK over 3000 babies die before their first birthday and 1 in 30 are born with a condition which may affect them for life. Sparks fund life-saving research into conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be and is a cause that any company would do well to associate themselves with.”
The JP Morgan Corporate Challenge has grown rapidly from a few hundred participants in New York City, to more than 200,000 runners in 13 cities globally. Avanta takes great pride in taking part in a race that has fast become highly prestigious. The Challenge has even started breaking records as its reputation grows, raising more than 1 million Euros in Germany for one charity alone. The races, which include runners from thousands of corporations as well as Avanta employees, provide an ideal teambuilding and networking opportunity for participants as well as major charity fundraising benefits for the host city and the charities based there.
Avanta’s staff will be up against bankers to engineers, sales men to scientists as the challenge welcomes professionals from all types of business at one special event.
Written by James Driscoll