Avanta has re-confirmed its support for Sparks, the children’s medical research charity, by announcing that it will donate £1 for every meeting room booking made for 10 delegates or more at any of its 18 UK business centres during 2012.
Avanta has supported Sparks for the past six years and through this new initiative hopes to raise more than £6,500 by the end of the year.
Geraint Evans, Avanta’s sales & marketing director comments, “We take our commitment to the environment and our corporate social responsibility very seriously. In recent years, we have held events to raise both funds and awareness of Sparks, but this year we have decided to do something a little different.
“Our meeting rooms are proving extremely popular with bookings increasing 20% year on year. So, by donating this amount to Sparks we are hopefully spreading the word about the great work they do, and the benefits they provide, to a much wider audience.”
As a leading children’s medical research charity Sparks is dedicated to funding and championing pioneering 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,” comments Faye Matthews, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Sparks. “Sadly, in the UK, 1 in 30 babies are born with a medical condition which may affect them for life. Our goal is for every child to be born healthy and stay healthy and the wonderful funds raised by Avanta will help us to continue our pioneering medical research and enable us to touch the lives of those children who need our help.”
For more information about Avanta’s meeting rooms, and to book, please visit www.avantameetingsolutions.co.uk