Touching Lives - April 2016
Action Partners mean business
Whether getting on their bikes, sponsoring key events or committing to an annual donation, our corporate supporters make a crucial contribution, allowing us to fund more research to help sick babies and children.
Staff from international IT company CommVault took part in last year’s London to Paris bike ride – and enjoyed it so much they’re doing it again this summer. Workers from as far afield as Dubai, Germany and the USA came together to ride for a reason and raised a fantastic £45,000.
High street fashion favourite Next has been supporting Action Medical Research for more than a decade. Their backing includes sponsorship of events like Dine with Davina, the Tony Hadley Golf Classic and our new Kent ladies’ lunch, as well as providing fantastic gifts and goody bags, for which we – and our guests – are hugely grateful.
Financial consultants Skerritts became a new Action Partner in 2015. Managing Director Richard Skerritt has generously committed to supporting a new epilepsy research project for the next three years.
GPS technology brand Garmin was title sponsor of our Champions of CycleSport Dinner last November. The company also adopted the charity for an annual client ride in September, raising more than £30,000.
Staff from Arun Estates are again fundraising in 2016, having already raised more than £75,000 over the last three years. This year they will attempt to cycle the distance equivalent of riding around the world through a combination of static bikes and road miles. We look forward to following their progress!
Bridgehead Software, pictured top right, are also going the extra mile this year, undertaking their fourth Race the Sun challenge for Action. And to top it off they are bringing a team from their US office who they will be competing against! Over the years the team have managed to shave hours off their time, finishing in an impressive seven hours and 15 minutes last year.
Thank you all!