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Virgin Active

Virgin Active fundraising for Sparks

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Our people at Virgin Active selected Sparks as our partner charity for 2011 and 2012. During this time we have raised over £248,000 through fundraising in our clubs and offices. [/p][p]Over the 2 years, Virgin Active have managed to fully fund the research project into congenital heart defects (CHD) in newborn babies. Currently one in every 120 babies in the UK is born with CHD. Some require surgery straight after delivery; others require ongoing treatment and medication throughout their childhood – which make it difficult to live a healthy, active lifestyle.[/p][p][b]Our partnership with Sparks has now been extended and all funds will now support research into running bikes for children cerebral palsy.[/b][/p][p]Cerebral palsy is a term that refers to a set of neurological conditions that affect a child’s movement and co-ordination. It is caused by damage to the brain, which usually occurs before birth, but can happen during or soon after birth.[/p][p]Around 1 in 400 children are affected in the UK with around 1,800 new cases each year. This project aims to help improve the quality of life of children with severe cerebral palsy. [/p][p]This innovative ground breaking project aims to introduce supported running bikes to very severely disabled children with cerebral palsy in order to determine if the specially adapted bikes are a feasible and enjoyable form of weight-bearing exercise for those children with the severest disability and who would normally be unable to move independently.[/p][p]At Virgin Active, we love putting our fundraising support behind causes that improve the lives of young people in the UK. Now that we’re working with Sparks, we have the chance to make a real difference to future generations.[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2012

Supporters

12-Dec-2012

Lyn Rutherford

Well done to the People Team quiz winners!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

03-Nov-2012

Peter Woods

Superb Spooky Spin in aid of a great cause.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2012

Matt Merrick

Great triathlon but sadly a loser in the exec challenge - must do better next year! Cheers, Matt

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2012

Raj

Well done to all at VA for completing Triathalon

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

30-Sep-2012

Martin Pugh

Great effort all round from the Exec.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

29-Sep-2012

Anonymous

£20.00

27-Sep-2012

Dom Boon

Congratulations to the other Exec Team for winning the London Triathlon challenge!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

18-Jul-2012

Josie Paparo

This is for a great cause

£45.00 plus £11.25 Gift Aid

02-Mar-2012

Sheralynne Conlon

From Strictly Financial on behalf of Sheralynne Conlon

£150.00

26-Feb-2012

Ken Smith

With thanks to the Milngavie club staff for saving my life!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid