Raising Money for SPARKS

February 17th, 2010 9:29am | CharityComms DealerOak Telecom

Oak in conjunction with Comms Dealer are raising money for SPARKS, The Children's Medical Research Charity by running the London Marathon...

Father and son combination, Phillip and David Reynolds of Oak Telecom, have begun their London Marathon training programme. They are following Hal Higdon's 18 weeks schedule which, barring illness and injury, should see them complete the distance.

"We're so pleased to have been selected to run for Comms Dealer's chosen charity of Sparks, The Children's Medical Research Charity. This is our first marathon and of course we are officially mad: who in their right minds would go running at 7am in the morning at temperatures of -2c, and run four times a week? That said a friend died this week so we feel privileged to be able to run and to do it for such a worthwhile cause. We'll be here again next month after your wallets have recovered to ask for your generous support and kind sponsorship. We'd like to make this the best year ever for Comms Dealer's sponsorship of Sparks", commented Phil and David.

"Not to put too fine a point on it, but running a marathon is like running a business through a recession, and we've seen so many great performances from the Channel through this recession", said Phil Reynolds.

Sparks is a unique children's charity dedicated to funding research into the prevention, treatment and cure for conditions and illnesses affecting children, babies and expectant mothers. Sparks aim is for ALL babies to be born healthy and stay healthy. Since 1991, Sparks has committed over £18 million to fund research into conditions such as childhood cancer, childhood arthritis, meningitis, club foot, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and all the risks associated with premature birth. www.sparks.org.uk.

Please donate what you can afford at www.justgiving.com/phillipreynolds. We hope to raise £3000 from the telecoms industry.

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