Avanta's Rugby Legends Dinner Raises £6,500 for Sparks

The presence of rugby legends and a TV and radio presenter, combined with Avanta’s legendary hospitality, helped the serviced office operator raise £6,500 for Sparks, the children’s medical research charity.

London, United Kingdom, April 28, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Avanta-hosted Sparks Rugby Dinner, held on Thursday April 15, at Vanilla in London’s Great Tichfield Street, was attended by rugby greats such as Kenny Logan, Peter Scrivener and Damien Cronin. Leading rugby commentator John Taylor hosted a live auction with items such as a personal dining experience, luxury hotel stay, West End entertainment package, a day behind-the-scenes at a hit TV show and a Ferrari driving experience going under the hammer alongside a number of exclusive and much sought-after rugby memorabilia.

“We’ve been supporting Sparks for a number of years,” comments Avanta’s managing director, David Alberto, “and with more than 80 guests at Vanilla this has been a hugely successful charity dinner event. It is heart-warming to see that, despite the challenging economic climate, so many people are committed to supporting such a worthy cause.”

Paul Connew, Sparks director of communications, added: “David Alberto and the whole Avanta team never fail to deliver for Sparks, and represent the type of loyal corporate friends whose support is vital in these challenging economic times. Without them, together with fantastic rugby ambassadors like Kenny, Peter, Damian and John, important medical research for children would take a hit.”

Victoria Fisher