London Griffins Rugby League club are pleased to announce that the club have adopted SPARKS (Sport aiding medical research for kids) as their official charity.
Sparks funds pioneering research that has a practical, positive impact on the lives of babies and children.
In the UK, many important areas of paediatric research depend heavily on funding from charities like SPARKS rather than the public purse. Its this knowledge that motivates the dedicated SPARKS team.
Since 1991, SPARKS has funded over 160 medical projects in the UK, committing over £13 million to tackle conditions as diverse as cerebral palsy, meningitis, the dangers of premature birth, spina bifida childhood arthritis and cancer.
Griffins community officer Steve Devonshire welcomed the announcement "We at the club can partake in sporting activities without giving it a second thought. If through our fundraising just one child gets the opportunity to do the same in the future then we will have succeded in helping a fantastic organisation"
The Richmond based club will be conducting a number of fundraising events throughout the year and will also be seeking to raise money and awareness for the charity at all home games and throughout the season via www.londongriffins.co.uk
for more information on SPARKS or to make a donation visit their website at www.sparks.org.uk