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Astute’s Mark Shanley – Sales & Marketing Director along with friends and business associates at BAE Systems, Marshalls Aerospace & Aeropeople have bravely decided to participate in a 100-mile bike ride in London this Sunday, 29th of July in aid of Sparks – The Children’s Medical Research Charity.

The decision to support the charity is part of Mark Shanley’s active contribution to his role as Captain of the Aircraft Golfing Society, that Kevan Bishop – Managing Director at Marshall Aerospace and Graham Gabb – Procurement Lead at BAE Systems, are also a part of. Nikki Waller – HR Director at Aeropeople and Dave Snelsden – Managing Director at Waer Systems will also be joining us for the ride in support of this fantastic cause. 

Research is fundamental to achieving medical advances that save lives and through our interest and support to Sparks, we have discovered that paediatric research is severely underfunded, receiving just 5% of public and charitable research funding in the UK each year. Sparks is dedicated to raising money to fund pioneering child health research to focus on finding new treatments and cures for children and families that desperately need them.

Sparks motto is ‘Every child matters – that’s why we’re more ambitious than ever to see an overall improvement in survival rates and quality of life for children with rare and complex conditions’.

Here at Astute, we couldn’t agree more. Mark Shanley says ‘I have spent some time with Sparks over the last few weeks and I can assure you that the work that they are currently doing is remarkable. Everything that you contribute will directly help Research Teams to find cures for childhood illnesses’.

Mark and the team embark on their 100-mile long bike ride at 7.36pm 29th of July. You still have time to make a donation or share our cause on Social Media.

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Astute and the team, The Aircraft Golfing Society, Sparks and the especially the children that directly benefit from this funded research, will appreciate all contributions!