SPARKS NI, Sporting Partners of Action Medical Research, are pleased to announce that local business NI Live Events and former Formula 1 chief mechanic Gary Anderson raised an amazing £600 through their event ‘On the Podium with Gary Anderson’ held on Friday 13th September at the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.
John Mairs, Director of NI Live Vision, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be involved with such a great charity and we hope that the money raised will make a difference. Many people in Formula 1 contribute to ‘Sparks’, so it was a natural decision on Gary’s part to nominate this charity as the beneficiary of the evening.”
SPARKS NI and Action Medical Research are very grateful to the organisers and attendees of this event for raising vital funds! Action Medical Research has just celebrated 60 years of funding medical breakthroughs to help sick and disabled children, but there are more breakthroughs out there, just around the corner and because of this generous donation we are yet another step closer to achieving it. In Northern Ireland the charity is currently funding four research projects. This includes: stillbirth – bringing high-tech surveillance to the womb; new treatments for retinopathy of prematurity, a condition that can cause childhood blindness; and ‘microneedle’ technology which could spare sick babies from painful blood tests.