Sparks, the children’s medical research charity, was founded in 1960 by some of the leading sports personalities of the day.
These sportsmen, who were so grateful to be making their living by playing the game they loved, realised that sport itself could provide a way of helping children who might never have the opportunity to play sport at all.
Their sole remit is to fund research across the whole spectrum of paediatric medicine.
Sparks exists to give all children the chance to be born healthy and stay healthy so they, too, may share the joy of playing a sport or simply being able to walk or run.
Every day 70 babies are born in the UK with a life-threatening condition or an illness that will affect them and their families for life.* Sparks aims to reduce this statistic so all children have the chance of a healthy future.
Imagine being told that your child has cancer, imagine your child having damaged lungs or imagine your child facing life in a wheelchair. Imagine the difference you can make by supporting Sparks.
Fortress is delighted to be working in association with such a dynamic charity such as Sparks.
Together, as a partnership and with your support, we can make a real difference to the lives of sick babies and children.
*3% of the 700,000 babies born each year have a life-threatening condition or an illness that will affect them and their families for life - Office for National Statistics (ONS), 2008