A dedicated team of triathletes from CVC Capital Partners took to the fields and lakes of Blenheim Palace on 4 June to help raise a target of £220,000 for desperately needed research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND) at Barts and The London School of Medicine. MND is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects over 5000 people in the UK each year.
The "Tri for Wayne" team was inspired by their long-time colleague Wayne Sammut, who was diagnosed with MND in 2009. The money raised by CVC employees will help fund research into the role of muscle stem cells as a potential therapy for MND. A spokesperson for Barts and The London Charity says, "there are currently no effective treatments for MND, therefore there is a real clinical need to identify and develop new therapies to treat MND patients".
CVC employees celebrate having completed a gruelling Sprint Triathlon 750m lake swim, 20km bike ride and a 5.6km run in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace on 4 June. CVC's participation was organised by CVC Cordatus Marketing Manager, Jane Howard.