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Athona team leader & new dad completes London Marathon for childrens hospice

Brightly, 28, managed to stay focused on his training for the marathon despite becoming a dad for the first time when his son, Robin was born at the beginning of March.

Athona Recruitment have set themselves a mammoth target of raising &pound10,000 for Little Havens within 12 months. The evening before the marathon, Athona held a Great Gatsby Charity Ball at Woolston Manor Golf & Country Club in Chigwell, Essex raising &pound4,000 from the evening.

Athona have so far held a quiz, cycled for 24 hours on an exercise bike in their boardroom and in July, a Recruitment Consultant at Athona will take part in the London to Paris cycle challenge.

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Athona Recruitment has chosen Little Havens Hospice as their Charity of the Year. Over the course of a year, Athona employees will raise vitally needed funds for Little Havens through various fundraising activities. It is estimated that it will cost over &pound2.5 million in 2013/14 to continue to provide the service Little Havens offer.

Little Havens Hospice opened in March 1998 as a result of the founders of Fair Havens Hospice identifying a need for children’s hospice care in Essex for life-limited children and their families throughout the journey of their illness. At the hospice, parents, carers and siblings benefit immeasurably from the home-from-home environment, in which they can take a break from the strain of constant care, and concentrate on being a family.

Little Havens Hospice is part of Havens Hospices, which incorporates Fair Havens Hospice for adults.

Athona is a specialist recruitment provider to the medical, education, health and nursing markets.


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