From left; Daniel Vella Friggieri, VP Africa, Alan Curry founder of LifeCycle foundation and Sergio Vella, VP manufacturing operations, Western Europe
“For the third year running Actavis has pledged a sponsorship of €25,000 towards the 2015 Lifecycle Challenge in Iceland. Although no amount of money will eliminate the endurance and hardship involved in this event, it will help to make this extreme challenge more feasible and achievable.” This was announced by Sergio Vella, Vice-President of Manufacturing Operations in Western Europe at Actavis while presenting the sponsorship to the LifeCycle founder Alan Curry the company’s premises in Bulebel.
Mr Vella explained that “although Actavis has been collaborating with the LifeCycle foundation for around six years, we feel privileged to be celebrating our third year as the main title sponsor for the event. We are honoured to be helping the organisers through our donation of €25,000 and by offering our assistance to make this year’s event highly successful, as in previous years. Our involvement in this event is an essential component of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme that aims to help the Maltese community - an integral part of Actavis.”
Mr Curry thanked Actavis for the generous sponsorship, without which this challenge would not have been possible. He said that the LifeCycle Challenge, which annually sees a dedicated team of Maltese cyclists braving the elements in a long distance ride through different countries all over the world, is one of the most gruelling endurance events in Europe. Commencing in July, this year’s event in Iceland will once again cover an average of 2,000km in a mere 10 days. Founded in 1999, through these Challenges, the LifeCycle Organisation aims to create awareness and generate support for patients suffering from end stage renal disease.
Further information on the LifeCycle Foundation is available on the website www.lifecyclechallenge.com