Press release: ARCH to ARC triumph for City firm

03 October 2012

3rd October 2012

ARCH to ARC triumph for City firm to raise vital funds for Children with Cancer UK

The team setting off from Marble Arch

Six members of staff from leading consultancy Navigant have completed a relay from London to Paris in a bid to raise £5,000 for charity Children with Cancer UK. 

The team, comprising of Maxime Girard, Sarah Cannon, Becky James, Stephanie Joslin, Ibragim Goesjenov, Joseph Mcfarland and Graeme Buller, set off from Marble Arch, London, at 0830 BST on Friday 28th September and reached the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, at 0200 local time on Sunday 30th September.  The team began the relay from London in fancy dress, including Sarah Cannon as Little Miss Chatterbox, the famous children's character, regularly seen at events including the London Marathon.  Each member of the team ran for one hour stints (with a four hour break to cross the Channel).

Sarah Cannon, Director of Navigant said "Along the way, the team motivated each other and kept spirits high through banter and talk of food.  We wore our Children with Cancer UK vests with pride and educated the local French villagers about our challenge.  On Sunday we all had a great sense of achievement and pride to have been part of a successful challenge to raise money for CHILDREN with CANCER UK.'

CEO of Children with Cancer UK said "A huge well done to the whole team for a fantastic achievement, which has raised vital funds for Children with Cancer UK. Without such wonderful support we wouldn't be able to continue our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer and save young lives that otherwise would be lost forever."

Navigant, based in Basinghall Street, EC2, is the UK advisory arm of the US listed Navigant Consulting, assists global banks, law firms and financial institutions with litigation analytics, derivative and structured product valuation and risk and regulation consulting.

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children's charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. The charity funds life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer, and works to protect young lives through essential welfare and campaigning programmes. 

Children with Cancer UK (formerly CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA) was set up in 1988 by Eddie and Marion O'Gorman after their 14 year old son Paul died from leukaemia. Just nine months later they lost their daughter Jean, also to cancer.


Team Setting off (L to R)

Stephanie Joslin, Maxime Girard, Sarah Cannon, Graeme Buller, Becky James, Joe McFarland, Ibragim Goesjenov

The team at the finishThe finish (L to R)

Gemma Swain (Bus Driver), Becky James, Joe McFarland, Stephanie Joslin, Maxime Girard, Graeme Buller, Ibragim Goesjenov

Regional details:

Maxime Girard lives in Angel, Islington

Sarah Cannon lives in Greenwich

Becky James lives in Finsbury Park

Stephanie Joslin lives in Finsbury Park

Ibragim Goesjenov lives in Hackney Downs

Joseph Mcfarland lives in Chiswick

Graeme Buller lives in Chelmsford, Essex

For more information on Navigant and the run, please call Graeme Buller on +44(0)2073983844/+447825788946


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