Get set for the 2008 BG Energy Challenge

ONE of the upstream petroleum industry’s premier charity fundraising events, the BG Energy Challenge, this year takes place in Plymouth on July 10-12.

The multifaceted team-building and fundraising event will see employees from across the UK energy industry compete against each other in a bid to raise vital funds for overseas development agency CARE International and children’s medical research charity Sparks.

Last year, the BG Challenge raised £205,000 and one objective is to beat this achievement.

Since 1996, BG Energy Challenge events have raised more than £3.7million for various charities worldwide. Events are held in Brazil, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Oman, Trinidad & Tobago, and the US.

CARE is one of the world’s largest aid agencies, working in more than 60 countries to fight poverty and helping more than 55million people every year.

Sparks is unique. It isn’t a single-cause charity. It is the only charity to fund cutting-edge research across the whole spectrum of paediatric medicine. Sparks has so far committed more than £15million to fund more than 180 research projects with the aim of giving more children the best of all starts in life – a healthy one.

Companies associated with the energy industry wishing to take part in the 2008 BG Challenge and help with the fundraising can apply online at Or you can get in touch with Katrina Spring at, or call her on +44 (0)118 929 2944