deVere Acuma runners smash Dubai Marathon to sponsor 20 orphans


25 Jan, 2019

deVere Acuma runners smash Dubai Marathon to sponsor 20 orphans

On a mission to sponsor 20 orphaned children, the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations - and 19 of his team – conquered the Dubai Marathon on Friday.

Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group, which has its HQ plus three successful offices in the UAE, under the brand deVere Acuma, together with his colleagues joined runners from across the world as they pounded the streets for the 2019 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, in the heart of the Jumeirah and against the backdrop of the iconic Burj Al Arab.

England football superstar, Michael Owen, a former striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City, was amongst the first to show his support for deVere Acuma’s efforts.

Speaking on completing the 10k challenge in just 53 minutes, an elated Nigel Green said: “It was fantastic to take part in the 20th edition of Dubai Marathon on this spectacular course, which has records that rank among the fastest times ever run in the history of marathon running.

“Even though the weather was kind to us, we all needed to dig deep for the last few kilometres.”

He continued: “Thanks to the hard work of the deVere Acuma runners and everyone who generously sponsored our efforts, we will be able to sponsor 20 orphaned children for a year via the Emirates Red Crescent.

“This sponsorship will give these vulnerable children the opportunity to build a better and brighter future.”

Mr Green went on to say: “As a responsible global finance brand and an influential employer in the UAE we are delighted to work with Emirates Red Crescent, as our alliance with them allows us to give something back to those less fortunate than ourselves in our region.

“Everyone who took part showed incredible commitment and energy and I am immensely proud of the whole deVere Acuma Team!”

The deVere CEO concluded: “This event brought together our love of fitness, our love of working – and competitively - hard as a team, our love of Dubai, but most importantly supporting the community in which we have our global HQ and two highly successful offices.”

The deVere Acuma team for the 20th Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon: Nigel Green, James Minns, Dan Barron, Simon Pitkin, Joanne Lobb, Michael Dzangare, Lucy Drummond, Lauren Greaves, Vikki Fraser, Daniel Lynch, Darren Jones, Ainsley Stevenson, Jackie Mutesi, Jamie Lee, William Bailey, John Thompson, John Newman, Danny Cousins and David Burke.