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Treating sick and vulnerable babies

Treating sick and vulnerable babies

Action Medical Research is dedicated to funding research to help reduce the high rate of premature birth and improve treatment for sick babies.

Helping children affected by disability and infections

Helping children affected by disability and infections

Many thousands of families across the UK are coping with the relentless daily challenge of supporting a child affected by a disabling condition.

Targeting rare diseases in children

Targeting rare diseases in children

Thousands of families across the UK are caring for a child with a rare and devastating disease for which there is no cure.

Our successes

Our successes

Action Medical Research has played a pivotal part in some key medical breakthroughs over the past 60 years.

What our supporters are tweeting

David Millar
So @franmillar knows, i've done the #icebucketchallenge 10+ times in the last two days, on my bike, will donate now, film/nominate tomorrow.
David Millar - 26 August 2014 18:37pm
@Actionmedresvol special volunteers ready to welcome #action100 riders today @amr_events http://t.co/HKeiJ0FnV4
Tracey@actionmed - 24 August 2014 10:47am
Wellsway Sports Ctr
The centre is looking good ahead of tomorrow's @amr_events #Bristol to #London Registration open from 6am http://t.co/QX4FDQewl0
Wellsway Sports Ctr - 23 August 2014 18:35pm
Fran Millar
Great meeting with @Saaartjie - Good to catch up + make plans for the @amr_events Champions Dinner + I got this :) http://t.co/APzfuqw2hD
Fran Millar - 22 August 2014 20:54pm
Action-Med Paula
Vols needed to cheer scream & shout to encourage cyclists at RIDE 24 Thruxton 6/7 Sept. Bring a tent stay the night http://t.co/AdIcdzRjLh
Action-Med Paula - 15 August 2014 13:06pm
Wimbledon Womble
@letouryorkshire @AuntieAyyy & I will be attempting our first century ride at the @amr_events @actionmedres York 100 on Sunday
Wimbledon Womble - 15 August 2014 11:44am
Action-Med Sarah
Loving @lynseybartlett and cathy for helping paddington start his bear miles tour in #brighton http://t.co/8FS4IMAwiw
Action-Med Sarah - 5 August 2014 12:20pm
@amr_events @actionmedres @downboy10 & @SKlovesthe80s training hard for L2P Sept '14. Less than 6 weeks to go! http://t.co/4vKgCmZbIS
SK - 3 August 2014 20:30pm
This week's #York100 training - the "hills" of Hertfordshire 😃🚴 @actionmedval @amr_events http://t.co/dqZqsXfDo7
Allan - 3 August 2014 12:15pm
Phil Spencer
Support Paddington Bear on his UK children’s hospitals tour. Donate @actionmedres #BearMiles
Phil Spencer - 1 August 2014 17:10pm

Paddington brings smiles to children’s faces at the Great North Children’s Hospital

6 days 12 hours ago
Children’s favourite, Paddington Bear™ paid a visit to delighted young patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital...

Katie's story

At three-weeks old premature Katie was diagnosed with hydrocephalus – water on the brain. Thankfully doctors were able to prevent brain damage but she has since had many difficulties to overcome.

Read Katie's story

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