Action Medical Research blog

Follow our London to Paris riders

Posted on 25 July 2014

240 cyclists are taking part of a 300-mile London to Paris bike ride to coincide with the finale of the Tour de France and help raise over £370,000 for the charity. Keep up to date...

Music, family fun, electric storms and fundraising

Posted on 18 July 2014

Gig in the Garden music festival is in its second year and in 2014 it took place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July at Wicks Farm, Mendlesham near Stowmarket. The two-day event, organised by Action...

Paraplegic man takes on ultimate cycling challenge

Posted on 11 July 2014

58-year-old Robert Groves from Crawley, West Sussex, was left paralysed from the waist down after a serious accident eight years ago. After vowing to get back into shape he has entered the original...

Let the Tour de France inspire your next cycling challenge

Posted on 4 July 2014

The world’s largest annual sporting event, The Tour de France, kicks off this weekend in Yorkshire. The 198 riders selected by the 22 teams will cycle from Leeds to Harrogate, York, Sheffield...

Paddington Bear Birthday Timeline

Posted on 26 June 2014

2014 is set to be a big year for Paddington Bear™, the nation’s favourite from deepest Peru; as he makes his movie debut this November! To celebrate his forthcoming big screen stardom...

Test your limits on one of our PLOD midnight walking challenges

Posted on 20 June 2014

This summer, teams of tenacious walkers will take to the hills and participate in one of our overnight endurance events taking place in some of the UK's greatest walking regions. Teams...

Get cycling for annual Bike Week

Posted on 11 June 2014

Bike Week starts this Saturday (14-21 June) to promote cycling. We at the Action team HQ, where cycling is de rigueur, would love the week to inspire more people to take up cycling....

Our volunteers are amazing!

Posted on 3 June 2014

This week is Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) and we are marking its 30th anniversary by giving a ‘high five’ (#ActionHi5) to all our amazing past and present volunteers who have...

Team Action take on Bupa London 10k

Posted on 30 May 2014

On Sunday 25 May, a record 12,144 people took to the streets of London to run the Bupa London 10k. Team Action were there to take on the challenge to help fund research which improves the lives of...

The polio vaccine: protecting children in the UK

Posted on 23 May 2014

Earlier this week, BBC2 aired a documentary entitled The Battle to Beat Polio. The programme featured Stephanie Flanders, former BBC economics editor, whose father Michael was paralysed by the...