Action Medical Research blog

Dr Dawn Harper adds celebrity sparkle to our BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Posted on 29 August 2014

Back in July, TV presenter and medic, Dr Dawn Harper visited the BBC studios in London to record the Action Medical Research charity appeal for BBC Radio 4. Our appeal was first aired on Sunday 24...

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

Posted on 22 August 2014

Children’s favourite, Paddington Bear™ paid a visit to delighted young patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, as part of his tour of the UK to raise vital...

Cyclists brave the weather to take on RideLondon-Surrey 100 for Action

Posted on 15 August 2014

Over 144 cyclists braved very wet and windy weather last Sunday to tackle the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 sportive for Action. More than 24,000 cyclists took part in the ride and although the...

Our summer of cycling so far

Posted on 8 August 2014

With our London to Paris event over until September we thought now would be a good time to look back at our fantastic cycling challenges which we’ve already held this year. We have a first...

Paddington’s summer holiday

Posted on 31 July 2014

We have waved off Paddington Bear from London’s Paddington Station, the same spot where he was found almost 56 years ago. He has packed his famous suitcase and set off for a summer adventure...

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 with...

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...