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Beauty... with a purpose

Posted on 28 August 2015

My name is Lucy Kent and I'm the current Miss Sussex 2015.

Being involved with Miss England has always been a dream of mine - it’s very glamorous, so much fun and...


Meet the researcher: Dr Jennifer Ryan

Posted on 20 August 2015

Dr Jennifer Ryan of Brunel University London is leading a new study to help teenagers with cerebral palsy walk better and for longer. We asked her about her own journey as a researcher…...

Riding for Jasmine

Posted on 14 August 2015

Matt Westcott, aka Wheezy Rider, will be taking part in our York 100 ride on Sunday, 16 August, in honour of his niece Jasmine. He tells us why he’s raising money in her memory...


A hunt for answers

Posted on 12 August 2015

Tracey Edwards, our community fundraising manager for the west and central region, takes a nostalgic look at a photo from the very first Action 100 ride…

In August we'...


Action Hero Dr Joanna Cook

Posted on 7 August 2015

Our very own Jo Shee asked Action Research Training Fellow Dr Joanna Cook a few questions
to find out more about her latest groundbreaking research…

  

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From 'tiny dot' to boisterous little boy

Posted on 5 August 2015


Samuel is a 'beautiful, healthy, fun little man' and, despite his shocking early arrival at just 30 weeks, is doing very well, says mum Jo. As he turns one,...


Pack your trunk for Horsham

Posted on 23 July 2015

Action’s Community Fundraising Manager in the south-east, Paula Ray, tells us why some unusual animals have been sighted in West Sussex…

It’s going to be an...


'What I have found truly heart-warming are the eagerly raised hands...'

Posted on 17 July 2015

One of our newest School Ambassadors Rory Prescott tells us why he’s been inspired to spread the word on Action…

My name’s Rory and I started volunteering for Action...


Living with Grace - a happy, sociable teenager

Posted on 8 July 2015

We were delighted to receive an update from Gwenda, whose daughter Grace, now 14, has the rare and sadly incurable genetic condition Rett syndrome – a condition Action has funded in the...


A very special birthday bear

Posted on 25 June 2015

Karen Jankel, daughter of Paddington creator Michael Bond, shares her memories of Paddington Bear™…

25th June is a special day for me as it’s Paddington’s...

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