Action Medical Research blog

TONgue in Cheek

Posted on 24 November 2014

Adam Cochrane on his involvement in the rise of the ‘Trossachs Ton’ (one of the RIDE100 series): ‘It began back in 2008 when the phone rang and my Mum was on the other end...

World Prematurity Day

Posted on 13 November 2014

Today, 17 November, is World Prematurity Day. We, and many other organisations around the globe, are marking the day and hoping to raise awareness of the issue of prematurity. The...

Aiden’s First Christmas!

Posted on 12 November 2014

Fleur and Keith are so looking forward to their first Christmas with their baby son Aiden. His birth was traumatic and, due to complications, he suffered a shortage of oxygen to the brain. He...

Paddington goes to the Museum: our mascot celebrated in Horsham

Posted on 5 November 2014

We are so excited about all the current adventures of our mascot, Paddington BearTM. In the lead up to his big screen debut on 28 November, he's hardly had time to eat his marmalade sandwiches...

‘From Zero to Hero’ – London Marathon training blog

Posted on 28 October 2014

'From Zero to Hero’ is the motto of our very own Gemma Rooke, Challenge Events Fundraiser, who’s just been awarded a place for the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 26 April 2015 and...

World Polio Day: protecting children through vaccination

Posted on 22 October 2014

Today, 24 October, we are supporting World Polio Day - amplifying the message that the eradication of polio remains urgent! Over the last 30 years the number of countries that continue to be...

Our real deal Christmas cards are now on sale!

Posted on 19 September 2014

We’re really pleased to announce that our fantastic range of real deal Christmas cards are now on sale. Twelve artists from around the country have teamed up to produce a range of Christmas...

Riders take on the Thruxton Motorsport Circuit

Posted on 12 September 2014

180 cyclists took part in Action riding events at the Thruxton Motorsport Circuit last weekend (Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September).  70 enthusiastic riders participated in our popular Thruxton...

Last chance to enter Peter James Missing Evidence raffle - £1000 up for grabs!

Posted on 4 September 2014

Brighton-born Peter James is one of the UK’s most treasured crime and thriller novelists. He is also one of our strongest supporters. His annual Peter James Golf Classic has raised...

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...