Action Medical Research blog

‘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...

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...