Latest press releases

Here you will find the latest press releases from Action Medical Research.

27 May 2015

Charity calls for contributions to ‘Art for Action’ exhibition

Artists, designers, art schools and celebrities are being asked to contribute to an ‘Art for Action’ exhibition in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

On Thursday, 15 October, members of the Ipswich group for Action Medical Research will be holding an exclusive sale of original postcard-sized works of art to raise money for the charity, to help save and change children’s lives, with the theme of childhood memories.

21 May 2015

Ron returns to two wheels after 50 years to ride for a reason

Wrexham resident Ron Hughes is getting on his bike to tackle a 296-mile ride from London to Paris this summer – after not cycling for more than 50 years.

Ron, from Gwersyllt, signed up for the children’s charity’s iconic challenge after being persuaded by pal Keith Corbett, a three-time veteran of the ride, to take part.

After snapping up a bike custom-made by Keith, now adorned with his nickname ‘Rocket’ as well as Action’s logo, he’s back on two wheels ahead of the tour from 22-26 July.

18 May 2015

Chance to get down and dirty at charity’s new mud challenge

If you’re looking for a new challenge and not afraid of a bit of dirt, it’s time to get down and dirty in aid of a great cause! This year children’s charity Action Medical Research has a limited number of places at the popular Mud Monsters Run in West Sussex for the first time.

15 May 2015

Skating legend Jayne Torvill saddles up to join Davina on charity ride

Jayne Torvill is swapping her ice skates for two wheels after signing up to join our celebrity Ambassador Davina McCall at her charity bike ride in aid of Action Medical Research.

The skating superstar will join the charity’s ambassador to raise funds for sick babies and children at Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride on 7 June.

11 May 2015

Action launches unique end-of-season London to Paris ride

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling all keen riders to end the cycling season in style with its brand new London to Paris ride in September.

With its iconic London to Paris bike ride each July already a confirmed success, Action has launched a new end of season tour from 9-13 September 2015 to tempt tour aficionados and novices alike.

7 May 2015

Cream tea lovers: fancy winning a retro Smeg mixer?

Tea lovers can enjoy a break – and be in with a chance of winning a gorgeous food mixer, courtesy of Smeg, if they sign up for Action Medical Research’s Cream Teas in a Box.

The children’s charity is again calling on residents and businesses across the country to enjoy a cuppa as part of its annual fundraising campaign.

30 April 2015

Saddle up for THE star-studded cycling event of the year!

Action Medical Research will be taking things up a gear when it hosts the cycling event of the year to celebrate all things cycling and mark another successful season of high-profile rides.

The children’s charity will once again raise vital funds while celebrating its passion for cycling at the star-studded sixth annual Champions of CycleSport Dinner on Thursday 26 November.

27 April 2015

‘Ever Present’ runner shows support for Action

Stalwart marathon runner Terry Macey showed his support for children’s charity Action Medical Research in the 35th London Marathon on Sunday – having competed every year since the race began.

Terry, 66, is part of a group of runners who have competed in every marathon in the capital since it launched in 1981 – dubbed the ‘Ever Presents’, the group’s 12 members (originally 42 people) are now guaranteed a place every year.

14 April 2015

Dancing for Dean

Local lass organises Scotland’s first ‘Burnathon’ for children’s charity in memory of her brother

Arbroath resident, Cheryl Fraser, is organising a two hour ‘Burnathon’ in aid of children’s charity, Action Medical Research. The event, in memory of her baby brother, Dean who died of meningitis, will take place on 25 April 2015, the eve of his birthday, between 1pm and 3pm at the Community Centre in Arbroath, Scotland.

8 April 2015

Fancy a cuppa?

Children’s Charity launches ‘Tea with a twist’!

Children’s charity, Action Medical Research, today launches its annual fundraising Traditional Cream Teas campaign, which will be delivering wonderfully scrumptious and refreshing British Cream Teas directly to schools, colleges and workplaces on Thursday 18 June 2015.

25 March 2015

Royal Patron hosts reception at Buckingham Palace

His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, welcomed over 100 Action guests, including researchers, doctors, scientists and business people to a champagne and canapé reception on 24 March 2015 at Buckingham Palace to celebrate his 60th year as Patron of children’s charity, Action Medical Research. His Royal Highness has kindly hosted many events for the charity over the years, but this one, held in the Blue Drawing Room, was particularly special.

23 March 2015

Flying by the seat of their pants –

 ‘Brunel Flyer’ replaces ‘Bath 100’ with new route

18 March 2015

Three Men, one Davie and a Little Lady

THREE MEN, ONE DAVIE AND A LITTLE LADY  join forces to ‘Plod’ for children’s charity!

10 March 2015

Fairway to Heaven


If you can sing as well as you swing – then you may be good enough to perform at the Celebrity Gala dinner held after the Tony Hadley Golf Classic on Friday 11 September 2015 in Peterborough in aid of children’s charity, Action Medical Research!

9 March 2015

Eyes to the Right!

Eminent cataract researcher to join Life Peer at Aberdeen Ladies’ Lunch 

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