Latest press releases

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

1 July 2015

Children’s charity to repeat sweet success of cream tea delivery

Cream tea lovers will have a fresh chance to indulge this summer when children’s charity Action Medical Research runs its hugely popular cream teas in a box scheme for a second time.

After the sweet success of its first delivery, which saw thousands of cream teas delivered to homes, schools and workplaces around the country, the charity is running a second delivery in August.

26 June 2015

Fundraising hero tackles not one but two of charity’s ultimate challenges – within a week!

A dedicated fundraiser from Ampthill, Bedfordshire, is tackling not one but two of Action Medical Research’s epic outdoor challenges – within a week of each other.

Adrian Wadsworth, 47, was first encouraged to sign up for the children’s charity’s Race the Sun Brecon Beacons on Saturday, 27 June, by team captain Jon Reep.

Along with Dave Wilson and Martin Cruise, they will join teams to cycle 45 miles, climb Pen y Fan (2,907ft) and canoe 3km across Pontsticill Reservoir, starting at sunrise and finishing by sunset - racing the sun!

25 June 2015

Charity celebrates birthday of mascot Paddington Bear

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is celebrating the birthday of its faithful mascot Paddington BearTM on 25 June.

23 June 2015

Tony Hadley to host ladies’ lunch in aid of children’s charity

Women in Kent are in for a treat with a new ladies’ lunch with Tony Hadley, which is sure to hit the right note!

The event, in aid of Action Medical Research, will be held at The Mercure Hotel in Maidstone on Friday, 9 October, and the fun starts at midday when guests will enjoy a drinks reception followed by a two-course meal and live entertainment from Tony himself, as well as a raffle packed with incredible prizes.

19 June 2015

PLOD team carries on with fundraising in memory of teammate

A team of fundraisers from Peel Ports in Greenock vowed to plod on despite the tragic death of teammate Ken Clark just a month ahead of their overnight challenge in aid of Action Medical Research.

The group of four put their best foot forward on Friday, 5 June, to complete the children’s charity’s Trossachs PLOD, a gruelling 50km midnight hike through some of the most challenging landscapes the Trossachs has to offer including Loch Drunkie, Loch Achray and Loch Venachar.

17 June 2015

Bifocals bring ‘amazing’ boost to Henry’s sight

Bifocal glasses prescribed by Vision Express in Horsham have made an ‘amazing’ difference to a 12-year-old boy who has Down syndrome.

Mum Caroline is thrilled by the progress in Henry’s reading, writing and everyday skills. “He took to the bifocals really quickly and is starting to read,” she says. “He still needs lots of encouragement but now wants to read his key words every day. His handwriting is becoming clearer because he can see what he is writing.”

16 June 2015

Charity seeks riders for Legenderry cycle challenge sponsored by Donnelly Group

Action Medical Research has launched an exciting new ride in Derry and the children’s charity is on the hunt for 100 riders to sign up now for the Legenderry ride.

11 June 2015

Paddington to support his favourite charity on his home turf

Action Medical Research’s mascot Paddington BearTM will be the guest of honour at a dragon boat race in Paddington Basin to raise funds for the children’s charity.

The Paddington Partnership Dragon Boat Regatta, on the evening of Thursday, 18 June, is in its 15th year and this is the second time it has donated the proceeds to Action Medical Research.

10 June 2015

Davina gets back in the saddle to join 400 cyclists on her Big Sussex Bike Ride

Davina McCall took to her bike to help raise funds for children's charity Action Medical Research last week at her Big Sussex Bike Ride, the star's first cycling event since her gruelling Sport Relief challenge in February 2014.

Last year, a knee injury meant she had to wave riders off at the start line at the annual event but this year she was able to send cyclists on their way then join them for the 40-mile Classic route after getting back in the saddle three weeks ago.

8 June 2015

Sponsor unveiled for champions’ interviews at star-studded cycling event

Stars of the cycling world are lining up to take their seats at Action Medical Research’s sixth annual Champions of CycleSport Dinner.

Ambassador for the children’s charity Chris Boardman MBE will be joined by Sir Dave Brailsford CBE, Rochelle Gilmore, Rob Hales and Jody Cundy MBE, as well as cycling’s much-loved TV pundit Ned Boulting, for the ultimate cycling night out on Thursday 26 November at Battersea Evolution.

2 June 2015

Pair put their best foot forward for Paige after heartbreaking diagnosis

A grandmother from Norfolk has been inspired to put her best foot forward to raise funds for Action Medical Research after her two-year-old grand-daughter received a devastating diagnosis.

Tracey McManus and her fiancé Paulo Perdiz, from Thetford, are tackling a number of challenges for the children’s charity after little Paige was recently diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy, a rare genetic disorder.

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.

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