Latest press releases

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

26 November 2014

Paddington™ Stare

Special pre-screening of Paddington movie in Horsham

raises around £2,500 for Action Medical Research

20 November 2014

Festive Friday Cycling Gift

Ride into the Xmas season with Action’s one-day gift to you:

a ‘Festive Friday Fifty per cent off’ launch for the RIDE100 series

19 November 2014

Study into new treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis: developing a new type of inhaled therapy

The children’s charity Action Medical Research and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust have joined forces to fund a laboratory study to develop a new, once-monthly, inhaled treatment for children with cystic fibrosis (CF).

The total amount awarded for the new study, being led by Professor Steve Hart, of University College London, is £149,062. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is contributing one third.

11 November 2014

Lunch with a Lift: Record amount raised at Davina's fundraiser

TV personality Davina McCall hosted her eighth ‘Dine with Davina’ fundraising lunch on Friday 7 November and raised an amazing £33,000 for her favourite children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

The sell-out event, sponsored by Next, brought 400 local ladies to the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel, who always host the event and who kindly offered them welcome drinks as the fun and fine dining commenced! 

10 November 2014

Affairs of the heart inspire London to Paris Cycle ride in July 2015

Up until around five years ago, Chris Hollister admits that he was ‘unfit, a smoker and a couch potato’. That all changed when his partner Catherine fell pregnant – he stopped smoking and started jogging regularly, gradually increasing his fitness. Then everything came to a crashing halt for nearly eight months as tragedy struck...

Could you be part of the ‘PLOD Squad’?

If a ‘plod’ puts you in mind of a slow steady walk then think again, this event is fast and furious, although your legs may very well be like lead as you reach the finish!  The PLOD Midnight Challenges, which take place across Great Britain and raise funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research, aren’t for the faint-hearted but serious teams of endurance striders, willing to navigate strenuous conditions and tough terrain.

4 November 2014

Rankin unveils our 'new look' mascot for the Paddington Trail

Lights, Camera…Action (Medical Research)!

3 November 2014

Buy your ‘real deal’ charity Christmas cards now!

Twelve artists from around the country have teamed up to produce a range of Christmas cards where the beneficiary charity, Action Medical Research, receives ALL of the money. Designers, printers and even envelope makers have all collaborated and donated their services for free to ensure the charity receives every penny from every card sold. A similar initiative last year raised £13,000 for the children’s charity. The cards are selling fast and people are being urged to get their orders in now, while stocks last.

30 October 2014

Cycle Show Host to welcome Champions of CycleSport

Keen cyclist, TV presenter (Channel 5 news) and Cycle Show host, Matt Barbet has just announced that he will be officially welcoming everyone to the Champions of CycleSport Dinner, on 27 November 2014 in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. Matt, who attended the event last year and is eagerly looking forward to this year’s dinner said, “It’s a huge honour to be invited to do this.”

28 October 2014

Paddington wear?

Davina McCall to unveil new PaddingtonTM ‘look’ for Action Medical Research’s Mascot on the Paddington Trail

21 October 2014

A Marathon Adventure

If you recently applied for a place in the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, 2015 and haven’t been successful then don’t despair! The charity Action Medical Research still have some guaranteed places which will ensure you’ll have the added incentive of running to help change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

17 October 2014

Paddington says “be bear-illiant” for children’s charity

In the year of his big screen debut, Paddington Bear is asking nurseries and schools across the UK to help raise vital funds for his favourite charity, Action Medical Research, by taking part in its Bring your Bear event.

It’s very easy to join in, just choose any day during the school year when the children bring their teddy bear, or a favourite soft toy, along with them for the day. Each child brings in a £2 donation with their bear to support vital research to help sick babies and children.

14 October 2014

Bentley team ‘Race(s) the Sun’!

Paul Malinowski, Sean Cook, Ian Sprules and Nitisha Joshi, from the Bentley dealership Leicester, may not have quite matched the sleek power of the New Flying Spur V8 but never-the-less proved to be a stunningly agile team, turning in a great performance at the ‘Race the Sun’ event in aid of Action Medical Research charity for children.

 

More greats announced for Champions of CycleSport

Rob Hayles, Dani King MBE, Hannah Walker and Jon Mould are amongst the latest names that have confirmed their attendance at this year’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner supported by Broadstone and BDO LLP, in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. The event, now in its’ fifth year, is taking place on 27 November 2014 at the exciting new Battersea Evolution venue with cycling legend Chris Boardman MBE again as the event Ambassador. 

8 October 2014

Paddington Exhibition at Horsham Museum

Paddington Bear™ has been at the heart of fundraising for UK children’s charity Action Medical Research since 1976. As the charity’s HQ is based in Horsham, the lovable bear is thrilled that the local museum will be featuring the ‘Paddington Goes to the Museum’ exhibition from 16 October until 31 December 2014.

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