Latest press releases

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

30 July 2015

Promising steps ahead for teenagers with cerebral palsy

A new trial exercise programme for teenagers with cerebral palsy starts in London on 3 August. The programme will involve up to 60 young people aged 12-19.

Children’s charity Action Medical Research and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust are jointly funding the three year study.

Estimates suggest around one in every 400 people has cerebral palsy in the UK1. They will experience lifelong problems with movement and coordination, which vary greatly from one child to another.

27 July 2015

Pair rally to support children's charity after tragic loss

Two lorry drivers from Kent are setting off on a 1,200-mile rally to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research.

Marc Collins, 35, from Herne Bay but originally from Canterbury, and Mark Rogers, 41, from Canterbury, are tackling the Two Ball Banger Rally in August,  travelling across nine countries in four days to raise £5,000 for the children’s charity.

The pair were inspired to support Action Medical Research after Marc’s niece sadly died after being born prematurely.

17 July 2015

‘Anything is possible’ as Chris begins ride across America

Big-hearted Billericay resident Chris Armishaw will be tackling the ride of his life this month when he heads to North America for a 3,000-mile challenge.

Chris, whose motto is ‘anything is possible’, is aiming to complete his epic endeavour from Washington DC to San Francisco in just 15 days and raise at least £10,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

15 July 2015

Celebrities get creative for Art for Action charity sale

Celebrities, novelists, artists and chefs have been inspired to get creative for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Dozens of people have answered the call for original postcard-sized works of art to raise money to help save and change children’s lives, with the theme of childhood memories.

Radio presenter and journalist Libby Purves, best-selling crime writer Peter James and model Vita West are among those creating 5” x 8” artworks to be sold at Copdock Hall in Suffolk in October.

10 July 2015

Cyclist to tackle Essex 100 ride - one year on from heart surgery

Cycling challenge the Essex 100 ride will take place through the stunning North Essex countryside later this summer and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the event on Sunday, 20 September.

The ride offers three options: a Cool 37-mile route for those new to cycling or who haven’t had much time to train; a Classic 68-mile route; or the more challenging Champion option, which covers 104 miles - ideal for experienced sportive riders.

6 July 2015

Smeg UK goes the extra mile for Action Medical Research

Staff at Smeg UK are leading the pack for children’s charity Action Medical Research when it comes to fundraising after heading to Italy last month for a bespoke 300-mile bike ride.

After a team undertook Action’s London to Paris ride in 2014, this year the Abingdon-based appliance supplier took its support up a gear with a challenging tour created by Action’s cycling experts between the mountains of Northern Italy.

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.

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