Latest press releases

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

18 July 2014

Last call for riders for Essex100 charity cycle challenge

Cycling challenge the Essex100 is taking place on Sunday 31 August 2014 and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the event. For a limited time there is 20% off the cost of the ride.

There is a choice of Cool (33 miles), Classic (63 miles) and Champion (100 miles) routes setting out from Essex County Cricket Club, Chelmsford.

Last call for riders for Bucks100 charity cycle challenge

Cycling challenge the Bucks100 takes place in Aylesbury on Sunday 14 September 2014 and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the event. For a limited time there is 20% off the cost of the ride.

There is a choice of Cool (47 miles), Classic (68 miles) and Champion (101 miles) routes setting out from Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury.

Suffolk’s biggest charity music festival raises £10,000

Gig in the Garden music festival took place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July at Wicks Farm, Mendlesham, near Stowmarket. The two-day event, organised by children’s charity Action Medical Research raised over £10,000. Even the weather couldn’t dampen people’s spirits and festival-goers, performers and event volunteers all had a fantastic time and made sure the family event was even better than last year.

End the cycling year on a high with the Tour Ride 100

Action Medical Research, the children’s charity with an unparalleled reputation for organising top class cycling events, is teaming up with the Tour of Britain. Cyclists are offered the opportunity to experience a truly professional tour ride, taking in the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District. This amateur ride for male and female cyclists on Sunday 5 October 2014 offers two challenges – the Professional 102.2 mile route and the Challenge 58.9 mile route.

11 July 2014

Local college HR teams make Time for Tea: getting to the HeaRt of the matter

Tea and sympathy transforms into tea and strategy, as Activate Learning’s Group HR Services Teams from Banbury and Bicester College, City of Oxford College and Reading College used their strategic planning meeting on 19 June to support a brand new charity initiative, the Action Cream Teas.

** FILMING OPPORTUNITY – pm Weds 23 July ** 170 charity cyclists head from Dover to Paris

Media Opportunity: Over 170 cyclists will cross the Channel as part of a four-day ride from London to Paris to coincide with the finale of the Tour de France and help raise over £370,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Time: Wednesday 23 July, approx 4pm – please confirm attendance in advance so we can make sure riders/charity spokespeople can be available for interview once they arrive.

Location: Dover ferry terminal, Dover

Contacts: Soraya Ebrahimi, Senior Press & PR Officer - 01403 327480.

4 July 2014

Time for Tea for Places for People Leisure

Employees at Alfreton Leisure Centre in Derbyshire, raised their tea cups for a brand new charity initiative on Thursday 19 June - joined by 244 other workplaces throughout the UK.

The UK children’s charity Action Medical Research called on the UK workforce to take a break and Places for People Leisure responded! They took delivery of their delicious traditional cream teas - in a box - to bond with colleagues over a brew whilst doing their bit for charity.

Sponsors announced for ‘cycling event of the year’

The children's charity Action Medical Research has a passion for all things cycling and to celebrate yet another successful season in the saddle, it will be hosting the fifth annual Champions of CycleSport Dinner with cycling legend Chris Boardman MBE as Ambassador. The event will be held on the 27 November at the Battersea Evolution and is sponsored this year by both Broadstone and BDO LLP.

Spalding charity volunteer and fundraiser receives MBE

Petronella Keeling from Spalding was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding and committed contribution to UK children’s charity, Action Medical Research. Petronella set up the charity’s Spalding Committee in 1967 and has led the committee and its fundraising work for over 45 years. It is also one of the most successful committees, contributing over £20,000 each year to Action Medical Research.

1 July 2014

Three new Research Training Fellowships awarded by Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research, the leading UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies children and young people, has today announced it is funding three new Research Training Fellowships worth £553,901.

Research Training Fellows carry out a key piece of research to help children and undertake training to develop their research expertise.

Medical research can save and change children’s lives. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded.

27 June 2014

Last chance to grab tickets to Suffolk’s biggest charity music festival

Gig in the Garden, the Suffolk event on the festival calendar, returns on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July at Wicks Farm, Mendlesham near Stowmarket. The two-day event, organised by children’s charity Action Medical Research, has camping available and follows the sell-out success of 2013’s debut. There are still tickets available and Action is calling on people to snap them up before they sell out.

Headline acts for the weekend include Queen tribute band The Bohemians and local superstars Polar Collective. The boys from the band say:

20 June 2014

Join the fun and celebrate Paddington Bear’s birthday

Children’s charity, Action Medical Research is calling on the nation to help celebrate its mascot’s birthday later this month. Paddington™, the lovable furry friend from all our childhoods, celebrates his summer birthday on Wednesday 25 June this year.

19 June 2014

New Peter James' 'Want You Dead' Missing Evidence Game launched

Children’s charity Action Medical Research today launches the 2014 Peter James Golf Classic and, new for this year, the ‘Want You Dead’ Missing Evidence Game.

The annual Golf Classic is now in its fifth year, raising over £52,000 for the charity, and will take place on Wednesday 10 September, again at the finely manicured and carefully maintained Haywards Heath Golf Club

11 June 2014

Last call for riders for Chiltern charity cycle challenge

Cycling challenge, the Chiltern Challenge100, will take place in Thame on Sunday 22 June and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for this fantastic event. There is a choice of Cool (42 miles), Classic (71 miles) and Champion (103 miles) routes setting out from Chinnor Rugby Club.

6 June 2014

Big Walk for Tiny Lives charity event at Loyton Lodge

A Big Walk for Tiny Lives event is taking place at Loyton Lodge, Tiverton, on Sunday 14 September in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.  This fun walking event for all the family aims to raise funds for the charity and also to increase awareness of its work. Action Medical Research is also Loyton Lodge’s Charity of the Year.

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