Latest press releases
Here you will find the latest press releases from Action Medical Research.
6 December 2013
Teams of tenacious walkers are being sought to hit the hills and take part in overnight endurance events taking place in some of the UK's greatest walking regions. The PLOD series raises funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research with events taking place next summer in a choice of five stunning UK locations – on either the Cotswold Way, South Downs Way or following sections of the Rutland Round, in England; in the Trossachs National Park in Scotland or in Northern Ireland's beautiful Mourne Mountains (see listing for full details).
3 December 2013
National treasure and budding film star*, Paddington Bear (who will be starring in his own film out in cinemas 28 November 2014), will be decorating the Christmas tree at Paddington Station on 11 December, all in the name of charity.
He will be given a helping paw by TV personality and DJ Sam Mann together with Karen Jankel, daughter of Paddington Bear creator, Michael Bond, alongside children from local primary school, Our Lady of Delours.
29 November 2013
Sir Chris Hoy surprised guests as he joined a star-studded line-up at this year’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner, supported by Wiggle, in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. The event, held at London’s Hurlingham Club last night (Thursday 28 November) raised more than £185,000 to help sick babies and children.
21 November 2013
Fran Jones, from Leamington Spa, is urging people to follow her blog: ‘Oliver’s Progress: following the progress of our premature baby’. Oliver was born in May this year, to parents Fran and Paul, prematurely at 25 weeks at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, weighing just 2 lb 1 oz.
20 November 2013
Children’s charity Action Medical Research is currently offering up to 50 per cent discount on the registration fee for their iconic London to Paris bike ride next summer.
Running from 23 -27 July, there are four routes to choose from, including a new 24-hour choice for those looking for a tougher two-wheeled challenge. All arrive in the French capital the day before the thrilling finale of the Tour de France, with riders pedalling in convoy down the Champs Elysees the day before the professional cyclists travel the same streets.
13 November 2013
More than 200 ladies from across Scotland gathered at The Forum in Aberdeen on Friday (8 November) and raised more than £70,000 at the Killer Heels and Cocktails event in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.
Around 300 ladies from across Scotland gathered at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Friday (8 November) and raised around £40,000 at the Killer Heels and Cocktails annual ladies’ lunch in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.
The sell-out event is one of the charity’s biggest Scottish fundraisers of the year and has been a firm fixture on the calendar for almost 30 years. This year’s edition was hosted by presenter, journalist and author Martel Maxwell and featured entertainment from the ever-popular Karen Dunbar.
12 November 2013
Irish road racing legend Sean Kelly is the latest cycling star confirmed to attend this month’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. A few tables are still available for the hot-ticket event, which is supported by online retailer Wiggle and will be held at London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club on 28 November.
TV star Davina McCall was back in Southampton on Friday (8 November) to host her seventh annual Dine with Davina event, raising £28,000 for her favourite children’s charity, Action Medical Research.
The sell-out event brought 300 local ladies to the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel for an afternoon of fun, fine dining and fundraising.
8 November 2013
Three new genes causing Jeune syndrome, a rare and incurable hereditary condition, have been discovered. Two of the three discoveries are published this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
Little is known about the condition, affecting bone development and causing severe breathing difficulties in children, so the findings will help improve genetic testing and could lead to better treatments.
Community spirit is alive and well in the Sheffield suburban district of Meersbrook, where a group of 50 residents have come together to show support for a local family whose baby boy died earlier this year.
Elijah Halse was born prematurely at 25 weeks, to parents Jenny and James. Although the initial prognosis was good, he died at just 37 days old as a result of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC).
4 November 2013
Online registration opens at 8am tomorrow, 5th November, for the RIDE100 series of UK road rides run by children’s charity Action Medical Research. Be there at lift off to enjoy an earlybird discount of 15%, limited to the first 500 entrants.
23 October 2013
Cue the fireworks as children’s charity Action Medical Research will be launching its popular RIDE100 series of UK road rides on 5th November.
An earlybird discount of 15% will be offered to those who sign up first and riders can ‘register your interest’ now to be sure of being at the front of the queue when online registration goes live.
The RIDE100 series runs from April to the end of September and features 15 events taking place across the UK in some of the country’s most stunning cycling locations.
16 October 2013
A further trio of cycling stars have joined the growing guest list for next month’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. Olympic and Commonwealth track sprinter Ross Edgar, Team GB track and road rider Andy Tennant and rising star on the women’s racing scene, Hannah Barnes will all attend the event at London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club on 28 November.
7 October 2013
Researchers led by Dr Doris-Eva Bamiou, of University College London’s Ear Institute, have embarked on a project to improve diagnosis of an often unrecognised condition, so children can receive better support and treatment. The project is being funded by children’s charity Action Medical Research.