Latest press releases

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

29 August 2014

Dean Downing to attend ‘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. Action is pleased to announce that retired racing champ, Dean Downing will also be supporting and attending this year’s event.
 

27 August 2014

Paddington™ visits Cambridge in new appeal for children’s charity, Action Medical Research

Children’s favourite, Paddington Bear™, paid a visit to delighted young patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Tuesday, August 26, as part of a new UK tour to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research.

22 August 2014

Last call for riders for Winchester 100 charity cycle challenge

Cycling challenge, the Winchester 100, which will take place on Sunday 21 September 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 (46 miles), Classic (63 miles) and Champion (104 miles) routes setting out from Sparsholt College.

The Sherwood Press signs up to support children’s charity

Nottingham-based, The Sherwood Press is supporting UK children’s charity, Action Medical Research with two exciting initiatives this year. Jeremy Bacon, The Sherwood Press Group’s CEO, recently completed the charity’s London to Paris charity cycle ride and has raised £4,500 so far. The company is also printing Action Medical Research’s range of Christmas cards for free this year.

20 August 2014

One Stop raises over £30,000 for Paddington’s favourite charity

One Stop has once again raised over £30,000 for children’s charity, Action Medical Research, using countertop collection boxes. This is the third year that the stores have run the fundraising initiative with the charity bringing the total raised to nearly £90,000.

Paddington™ visits Newcastle in new appeal for children’s charity, Action Medical Research

Children’s favourite, Paddington Bear™, paid a visit to delighted young patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital on Tuesday August 19, as part of a new UK tour to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research.

15 August 2014

Children’s charity delivers 500 cream teas throughout Dorset with volunteer in labour

UK children’s charity, Action Medical Research ran a campaign this summer to encourage residents and businesses in Dorset to order a cream tea and have them delivered directly to their door by the charity. Three Action volunteers helped to hand pack more than 500 cream teas, including heavily-pregnant Laura Hansford from Bridport, who went into labour whilst delivering the boxes on 11 July.

14 August 2014

Horsham Waitrose team win South Downs PLOD charity event

Five people from the Horsham branch of Waitrose won a 40-mile South Downs walking event, organised by local children’s charity, Action Medical Research. They set off from Devil’s Dyke at midnight on Friday 25 July and walked along the South Downs to finish at Beachy Head, covering the overnight 40-mile trek in just 12 hours and 24 minutes. They have raised £1,500 for Action Medical Research.

8 August 2014

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to host Belfast Ladies’ Lunch for charity

Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE is one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, winning 16 Paralympic medals in five Games, including 11 gold, and six times winner of the London Wheelchair Marathon over a career spanning 16 years. On Friday 5 September Tanni will host a lunch at the Ramada Belfast for children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

7 August 2014

Paddington™ visits Brighton in new appeal for children’s charity, Action Medical Research

Children’s favourite, Paddington Bear™, paid a visit to delighted young patients at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, August 5, as part of a new UK tour to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research.

Charity seeks riders for Thruxton100 cycle challenge

Cycling challenge the Thruxton100 will take place at Thruxton Motorsport Circuit this September and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the event on 6-7 September 2014.                                                              

6 August 2014

Paddington™ launches new appeal for children’s charity, Action Medical Research

Paddington Bear is packing up his famous suitcase and setting off for a summer adventure in support of UK charity, Action Medical Research. The charity’s mascot, who is set to hit the big screen later in the year, will begin a tour around UK hospitals this August to visit sick children and babies in a bid to raise vital funds for breakthrough medical research.

New Peter James' ‘Want You Dead’ Missing Evidence Game

A new Peter James' ‘Want You Dead’ Missing Evidence Game, based on his latest crime thriller, has launched to raise funds for children's charity Action Medical Research. Players attempt to find the missing piece of evidence; selecting a square from a grid of 500 for £10, to be in with a chance to win £1,000! *

Want You Dead is the 10th book in the award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series. The series is now translated into 36 languages and has sold 14 million copies worldwide.

“Bear-illiant” Paddington™ collection revealed at Antiques Roadshow

More than forty years in the making, a massive and rare collection of Paddington Bears and memorabilia was revealed at the Antiques Roadshow filming at Belton House last Thursday.

The collection was amassed by the late Norwich resident Betty Margaret Francis with the help of her three daughters: Barbara Hayward (now living in Peterborough), Frances Francis (Cromer) and Paula Osborne (Norwich). It has since been donated to children’s charity Action Medical Research to help raise funds.

25 July 2014

Last call for teams to join the best 24-hr cycling challenge – RIDE 24

The original and best 24-hour non-stop endurance cycle race, RIDE24, is now in its fifth successful year. Children’s charity, Action Medical Research is making a last call for teams of four or six and solo riders to sign up for the ultimate thigh-busting, stamina draining, 24-hour, non-stop relay racing, spectacular – held at the famous Thruxton Motor Circuit, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September 2014. 

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