Latest press releases

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

16 April 2014

Charity cyclists take part in Peterborough 100 ride

Almost 350 cyclists took part in the Peterborough 100 bike ride on Sunday (13 April), which is expected to raise £25,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The event took place from the Peterborough Marriott Hotel and took in the five counties of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. Riders enjoyed stunning scenery right across the route, long country roads with incredible views, homemade flapjacks and the renowned lunch stops. 

Walk for Tiny Lives event in Strathclyde Park raises £1,000 for children’s charity

On Saturday 12 April 31 people took part in a Walk for Tiny Lives event at Strathclyde Park to raise £1,000 for children’s charity, Action Medical Research. The walk covered a three-mile route around the park and was organised by two Action volunteers; Amy who’s aged 14 and Lorraine Graham who has volunteered with the charity for over four years.

Egg-cellent Easter egg hunt at Loyton Lodge

This Easter Sunday Loyton Lodge will be holding an Easter egg hunt in aid of children’s charity, Action Medical Research. The hunt will begin at 12pm and entry costs £5 for children and £10 for adults, which includes a Bloody Mary or a Hendrick’s G&T. The challenging egg hunt is perfect for all of the family who will be able to explore the great outdoors as they play the traditional Easter game.

Team run Bupa Great Women's 10k Glasgow for children’s charity

A team of six women from Glasgow are going to be running the city’s Bupa Great Women’s 10k in aid of Action Medical Research. Carole Grieve, who was born prematurely, her mum Carole Muir and two cousins Tracy McQueer and Amanda Hendry, as well as Cecilia Cooper and her daughter, Nicole will all be running the event on Sunday 11 May to raise funds to help sick babies and children.

11 April 2014

Wallingford resident attempts London Marathon record in a wedding dress

Sarah Dudgeon from Wallingford is running the Virgin Money London Marathon this Sunday and hopes to make it into the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest marathon run – in a wedding dress! Following strict guidelines from Guinness, Sarah plans to run Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon in under 3 hours 41 minutes to claim the title.

Sarah also ran the Manchester Marathon last Sunday, so London will also be her second marathon in a week raising money for children’s charity Action Medical Research and the British Heart Foundation.

9 April 2014

A brush with death only a year ago and now London to Paris on a tandem!

London-based mates, James Davenport (28) and Jamie Chapman (29), have set themselves a major physical challenge this year. After completing the Virgin Money London Marathon this weekend, they will then take on the 260-mile London to Paris bike ride in July to raise funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

An epic challenge in itself, the friends’ London to Paris ride will also be with the added quirk of riding the distance on a tandem, hired from East London company hiremytandem.co.uk   

7 April 2014

TV presenter AJ Odudu takes on Chiltern charity cycle ride

TV presenter, AJ Odudu is taking on the Action DIVA Chiltern ride this year summer, to raise vital funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research. The ride sets out from Thame on Sunday 22 June.

A lover of all things music, fashion and fitness, AJ and her fellow DIVAs will ride through quaint villages as the route meanders through the lanes of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. 

4 April 2014

Calling all cyclists for unique Brighton bike ride

Children’s charity, Action Medical Research is calling for cyclists to take part in a fantastic circular cycling route of Brighton. Open to all ages, it’s guaranteed to be a great family day out, as participants start out and finish on Brighton and Hove seafront on Sunday 22 June 2014. The event is one of four routes available as part of the LA Fitness Capital to Coast, London to Brighton, charity bike ride.

3 April 2014

Local man organises black tie and tiara evening

Kettering man, Mark Robinson, is organising a black tie and tiara evening in aid of children’s charity, Action Medical Research. Mark is taking part in a number of challenges for the charity this year and he has organised the event to boost his fundraising.

The event is taking place at the Kettering Park Hotel on Saturday 10 May. The evening includes a champagne reception, followed by a three-course meal and a live band and disco. Tickets cost £45 per person and tables of 10 are available at £40 per person. To book tickets call 07773 335915.

Lewisham man to run Virgin Money London Marathon in Paddington Bear™ suit for children’s charity

Stuart May from Lewisham is this April running his seventh London Marathon for children’s charity, Action Medical Research. Not content with this record in itself, he is this year running the gruelling 26.2-mile course wearing a Paddington Bear™ suit. The lovable bear, soon to be film star, is the official mascot of the charity.

28 March 2014

Comedienne Vikki Stone isn’t joking as she takes on Warwickshire100 charity cycle challenge

Vikki Stone, multi-talented comedienne, actress and singer will be taking on this year’s Warwickshire 100 cycling challenge through Shakespeare’s favourite county. Vikki is calling for riders to sign up now for the event on Sunday 27 April 2014, which is organised by Action Medical Research. Vikki will be riding the 101-mile Champion route to raise funds for the children’s charity.

Charity seeks riders for Peterborough 100 cycle challenge

Cycling challenge the Peterborough 100 will take place this spring and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the event on Sunday 13 April 2014.

There is a choice of Cool (46 miles), Classic (64 miles) and Champion (101 miles) routes setting out from The Marriott Hotel, Peterborough.

The Peterborough 100 charity ride takes you through the quiet lanes of Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties, which serves up a mixture of climbs and descents with ample opportunity to push it on the flat! 

Charity seeks riders for Bath 100 cycle challenge

Cycling challenge the Bath 100 will take place this spring and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the event on Sunday 13 April 2014.

There is a choice of Cool (40 miles), Classic (61 miles) and Champion (100 miles) routes setting out from The Fry Club and Conference Centre, Keynsham.

The Bath 100 charity ride takes you on a journey through the quiet lanes of Somerset and Wiltshire where the hills will have you in and out of the saddle like a yo-yo!

26 March 2014

Fiona Bruce and Davina McCall guests at Downing Street Reception hosted by Samantha Cameron for children's charity

Fiona Bruce, one of the country’s top journalists and presenters, attended a reception last night hosted by Samantha Cameron at 10 Downing Street to raise awareness about the children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The Reception was held at ‘number 10’ on the evening of Tuesday 25 March. Mrs Cameron delivered her welcoming address, followed by a speech from Fiona Bruce on the importance of medical research and the charity’s contributions to medical breakthroughs and impact on the lives of babies and children.

25 March 2014

Local hero Davina McCall calls for more women to join her DIVA Sussex charity bike ride

Fresh from her Sport Relief challenge, our charity Ambassador and local hero Davina McCall is calling for more women riders to join her Action DIVA Sussex cycle ride. Davina’s Action DIVA Sussex ride sets out from the East Sussex National Hotel and Golf Course on Sunday 11 May. Formerly only open to women, Davina’s Action DIVA now has a special limited number of places for men to enter.

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