Press releases archive

7 January 2015



Action Medical Research is the only UK charity partner of once-in-a-life-time, bucket-list event – Maratona Dles Dolomites July 2015!

3 December 2014

Children's Charity 'jazzes' up Music Festival

Suffolk charity music festival ‘jazzes up’  Gig in the Garden 2015 with a tuneful supper


2 December 2014

Postage-free for packs of three...or more!

Charity puts a unique stamp on their Christmas cards

28 November 2014

CycleSport Dinner Changes Up a Gear!

CycleSport Dinner Changes up a Gear as around £200,000 is raised for Action Medical Research

The 2014 Champions of CycleSport Dinner, supported by Broadstone and BDO LLP, has freewheeled to success, raising an incredible total of around £200,000 to help sick babies and children! This fabulous event, now in its fifth year, took place last night, on 27 November 2014 at an exciting new venue - the Battersea Evolution, with cycling legend Chris Boardman MBE again as the event Ambassador, supported by a host of cycling greats.

26 November 2014

Paddington™ Stare

Special pre-screening of Paddington movie in Horsham

raises around £2,500 for Action Medical Research

20 November 2014

Festive Friday Cycling Gift

Ride into the Xmas season with Action’s one-day gift to you:

a ‘Festive Friday Fifty per cent off’ launch for the RIDE100 series

19 November 2014

Study into new treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis: developing a new type of inhaled therapy

The children’s charity Action Medical Research and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust have joined forces to fund a laboratory study to develop a new, once-monthly, inhaled treatment for children with cystic fibrosis (CF).

The total amount awarded for the new study, being led by Professor Steve Hart, of University College London, is £149,062. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is contributing one third.

11 November 2014

Lunch with a Lift: Record amount raised at Davina's fundraiser

TV personality Davina McCall hosted her eighth ‘Dine with Davina’ fundraising lunch on Friday 7 November and raised an amazing £33,000 for her favourite children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

The sell-out event, sponsored by Next, brought 400 local ladies to the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel, who always host the event and who kindly offered them welcome drinks as the fun and fine dining commenced! 

10 November 2014

Affairs of the heart inspire London to Paris Cycle ride in July 2015

Up until around five years ago, Chris Hollister admits that he was ‘unfit, a smoker and a couch potato’. That all changed when his partner Catherine fell pregnant – he stopped smoking and started jogging regularly, gradually increasing his fitness. Then everything came to a crashing halt for nearly eight months as tragedy struck...

Could you be part of the ‘PLOD Squad’?

If a ‘plod’ puts you in mind of a slow steady walk then think again, this event is fast and furious, although your legs may very well be like lead as you reach the finish!  The PLOD Midnight Challenges, which take place across Great Britain and raise funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research, aren’t for the faint-hearted but serious teams of endurance striders, willing to navigate strenuous conditions and tough terrain.

4 November 2014

Rankin unveils our 'new look' mascot for the Paddington Trail

Lights, Camera…Action (Medical Research)!

3 November 2014

Buy your ‘real deal’ charity Christmas cards now!

Twelve artists from around the country have teamed up to produce a range of Christmas cards where the beneficiary charity, Action Medical Research, receives ALL of the money. Designers, printers and even envelope makers have all collaborated and donated their services for free to ensure the charity receives every penny from every card sold. A similar initiative last year raised £13,000 for the children’s charity. The cards are selling fast and people are being urged to get their orders in now, while stocks last.

30 October 2014

Cycle Show Host to welcome Champions of CycleSport

Keen cyclist, TV presenter (Channel 5 news) and Cycle Show host, Matt Barbet has just announced that he will be officially welcoming everyone to the Champions of CycleSport Dinner, on 27 November 2014 in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. Matt, who attended the event last year and is eagerly looking forward to this year’s dinner said, “It’s a huge honour to be invited to do this.”

28 October 2014

Paddington wear?

Davina McCall to unveil new PaddingtonTM ‘look’ for Action Medical Research’s Mascot on the Paddington Trail

21 October 2014

A Marathon Adventure

If you recently applied for a place in the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, 2015 and haven’t been successful then don’t despair! The charity Action Medical Research still have some guaranteed places which will ensure you’ll have the added incentive of running to help change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

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