Press releases archive
19 September 2014
Action in the Autumn returns for its 16th year on Thursday 2 October. Held at Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester, it is a new and perfect venue for this years shopping extravaganza. With fabulous grounds and plenty of parking, Layer Marney Tower is England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse situated in rural Essex.
17 September 2014
The lead singer of Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley, hosted his 10th annual Golf Classic and Celebrity Gala dinner on Friday 12 September in support of children’s charity, Action Medical Research. The event raised over £20,000 for the children’s charity. Golf was played at Elton Furze Golf Club, Peterborough and the Celebrity Gala Dinner was held at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel.
On Saturday 27 September a ball will be held at Stockbrook Manor Country Club to remember what would have been the 21st birthday of Dale Carlier who tragically died in a car accident aged just 18. Over 200 people are expected to attend the event with all money raised going to children’s charity, Action Medical Research. There are still tickets available and people are being urged to buy theirs now before they sell out.
11 September 2014
Children’s favourite, Paddington Bear™, paid a visit to delighted young patients at the John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, September 10, as part of a new UK tour to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research.
10 September 2014
Paddington Bear™ attended the Little Nibble in Horsham on Saturday 6 September. The much-loved children’s character, who is the mascot of Horsham-based charity Action Medical Research, dropped into the event to meet children and families who attended and to enjoy a well-deserved marmalade sandwich.
4 September 2014
Last Sunday, 31 August 2014, Essex-born cricket legend Graham Gooch took part in the Essex 100 in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. There was a choice of three routes: Cool (33 miles), Classic (63 miles) and Champion (100 miles), all setting out from the Essex County Cricket Club, Chelmsford. Graham took on the Champion 100-mile route for the charity.
29 August 2014
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
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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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 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.