Press releases archive

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.

17 October 2014

Paddington says “be bear-illiant” for children’s charity

In the year of his big screen debut, Paddington Bear is asking nurseries and schools across the UK to help raise vital funds for his favourite charity, Action Medical Research, by taking part in its Bring your Bear event.

It’s very easy to join in, just choose any day during the school year when the children bring their teddy bear, or a favourite soft toy, along with them for the day. Each child brings in a £2 donation with their bear to support vital research to help sick babies and children.

14 October 2014

Bentley team ‘Race(s) the Sun’!

Paul Malinowski, Sean Cook, Ian Sprules and Nitisha Joshi, from the Bentley dealership Leicester, may not have quite matched the sleek power of the New Flying Spur V8 but never-the-less proved to be a stunningly agile team, turning in a great performance at the ‘Race the Sun’ event in aid of Action Medical Research charity for children.


More greats announced for Champions of CycleSport

Rob Hayles, Dani King MBE, Hannah Walker and Jon Mould are amongst the latest names that have confirmed their attendance at this year’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner supported by Broadstone and BDO LLP, in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. The event, now in its’ fifth year, is taking place on 27 November 2014 at the exciting new Battersea Evolution venue with cycling legend Chris Boardman MBE again as the event Ambassador. 

8 October 2014

Paddington Exhibition at Horsham Museum

Paddington Bear™ has been at the heart of fundraising for UK children’s charity Action Medical Research since 1976. As the charity’s HQ is based in Horsham, the lovable bear is thrilled that the local museum will be featuring the ‘Paddington Goes to the Museum’ exhibition from 16 October until 31 December 2014.

3 October 2014

Estate Agent ‘raises the roof’ on fundraising levels with a bike ride for Action Medical Research

David Lench, Managing Director of Arun Estates, the extensive South East chain of estate agents, has taken fundraising to a new level with his latest challenge for children’s charity Action Medical Research.  Aiming for a target of £100,000 to be split between Action Medical Research and chYps, David and his friend, Kevin Hafner have already raised around £64,000 (the equivalent to over £70,000 with gift aid) by completing the gruelling Lands End to John O’Groats bicycle ride.

Dermot turns City Trader for Action Medical Research

Sky News presenter, Dermot Murnaghan has been responsible for breaking the biggest news stories from all over the World. Most recently however he took time out of his busy schedule to try his hand at trading the markets for two charities including Action Medical Research. He is the latest big name to take part in Celebrity Trader, an online financial trading challenge for City Index which sees a different celebrity each month trying to make as much profit as possible for the charity of their choice.

1 October 2014

Action's Christmas Springfields Gift Fair, Spalding, Lincolnshire

The Spalding Committee of the children’s charity Action Medical Research is holding its twelfth annual Christmas Gift Fair at Springfields Event Centre on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 November 2014.

26 September 2014

Legendary David Millar 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. Action is pleased to announce that the legendary David Millar, who is captaining the GB men's road team in Ponfereda this weekend as his last race as a professional, will also be supporting and attending this year’s event.

Last chance! End the cycling year on a high with the Staffordshire Tour Ride 100

Children’s charity, Action Medical Research is urging cyclists to sign up now for the Tour of Britain which is taking place on Sunday 5 October 2014. Starting from Staffordshire University’s Leek Road campus this truly professional tour ride takes in the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District and offers two challenges – the Professional 102.2 mile route and the Challenge 58.9 mile route. So, don your lycra and ride for a reason by helping to save and change tiny lives!

22 September 2014

Paddington makes a final plea for donations as he returns from a charity tour with Action Medical Research

Paddington makes a final plea for donations as he returns from a charity tour with Action Medical Research

Paddington BearTM is heading home after a successful mission during which he visited more than 100 sick children and babies in support of his favourite UK charity Action Medical Research.

19 September 2014

Action in the Autumn charity events returns for its 16th year

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

Tony Hadley hosts celebrity golf day for children’s charity

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.

Charity ball to commemorate local man’s special birthday

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.