Press releases archive

27 April 2015

‘Ever Present’ runner shows support for Action

Stalwart marathon runner Terry Macey showed his support for children’s charity Action Medical Research in the 35th London Marathon on Sunday – having competed every year since the race began.

Terry, 66, is part of a group of runners who have competed in every marathon in the capital since it launched in 1981 – dubbed the ‘Ever Presents’, the group’s 12 members (originally 42 people) are now guaranteed a place every year.

14 April 2015

Dancing for Dean

Local lass organises Scotland’s first ‘Burnathon’ for children’s charity in memory of her brother

Arbroath resident, Cheryl Fraser, is organising a two hour ‘Burnathon’ in aid of children’s charity, Action Medical Research. The event, in memory of her baby brother, Dean who died of meningitis, will take place on 25 April 2015, the eve of his birthday, between 1pm and 3pm at the Community Centre in Arbroath, Scotland.

8 April 2015

Fancy a cuppa?

Children’s Charity launches ‘Tea with a twist’!

Children’s charity, Action Medical Research, today launches its annual fundraising Traditional Cream Teas campaign, which will be delivering wonderfully scrumptious and refreshing British Cream Teas directly to schools, colleges and workplaces on Thursday 18 June 2015.

25 March 2015

Royal Patron hosts reception at Buckingham Palace

His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, welcomed over 100 Action guests, including researchers, doctors, scientists and business people to a champagne and canapé reception on 24 March 2015 at Buckingham Palace to celebrate his 60th year as Patron of children’s charity, Action Medical Research. His Royal Highness has kindly hosted many events for the charity over the years, but this one, held in the Blue Drawing Room, was particularly special.

23 March 2015

Flying by the seat of their pants –

 ‘Brunel Flyer’ replaces ‘Bath 100’ with new route

18 March 2015

Three Men, one Davie and a Little Lady

THREE MEN, ONE DAVIE AND A LITTLE LADY  join forces to ‘Plod’ for children’s charity!

10 March 2015

Fairway to Heaven


If you can sing as well as you swing then you may be good enough to perform at the celebrity gala dinner to be held after the Tony Hadley Golf Classic on Friday 11 September 2015 in Peterborough in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research!

9 March 2015

Eyes to the Right!

Eminent cataract researcher to join Life Peer at Aberdeen Ladies’ Lunch 

Paddington waves goodbye

Paddington waves goodbye to ‘The Voice – and Face’ of Horsham’s children’s charity

2 March 2015


Supporter takes on Five Challenges in Five weeks for children’s charity

Norfolk based Elgan Hallett has always been relatively fit and enjoyed exercise but it wasn’t until he lost his daughter, Seren, who was born prematurely last July, that he decided to do something active to support the children’s charity Action Medical Research. (They fund research to help save and change the lives of sick and vulnerable babies and tackle premature birth).

23 February 2015

Spring has sprung for children like Tom

Spring has sprung for children like Tom

as children’s charity launch an appeal around Rare Disease Day

More than 1.75 million children and young people in the UK have a rare disease – and 30 per cent will die before they reach the age of five. 1 Children’s charity Action Medical Research, have launched a Spring appeal, tying in with the theme of Rare Disease Day (28 February), to highlight the need to fund vital research into devastating diseases for which there are often no cures.

In the middle of a Chain ‘re-Action’

In the middle of a Chain ‘re-Action’:  

Charity announces return of RIDE100 partnership

Following on from last year’s inaugural support of Action Medical Research’s RIDE100 series, Chain Reaction Cycles (CRC) are once again teaming up with the charity to support their extensive program of one day bike rides in fantastic cycling locations up and down the country! 

11 February 2015

Order in the House!

Order in the House!

Life Peer set to speak at this year’s Aberdeen Ladies’ Lunch 

5 February 2015


Heart for a Cause:  Do Something A.M.A.Z.I.N.G this Valentine’s

and you’ll be giving others a gift they’ll never forget

Lights, Camera…Action!

Lights, Camera…Action!

New ‘Bring your Bear’ schools pack includes Paddington™ Movie Stickers

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