Press releases archive

15 January 2014

New research could mean tailored treatment for children with brain tumours

Children’s charity Action Medical Research and The Brain Tumour Charity today announce a new jointly funded project to develop a way to tailor treatment more closely to the needs of each individual child diagnosed with a brain tumour.

14 January 2014

Is your marmalade good enough for Paddington Bear?

Paddington’s favourite charity calls for entries to the 2014 Marmalade Awards

Children’s charity Action Medical Research, Paddington’s favourite charity, is calling for entries to The World’s Original Marmalade Awards 2014.

The charity will receive a donation from the amount raised from the Awards being held at Dalemain Mansion in Cumbria 1-2 March 2014, which also kicks off National Marmalade Week. The closing date for entries is 13 February 2014.

19 December 2013

Call for participants to take part in RIDE24: THE biggest and best UK 24-hr cycling challenge

Call for participants to take part in RIDE24: THE biggest and best UK 24-hr cycling challenge

The original and best 24-hour non-stop endurance cycle race, RIDE24, will be held again on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September 2014. Action Medical Research for children is calling all solo riders and team who want to take on the challenge at Thruxton Motor Circuit – the fastest track in the UK – to sign up now.

Art for Action: ‘Childhood memories’ charity exhibition: calling all artists!

Artists, designers, art schools and celebrities are being called on to contribute to the ‘Art for Action’ project being organised by the Dunmow Committee of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

On Friday 28 February 2014, the Committee will be holding an exclusive sale of original postcard-sized (5 x 7 inches) artwork to raise money for the charity, to help save and change children’s lives. The exhibition and sale will be held at the Gallery in the Garden, Great Saling, Essex.

16 December 2013

Best-selling crime writer Peter James presents charity cheque

International best-selling crime writer Peter James has presented a cheque for £11,300 to children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The funds were raised by the fifth annual Peter James Golf Classic event, held at Haywards Heath Golf Club earlier this year. The competitive charity golf day offers excellent prizes, including a first prize of £400, and the chance to meet the treasured crime writer, as well as raising vital funds to help sick babies and children. 

Road cycling has just hit its peak: The Ultimate Three Peaks

The new Three Peaks challenge with a twist has been launched by children’s charity Action Medical Research: instead of driving between the three peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, super fit adventurers will be cycling all the way!

Up the mountain, down the mountain, cycle to the next, repeat…

6 December 2013

Children’s charity seeks teams to compete in PLOD overnight trek

Teams of tenacious walkers are being sought to hit the hills and take part in overnight endurance events taking place in some of the UK's greatest walking regions. The PLOD series raises funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research with events taking place next summer in a choice of five stunning UK locations – on either the Cotswold Way, South Downs Way or following sections of the Rutland Round, in England; in the Trossachs National Park in Scotland or in Northern Ireland's beautiful Mourne Mountains (see listing for full details).

3 December 2013

Paddington Bear™ decorates Paddington Station Christmas tree with charity baubles

National treasure and budding film star*, Paddington Bear (who will be starring in his own film out in cinemas 28 November 2014), will be decorating the Christmas tree at Paddington Station on 11 December, all in the name of charity.

He will be given a helping paw by TV personality and DJ Sam Mann together with Karen Jankel, daughter of Paddington Bear creator, Michael Bond, alongside children from local primary school, Our Lady of Delours.

29 November 2013

Sir Chris Hoy joins host of stars at Champions of CycleSport Dinner

Sir Chris Hoy surprised guests as he joined a star-studded line-up at this year’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner, supported by Wiggle, in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. The event, held at London’s Hurlingham Club last night (Thursday 28 November) raised more than £185,000 to help sick babies and children.

21 November 2013

Mum sets up blog about premature baby’s progress

Fran Jones, from Leamington Spa, is urging people to follow her blog: ‘Oliver’s Progress: following the progress of our premature baby’. Oliver was born in May this year, to parents Fran and Paul, prematurely at 25 weeks at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, weighing just 2 lb 1 oz.

20 November 2013

Registration deals for Action London to Paris 2014

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is currently offering up to 50 per cent discount on the registration fee for their iconic London to Paris bike ride next summer.

Running from 23 -27 July, there are four routes to choose from, including a new 24-hour choice for those looking for a tougher two-wheeled challenge. All arrive in the French capital the day before the thrilling finale of the Tour de France, with riders pedalling in convoy down the Champs Elysees the day before the professional cyclists travel the same streets.  

13 November 2013

Aberdeen ladies raise £70,000 for children’s charity

More than 200 ladies from across Scotland gathered at The Forum in Aberdeen on Friday (8 November) and raised more than £70,000 at the Killer Heels and Cocktails event in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Glasgow ladies raise £40,000 for children’s charity

Around 300 ladies from across Scotland gathered at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Friday (8 November) and raised around £40,000 at the Killer Heels and Cocktails annual ladies’ lunch in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The sell-out event is one of the charity’s biggest Scottish fundraisers of the year and has been a firm fixture on the calendar for almost 30 years. This year’s edition was hosted by presenter, journalist and author Martel Maxwell and featured entertainment from the ever-popular Karen Dunbar.

12 November 2013

‘King Kelly’ joins Champions of CycleSport Dinner line-up

Irish road racing legend Sean Kelly is the latest cycling star confirmed to attend this month’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. A few tables are still available for the hot-ticket event, which is supported by online retailer Wiggle and will be held at London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club on 28 November.

Davina McCall joins Southampton ladies for charity fundraiser

TV star Davina McCall was back in Southampton on Friday (8 November) to host her seventh annual Dine with Davina event, raising £28,000 for her favourite children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

The sell-out event brought 300 local ladies to the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel for an afternoon of fun, fine dining and fundraising.