Press release

The Apprentice’s Margaret Mountford supports Action Medical Research

5 October 2012
Margaret Mountford of The Apprentice fame will take a break from her busy schedule to host Belfast Ladies’ Lunch for Action Medical Research at the Ramada Palace Belfast on Friday 19 April 2013.

The Northern Irish born former corporate lawyer says: "I am delighted to be associated with Action Medical Research – a charity which 60 years on, continues to find and fund vital medical research. I look forward to meeting the Belfast ladies at the event and together making a difference for sick babies and children."
 
Over 300 ladies are promised a peek into the good-humoured side of the lady whose headmistress-like demeanour and icy remarks have made many participants of the show break out in a sweat.
 
The ladies will be welcomed by TV presenter Pamela Ballantine, treated to a two course meal and have a chance to win the star ballot.
 
Belfast Ladies’ Lunch in April 2012 raised over £8,000 for the charity.
 
This year Action Medical Research celebrates 60 years of vital research. The charity is currently supporting work around Down syndrome, meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.
 
For any queries about Belfast Ladies’ Lunch please visit www.action.org.uk/mountford
 
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
 
Hi-res images can be downloaded using the links below:
 
For general information about Belfast Ladies’ Lunch please contact:
Jenny Scullion, Community Fundraising Manager
T 028 9267 3333
E jscullion@action.org.uk
 
For further information about Action Medical Research please contact:
Prarthana Rao, Senior Press and PR Officer
T 01403 327480
E prao@action.org.uk
W action.org.uk
 
Follow us on Twitter at @actionmedres
 
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Action Medical Research - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children - is celebrating 60 years of vital research in 2012. We’ve been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 and have spent more than £100 million on research that has helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. Today, we continue to find and fund the very best medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability. We want to make a difference in:
 
• tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
• helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
• targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.
 
But there is still so much more to do. Make 2012 a special year and help fund more life-changing research for some of the UK’s sickest babies and children.