Press release

Designer John Amabile hosts ladies’ lunch for children’s charity

26 September 2012
Interior design guru and TV makeover show star John Amabile will take a break from his busy schedule to host Killer Heels & Cocktails – a gala lunch for children’s charity Action Medical Research.
Over 300 ladies will be treated to an enjoyable afternoon with John Amabile at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 9 November.
 
This year Action Medical Research celebrates 60 years of vital research. The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.
 
The event will focus on meningitis and will also have an inspirational address from lawyer Olivia Giles.
With entertainment by Scottish comedienne Karen Dunbar and a raffle with top prize a diamond Piaget watch worth £12,000 (donated by Eric N Smith Jewellers) this event is not to be missed!
 
Cecilia Cooper, Fundraising Manager for Action Medical Research Scotland says: “The support for the lunch this year is spectacular and befitting of such a glamorous and glitzy occasion. Killer Heels will be bigger and better and even more enjoyable and we hope to top the amazing £40,000 raised last year.”
 
For any queries about Action Medical Research and Killer Heels & Cocktails visit www.action.org.uk/johnamabile
 
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
 
Hi-res images can be downloaded using the links below:
 
 
For general information about Killer Heels & Cocktails please contact:
Cecilia Cooper, Fundraising Manager
T 01236 782820
E ccooper@action.org.uk
 
For further information about Action Medical Research please contact:
Prarthana Rao, Interim Senior Press and PR Officer
T 01403 327480
E prao@action.org.uk
W action.org.uk
 
Follow us on Twitter at @actionmedres
 
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.