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Ted's story - in his Grandpa's words...

25 September 2015
Action supporter Lisle Ryder, a retired Hospital Chaplain, shares his memories of the arrival of his treasured grandson Ted who, after...

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New partnership investing £2 million into research to help sick babies and children

2 October 2015
Children’s health charities Action Medical Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity have today announced...

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