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About Action Medical Research

About Action Medical Research

We're funding medical research to beat the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children.

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Today in the UK, there are hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled children who need help. We find and fund the best research to help these children.


We have more than £12m currently invested in the work of more than 260 top researchers, working on over 65 projects across the UK.

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Whether you cycle, run, trek, volunteer or donate we need you to help us save tiny lives.


We have supported some of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent history that have helped save and change children’s lives.


We have been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 and almost everyone has been touched in some way by our groundbreaking work like the first UK polio vaccines.

Celebrity support

Some great celebrities support the vital medical research we fund to help babies and children.

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