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New studies to help babies and children

Posted on 10 January 2017

We fund top quality studies across the UK to help sick and vulnerable babies and children – and each year we select and support more vital research. Here's a round up of studies set to...

Warmest Christmas wishes

Posted on 12 December 2016

As a children’s charity, it’s our privilege to meet families from around the UK who generously share their stories with us. It is endlessly moving – and inspiring – to hear...

All aboard for Eroica Britannia

Posted on 6 December 2016

Action ambassador Chris Boardman MBE was one of the thousands of cycling enthusiasts who headed to the Peak District earlier this year to enjoy the Eroica Britannia festival.

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How will Ioan cope in big school?

Posted on 29 November 2016


Mum Paula reflects on a challenging year for her son Ioan, who has Tourette syndrome, and looks ahead to the day he moves on from primary school…
 

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Riding for a reason... in Rajasthan

Posted on 25 November 2016

Supporter Simon Durant shares recollections from his recent fundraising ride through Rajasthan to raise money to help save and change children’s lives…

The six-day ride,...


When my babies arrived too soon

Posted on 14 November 2016

Mum-of-three Maria shares her memories of the ‘shock and helplessness’ she felt when her twins Iris and Tom, now six, were born two months early.

 

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Why I fundraise for a charity that supports children and saves lives

Posted on 9 November 2016

Milly Ainsworth, Cowes Branch Manager for Isle of Wight estate agent Pittis, started raising money for Action Medical Research because she wants to give something back after...


Members share memories of Paddington’s charity club

Posted on 28 October 2016

Earlier this year we launched a search for members of Paddington’s Make it Grow Club, which later became the Paddington Action Club, as we celebrate 40 years with our official...


The history of polio

Posted on 19 October 2016

Worldwide polio cases have decreased by over 99% since 1988, from an estimated 350,000 cases then, to 74 reported cases in 2015. But as long as a single child remains infected, children in all...

Elgan aims high for Action

Posted on 14 October 2016

Elgan Hallett truly went the extra mile for Action Medical Research in June, tackling his own version of the Ultimate Three Peaks Challenge.

Elgan, of East Harling, Norwich, climbed...

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