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Mother’s Day: treasuring the moments

Posted on 20 March 2017

To help Action Medical Research celebrate Mother’s Day mum Louise, whose daughter Jessica has a rare heart condition, kindly shares her thoughts on the wonder and worry of her...

Marathon running within a year? How our charity runner went from zero to hero!

Posted on 10 March 2017

Rekha Miraksar, a 33-year old PhD student at Warwick Medical School, had never done much exercise before last year. In 2017 she is running the Virgin London Marathon for Action Medical Research....

Student Volunteering Week: five reasons to volunteer with Action!

Posted on 20 February 2017

Student Volunteering Week kicks off today, running 20-26 February, led by the Student Volunteering Network with support from Student Hubs and the NUS. The theme this year is participation,...

Meet the researcher: Dr Sylwia Ammoun

Posted on 8 February 2017

Dr Sylwia Ammoun of Plymouth University is leading research to help children with the devastating rare condition Neurofibromatosis Type 2. Here, she shares the professional and personal reasons...

Meet the researcher: Professor Deborah Tweddle

Posted on 23 January 2017

Inspired by the idea of cancer research as a young medical student, Professor Deborah Tweddle of Newcastle University now works with young patients as well as in the lab in her quest to help...

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,...

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