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Every day is Father’s Day for Lily

Posted on 15 June 2018

Dad Simon Harriss, whose daughter has the devastating, disabling rare disease BPAN, explains that despite the progressive nature of Lily’s condition, he feels blessed – and how, for...

Paddington™ Shop at Paddington Station helps raise £50,000 for Action

Posted on 14 June 2018

Jackie Tyson is a very special woman; the Retail Director at the Paddington store at Paddington train station has raised more than £50,000 for Action Medical Research! Having worked in the...


Meet the Researcher: Professor David Rowitch

Posted on 6 June 2018

Speeding up the time it takes for scientific findings to make a real difference to patients is a key focus for the Cambridge-based professor of paediatrics who, with Action funding, hopes to offer...

Saving tiny lives with Scumrun 2018

Posted on 25 May 2018

You may have seen on our 'event's social media channels a lot of chat about 'Scumrun'... The 5 day challenge involved a number of teams driving along a mystery route across...


Look who's four!

Posted on 14 May 2018

Emily, who was born prematurely after her mum developed a serious pregnancy complication is, thankfully, doing incredibly well. And she can't wait to start school...
 

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Time to Race The Sun

Posted on 1 May 2018

Action’s Race The Sun events return this summer, once again giving teams and individuals the chance to cycle, trek and canoe their way around a fully marshalled course....


Meet the Researcher: Professor Colin Johnson

Posted on 23 April 2018

Opportunities to re-purpose existing approved drugs to potentially treat children with cystic kidney disease lie at the heart of Professor Johnson’s Action funded work at the University of...

Could you be a 'Microvolunteer'?

Posted on 11 April 2018

Here at Action we think our volunteers are amazing! They really are essential to the charity’s fundraising efforts; from sports events, to lunches, to national cream tea campaigns...


Preparing to beat 2 World Records

Posted on 4 April 2018

Lee Collier, 42, is a photographer based in Dorset. This year, he’s attempting to break two World Records while dressed as our mascot Paddington Bear™! His first attempt will now...


Jane's 'Dynamic Year'

Posted on 22 March 2018

Jane Chaplin is a 46-year-old mother of four. She lives in Southend-on-Sea and works in London as a Senior Executive Officer for HMRC. Jane discovered Action in 2017 purely by accident, but now...

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