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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...

Scumrun at 75!

Posted on 22 March 2018

Hopefully by now you will have heard of the Scumrun challenge; teams of car enthusiasts will be meeting in Kent on 17th May to embark on a five day mystery tour across Europe. The slight catch...

From the operating table to the treadmill

Posted on 12 March 2018

Meet Dave Waterman. The 46-year-old Company Director from Colchester is preparing himself for three long-distance challenges for Action this year. They include: the Virgin London Marathon, Trek...

Dorset man prepares to break 2 World Records for Action

Posted on 19 February 2018

Lee Collier, 42, is a photographer based in Dorset. Later this year he’ll not only be taking on two marathons for Action Medical Research, but he’ll also be aiming to break two World...

Married couple prepare for Scumrun 2018!

Posted on 12 February 2018

Michael ‘Mickey’ Shannon, a 36-year-old industrial cleaner from Billingham, is getting ready for his first ever Scumrun. He’ll be joining his wife Debbie, 35, on the mystery...

Celebrating 40 years of support

Posted on 30 January 2018

Eleanor McGregor was born in Carluke, Scotland in June 1935. For forty years now she has helped support Action Medical Research. From her early years working as a volunteer, to chairing her...

New studies to help sick children starting in 2018

Posted on 2 January 2018



Action is dedicated to funding top quality studies across the UK to help sick and vulnerable babies and children...

Peter James: thrilled to support Action!

Posted on 9 December 2017

Peter James is one of the UK’s most treasured crime and thriller novelists. His award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace crime series has sold 19 million copies worldwide and been...

Raising Action awareness in Bristol

Posted on 7 December 2017

At Action we're very lucky to have thousands of amazing volunteers who help us across the UK. From marshalling events, packing Cream Teas, speaking on our behalf to local groups or even...

Fantastic families making a difference

Posted on 5 December 2017

In UK Charity Week we're taking the chance to say a huge thank you to the families who've shared their stories with Action in 2017. 



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