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Growing up with ataxia

Posted on 19 September 2017

Ataxia makes navigating life – and her new classroom – a huge challenge for little Eva. But, says mum Carla, she refuses to let it dampen her enthusiasm. And, with one to one...

Meet the researcher: Dr Owen Williams

Posted on 12 September 2017

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month. With Action funding, Dr Owen Williams is working to help children suffering from an aggressive cancer...

Tales of a US cycling challenge

Posted on 8 September 2017

Graham Macgregor-Smith, a long-time supporter of Action Medical Research, has just completed his 3,200 mile cycling challenge across the USA. In an effort to raise...

A friend for life

Posted on 3 September 2017

Children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy face a relentless deterioration of their physical mobility. Sadly, nine-year-old Tom can now only walk short distances. But their specially adapted...

London - Nice: A 1000 mile cycling challenge

Posted on 15 August 2017

On Wednesday 19 July, 90 cyclists began a 300 mile journey from Crystal Palace to Paris in order to raise funds for Action. But for some riders, this challenge was not enough...

Fundraising for 15 years: Chloe's highlights

Posted on 2 August 2017

Action Medical Research is always on the lookout for volunteers. With so many annual events held across the UK there’s a real variety of opportunities for...

Helping children born prematurely when they reach school

Posted on 23 July 2017

Researchers funded by Action Medical Research are designing a tool to help children who were born prematurely with maths skills – and, as Dr Sarah Clayton explains, they are looking for...

Meet the researcher: Professor Jonna Kuntsi

Posted on 10 July 2017

With funding from Action Medical Research, Professor Kuntsi of King’s College London has investigated why premature babies are at increased risk of developing ADHD.


Peddle power: cycling the States for charity

Posted on 29 June 2017

Graham McGregor-Smith has his sights set on his US Coast to Coast challenge

We never cease to be amazed by the grit and determination our...

Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride

Posted on 9 June 2017

Preparations are underway for one of Action Medical Research’s most popular events of the year: Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride!

With three routes to choose from (21, 40 or...

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