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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.



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...

Kirsty McCabe on supporting Action

Posted on 10 October 2016

Meteorologist and TV presenter Kirsty McCabe has presented weather forecasts for a wide range of television and radio channels; she is currently senior meteorologist for The Weather...

Meet the researcher: Dr Veronique Miron

Posted on 3 October 2016

To help us mark World Cerebral Palsy Day on 5 October, Action funded researcher Dr Veronique Miron explains how she’s working to harness the power of the natural healing process to help brain...

First steps at school: why we’re so proud of Eva

Posted on 21 September 2016

Parents Carla and Adam are a little anxious but incredibly proud as their daughter Eva, who has a rare neurological condition, starts school – and can’t wait to get into her uniform!...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Posted on 19 September 2016


As we launch our 2016 Christmas card range, we hear from Lynn Tait, the woman who makes the Real Deal scheme possible. Artist and photographer Lynn (pictured above),...

I love how fundraising brings everyone together

Posted on 30 August 2016

Pub landlord turned estate agent John O’Neill (pictured) is no stranger to organising community events. Now a Branch Partner for Cubitt & West’s Western Road...

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