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Meet the researcher: Dr Maggie Woodhouse

Posted on 18 March 2016

Dr Maggie Woodhouse OBE gives us a unique insight into her rewarding work helping children with Down syndrome see better and the vital role Action Medical Research plays in supporting her...

Double delight for little Ada

Posted on 16 March 2016

Born extremely prematurely, little Ada has just celebrated her naming day AND her first birthday, to the delight and relief of her granny, Petronella, who is one of Action’s...

Making a difference

Posted on 14 March 2016

My name is Janet Mactavish, I am a luxury travel designer and the owner of Travel Magellan.

Some time ago I was interviewed for an exclusive trade event and a quote from my...

My 'shining light' on Mother's Day

Posted on 2 March 2016

Last year Aiden’s dad Keith wrote a lovely blog for us on Father’s Day. Now it is mum’s turn! Fleur shares her thoughts on what Mother’s Day really means with her...

Raising awareness of Landau Kleffner syndrome

Posted on 29 February 2016

Our appeal to mark Rare Disease Day this year focuses on Landau Kleffner syndrome – one of the many rare diseases that, together, affect thousands of children. We hope that by raising...

How helping others can help you

Posted on 22 February 2016

To mark Student Volunteering Week Georgia Paton, a former student at the University of York, shares her experience of volunteering for Action Medical Research and how it helped...

Our 16 in 16 challenge

Posted on 19 February 2016

Our Communications team have been hard at work on social media to raise awareness of our hunt for new groups in 2016.

Here's a look at some of the action on Twitter about...

Fundraising from dusk with Dr Dawn

Posted on 15 February 2016

Our ambassador Dawn Harper is hosting a unique evening of fine dining and entertainment in Cheltenham on Friday 4 March to raise funds for sick babies and children.


What it means to be a heart parent

Posted on 10 February 2016

Mum-of-two Louise has kindly allowed us to share her thoughts on what it’s like to be a heart parent and these lovely pictures of her little ‘heart warrior’ Jessica, now five....

Moving another step further: research to help children with brain cancer

Posted on 2 February 2016

The Weekly News has kindly allowed us to reproduce this article about Professor Andrew Peet’s work to help children with brain cancer on our blog


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