Giving Tuesday | Action Medical Research

Tuesday 29 November is #givingtuesday

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday #givingtuesday is a chance to give something back after all that shopping! And it’s a day that reminds everyone it’s good to give – and encourages people to come together and share the goodwill.

That’s why this year, we’re asking supporters like you to get involved in #givingtuesday, by supporting our Christmas appeal which features Jessica, who has a rare and potentially life-threatening heart condition.

By supporting our appeal, not only will you be joining thousands of people in the UK in committing to give something back all on the same day, you’ll also be helping to fund even more medical research to help children like Jessica in 2017. 

No matter how big or small your gift it will help to make a huge difference to babies and children. 

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Jessica's story

Read Jessica's story

Jessica had her first open heart surgery when she was just eight hours old, then another at three-months-old, spending her first Christmas in hospital.


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Why fund research?

Jessica after open heart surgery

Medical research to help children is poorly funded in the UK. We need your help in helping fill this gap to protect children. Support Action this #givingtuesday.


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Bake for Action

Rachel Khoo photo credit Lara Messer

Celebrity cook Rachel Khoo is kindly supporting our Christmas appeal with this great gingerbread heart recipe. Get baking this #givingtuesday.


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Babies' heart research

3D heart model

We're funding research which will create a virtual 3D model of babies’ hearts, to provide more tailored surgery with the aim of increasing survival rates.


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Jessica's video

Jessica and rabbit

View a short video of Jessica's journey as a heart warrior, from major heart operations to the happy smiley girl she is today.


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A heart parent's story

Jessica's parents

Jessica's mum Louise shares her emotional and inspiring thoughts on what it’s like to be a parent of a ‘heart warrior’.


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Current research

Jessica with her parents

Find out about the groundbreaking medical research that Action is currently funding for babies and children.


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Meet the researcher

Dr Pablo Lamata

Researcher Dr Pablo Lamata explains how his Action funded work developing 3D computer models of babies’ hearts is motivating…


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