Here you will find the latest press releases from Action Medical Research.
19 October 2016
In the 1950s polio was one of the most feared diseases in the developed world. Polio attacks nerves that control muscles, leading to muscle weakness and paralysis, and can be fatal.
Go West stars Richard Drummie and Peter Cox helped to raise £20,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research when they hosted a ladies’ lunch in Kent on Friday, 7 October.
14 October 2016
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Laura Kenny OBE is the latest athletes to join the glittering line-up of sporting stars at Action Medical Research’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner.
Laura has become Great Britain's most successful Olympic female competitor after winning the team pursuit and the omnium at both the 2012 and 2016 Games.
11 October 2016
A new fundraising challenge being launched by children’s charity Action Medical Research will see participants racing by bike, on foot and in canoes across the Isle of Wight to help save and change children’s lives.
Action Medical Research is on the hunt for participants keen to combine a love of the outdoors with raising vital funds on this brand new event for 2017.
7 October 2016
Just a week after returning from the Paralympic Games in Rio, gold medallist Jody Cundy was in Hertfordshire to see off riders who have helped raise more than £70,000 on the inaugural Willmott Dixon Classic in aid of Action Medical Research.
4 October 2016
Lucy Kerr will use her stint wearing the Miss Scotland crown to help save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.
The 19-year-old, from Bearsden, Glasgow, has pledged to raise funds for UK children’s charity Action Medical Research during her reign.
30 September 2016
A trio of challenges being launched by children’s charity Action Medical Research will take fundraising to new heights in 2017 with participants encouraged to tackle testing climbs in the UK.
27 September 2016
Action Medical Research is delighted to announce its partnership with DX, the leading independent mail, parcels and logistics end-to-end network operator in the UK and Ireland.
The Horsham-based children’s charity will be among three charities supported by DX over the coming year, along with Battle Batten and CLIC Sargent.
23 September 2016
Oxford study funded by Action Medical Research puts devastating, disabling childhood ataxias ‘on the map’
A team of researchers led by Professor Andrea Nemeth at the University of Oxford have discovered several new genes linked to a rare, devastating neurological condition known as childhood onset ataxia.
The £173, 364 study funded by children’s charity Action Medical Research has been a very successful step into understanding genetic causes of childhood ataxias.
And, by bringing about improved awareness and availability of genetic testing, this work is already benefitting children and families affected by this heartbreaking condition.
20 September 2016
Davina McCall hit the trading floor to represent children’s charity Action Medical Research at the annual BGC Charity Day on Monday, 12 September 2016.
Davina, an ambassador for Action Medical Research, got a taste of financial trading excitement at the annual event along with Paddington BearTM, the charity’s mascot.
A father from Hull has completed the Great North Run for the tenth time – this time dressed as Paddington BearTM.
Charlie Paterson, 45, wore the costume for the 13.1-mile race to raise funds for Action Medical Research, Paddington’s favourite UK charity, in memory of his son Daniel.
15 September 2016
Shoppers at the Horsham branch of John Lewis have helped to raise £1,227 for Action Medical Research through its Community Matters scheme.
The children’s charity, which has its main offices in North Parade, was among the beneficiaries of the store’s charitable giving programme in July; it also benefitted from a token collection at Waitrose in April which raised a further £405.
12 September 2016
Davina McCall will be among the stars hitting the trading floor for global financial services company BGC Partners for its 12th annual charity day.
The fitness queen and TV presenter will be helping to raise funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research, one of the charities selected to benefit from the London event on Monday, 12 September 2016.
8 September 2016
A father from Hull is getting ready to run in a Paddington BearTM suit when he competes in the Great North Run for the sixth time in memory of his son Daniel.
Charlie Paterson, 45, will don the costume for the 13.1-mile race in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday, 11 September, to raise funds for Action Medical Research, PaddingtonTM’s favourite UK charity.
6 September 2016
Generous One Stop customers and colleagues have raised more than £27,000 to help save and change children’s lives.
The UK-wide campaign, supporting children’s charity Action Medical Research, ran during May and saw some 781 One Stop stores place Paddington BearTM-themed collection boxes on their countertops to raise vital funds, with many also running raffles to boost the coffers.