Latest press releases

Here you will find the latest press releases from Action Medical Research.

2 October 2015

New partnership investing £2 million into research to help sick babies and children

Children’s health charities Action Medical Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity have today announced a new partnership to invest more than £2 million into vital medical research across the UK. 

28 September 2015

Cycling superstars join the line-up for children’s charity event

Two of the hottest names in cycling have joined the glittering line-up of guests gearing up for Action Medical Research’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner.

Olympic gold medallist Dani King MBE will be heading to the ultimate cycling night out on Thursday, 26 November 2015, at Battersea Evolution where guests can mingle with some of the world's greatest cyclists while supporting sick and vulnerable babies and children.

23 September 2015

Star Wars Art Director donates work for charity sale

Star Wars Art Director Alan Tomkins is the latest celebrity to donate an amazing work of art for the Art for Action sale in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Stars including Anneka Rice, Dame Ellen MacArthur and Maggi Hambling CBE are among those creating 5” x 8” artworks to be sold on Thursday, 15 October 2015.

18 September 2015

Dad tackles epic challenge in memory of baby son

A grieving father will be running the ultimate Peak District race through the night on Friday, 18 September, in memory of his baby son.

11 September 2015

Youngsters urged to ‘bring your bear’ for Action Medical Research

Schoolchildren are being urged to bring a bear for the day in support of Action Medical Research.

The children’s charity wants youngsters to bring their favourite cuddly toys to school in honour of its mascot, Paddington BearTM. 

8 September 2015

Charity cyclists to tackle new route from Blackheath to Paris

A group of 30 elite cyclists will set out from Blackheath on Wednesday, 9 September, as part of a brand new London to Paris ride to raise money for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

With its iconic London to Paris bike ride each July already a confirmed success, the charity has launched the end-of-season tour for 2015 with a fresh route to tempt tour aficionados and novices alike.

28 August 2015

Intrepid ladies take fundraising to new heights

A team of four adventurous mums from Northumberland are tackling an epic endurance race in a bid to raise £10,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Sisters Jenny Vickers and Ruth Oldfield will be joined by Nicola Wood and Coco Oates for the gruelling Race the Sun challenge on Saturday, 29 August.

26 August 2015

Son’s early birth inspires newlyweds to support children’s charity

A generous couple from Manchester raised hundreds of pounds for children’s charity Action Medical Research when they opted for donations instead of wedding gifts.

When Paul and Jade Livsey tied the knot on 13 June, they asked guests to give money to help save and change children’s lives in place of the more traditional teapot or toaster.

24 August 2015

Sir Jackie Stewart revs up for charity’s Celebration of Motorsport

Sir Jackie Stewart has been unveiled as the guest of honour at children's charity Action Medical Research’s Celebration of Motorsport dinner later this year.

The racing legend will be in pole position at the event when it returns to its original home at the Culloden Hotel in Holywood on Friday, 4 December.

21 August 2015

Children’s charity ambassador takes the plunge to raise funds

He’s pier-less when it comes to fundraising for Action Medical Research - and Phil Waters has vowed he won’t be out of his depth on his latest challenge.

The ambassador for the children’s charity plans to swim between the West Pier and the Palace Pier in Brighton this month to raise vital funds to save and change the lives of sick babies and children.

18 August 2015

Cream teas raise a sweet £60,000 for Action Medical Research

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is celebrating the sweet taste of success after its cream-teas-in-a-box delivery raised more than £60,000 this summer.

The charity sent more than 10,370 cream teas to homes, schools and workplaces in two nationwide deliveries after its first dispatch on 18 June was such a triumph that the scheme was repeated on 7 August.

Thousands of people across the UK took a break and enjoyed a cuppa when their boxes arrived at the door as part of Action Medical Research’s unique fundraising campaign.

12 August 2015

One Stop raises over £40,000 for Paddington’s favourite UK charity

One Stop customers and colleagues helped to raise an amazing £40,000 to save and change children’s lives during a collection for Action Medical Research in May.

The campaign saw some 770 One Stop stores around the country place Paddington-themed collection boxes on their countertops to raise vital funds for the fourth year running. CEO Tony Reed also took part in the 12th Barking Badgers Tour organised by Action Medical Research and completed a gruelling 234 miles.

5 August 2015

Cyclists on track to raise over £360,000

Riders are on their way to raising more than a third of a million pounds for children’s charity Action Medical Research after cycling from London to Paris.

Cyclists who took part in the 300-mile ride, which also included a 24-hour route this year, are set to collect £360,000 to fund medical research to help save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

30 July 2015

Promising steps ahead for teenagers with cerebral palsy

A new trial exercise programme for teenagers with cerebral palsy starts in London on 3 August. The programme will involve up to 60 young people aged 12-19.

Children’s charity Action Medical Research and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust are jointly funding the three year study.

Estimates suggest around one in every 400 people has cerebral palsy in the UK1. They will experience lifelong problems with movement and coordination, which vary greatly from one child to another.

27 July 2015

Pair rally to support children's charity after tragic loss

Two lorry drivers from Kent are setting off on a 1,200-mile rally to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research.

Marc Collins, 35, from Herne Bay but originally from Canterbury, and Mark Rogers, 41, from Canterbury, are tackling the Two Ball Banger Rally in August,  travelling across nine countries in four days to raise £5,000 for the children’s charity.

The pair were inspired to support Action Medical Research after Marc’s niece sadly died after being born prematurely.

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