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Latest press releases

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

27 September 2016

Action Medical Research adopted by DX Group

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 represents Action Medical Research at BGC Charity Day

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.

Dad dons Paddington Bear costume for Great North Run

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 give £1,200 boost to Action Medical Research

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 to represent Action Medical Research at BGC Charity Day

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

Dad gets set to run Great North Run in Paddington Bear costume

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

One Stop raises over £27,000 for Action Medical Research

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.

2 September 2016

Action Medical Research presents special award to loyal volunteer

Stalwart volunteer Phil Waters from Frimley has been honoured for his loyal service to UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Phil, 64, who has helped to raise funds for the charity for more than 14 years, received an outstanding achievement award in recognition of his work.

30 August 2016

Sold-out Garmin Ride Out to support Action Medical Research

Cycling fans will share the road with riders from Cannondale, Movistar, Lampre-Merida and Madison Genesis at a special Garmin ride on Friday, 2 September, in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Members of the professional cycling teams sponsored by Garmin will be joined by more than 700 cycling enthusiasts as they warm up for the Tour of Britain on a 47-mile route through the New Forest.

26 August 2016

Peter James gets behind thrilling golf event for Action Medical Research

Bestselling author Peter James is once again backing the annual Peter James Golf Classic in aid of Horsham-based children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The author of the Roy Grace murder mystery novels is calling on golfers and crime fiction fans alike to take to the course at Haywards Heath Golf Club on Friday, 2 September 2016, to help save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

23 August 2016

Trustee goes the extra mile for Action Medical Research

A charity trustee is going the extra mile for UK children’s charity Action Medical Research as he prepares to tackle the last of 12 half marathons in 12 months.

Having undertaken 11 races in cities across the country, Nick Peters, 49, from Chalfont St Giles, is getting ready for his final challenge: the Great North Run in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday, 11 September.

19 August 2016

Friends reunite for charity bike ride to Paris

A Putney woman received a helping hand from across the Atlantic when she was reunited with a friend from the USA to cycle from London to Paris in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

17 August 2016

Cyclists on track to raise £250,000 for Action Medical Research

Generous cyclists are on their way to raising more than £250,000 for UK children’s charity Action Medical Research after riding from London to Paris.

The 150 people who took part in the 300-mile ride from 20-24 July are set to collect the impressive sum to fund medical research to help save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

12 August 2016

Mum-of-two set to ski to the North Pole in aid of Action

 

A Leicester mother-of-two is set to tackle an epic 150km trip to the North Pole in a bid to raise £36,000 for UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research.

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