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Latest press releases

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

22 September 2017

Tony Hadley swings into action for Action

Tony Hadley – solo artist and former lead singer of 80s sensation Spandau Ballet – swapped his microphone for a golf club on Friday 15 September.

The singing star once again lent his support to children’s charity Action Medical Research by hosting his annual ‘Golf Classic’ sponsored by Quai Administration Services.

Organised by Action Medical Research’s Peterborough Committee, this year’s theme was ‘It’s Just A Question of Sport’.

20 September 2017

Essex toddler helps Davina and Paddington™ support Action

Aiden Mitchell, a three-year-old boy from Essex, helped support Action Medical Research at the annual ‘BGC Charity Day’ in Canary Wharf, London on 11 September.

He was joined by his parents Keith and Fleur to accompany charity ambassador Davina McCall and official mascot Paddington Bear™.

Each year global brokerage company BGC Partners and its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald donate 100 per cent of the global revenues generated on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world.

14 September 2017

Action to auction signed Stephen Roche painting by Paul Oz

To cycling fans around the world, the legacy and accomplishments of Stephen Roche will forever be lauded.

The Dublin-born 58-year-old enjoyed an illustrious 13-year career and remains one of only two people to win the Triple Crown of victories in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia stage races, plus the World road race championship.

13 September 2017

Records broken & funds raised in Race the Sun Lake District

Record-breaking Team OTE on the finish line (L to R: Jack Clarkson, Nick Robinson, Andy Bond, Dave Jefferis)

A team from Leeds are celebrating after smashing a course record for the Action Medical Research ‘Race The Sun’ event on Saturday 2 September.

12 September 2017

Davina’s delighted with Great North Run

Davina McCall has completed the Great North Run for Action Medical Research.

Not only did the TV presenter beat her initial fundraising target but she also completed the 13.1 mile course in a time of 2 hours and 6 minutes, well under the 2 hours 30 minutes she was expecting.

8 September 2017

Action asks for artists ahead of fundraiser

For the very first time, Action Medical Research is holding one of its most creative fundraising events in Lincolnshire.

‘Art for Action’ is going to be held in Stamford Town Hall, Stamford on Friday, 24 November and the charity is looking for contributors.

7 September 2017

Essex charity cycle challenge on course to raise £30,000

More than 600 cyclists took to the Essex countryside on Sunday, 3 September to help raise money for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Participants in the ‘Essex 100’ were given the chance to ride either 40, 60 or 101 mile circular routes which took them from Central Park, Chelmsford through Barnston, Great Dunmow and out towards Sudbury.

5 September 2017

Berkshire bicyclist successfully cycles States

Graham McGregor-Smith, 54, wears his Action jersey as he cycles towards New York from San Francisco

 

Action Medical Research is delighted to confirm that Graham McGregor-Smith has completed his 3,200 mile cycling challenge across North America!

25 August 2017

Davina prepares to go the extra mile for Action

Davina Mccall - a longtime Action supporter - is getting ready for the Great North Run

 

With just weeks to go Davina McCall is continuing to train hard for The Great North Run in another fabulous fundraising effort for Action Medical Research.

22 August 2017

Droitwich family take Action to help sick children

A mother and son from Droitwich are teaming up to help Action Medical Research – a UK-wide children’s charity. 

George Brown, 29, an Estimating Manager at Cold Clad Ltd (pictured right with fellow rider Ben Nash) is joining nine colleagues to take on the ‘Taff Trail Challenge’ on 23 September.

2 August 2017

Two charity bike rides, £270,000 raised and a proposal in Paris

It’s known as the ‘City of Love’ and Paris certainly lived up to its reputation for one Kent couple following a charity bike ride for Action Medical Research.

Shortly after completing the 300 mile ‘Ziggurat’ cycle from Coulsdon to the French capital, Neil Frost, Site Manager for Brett Landscaping at Cliffe, Sturry & Oare popped the question to his partner Karen Davey!

27 July 2017

The ‘Magnificent Seven’ ride for Action Medical Research

The Magnificent Seven are gearing up forthe Prudential London-Surrey 100

It’s been awarded WorldTour status by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and is attracting some of the biggest names in cycling to the capital, but now the Prudential London-Surrey100 can add the ‘Magnificent Seven’ to its long list of riders.

25 July 2017

#CreamTeas campaign raises over £55,000

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce that its annual #CreamTeas campaign has raised over £55,000!

For the past three years, the charity has organised the annual event encouraging individuals, groups, businesses and schools to take time out and enjoy a delicious treat.

24 July 2017

Berkshire bicyclist prepares to cycle States

Graham Macgregor-Smith will set off from San Francisco on 29 July

A 54-year-old man from Berkshire’s preparing to cycle 3,200 miles across the United States of America for Action Medical Research.

19 July 2017

Action Medical Research chosen charity for new family festival in Cambridgeshire

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce it is the chosen charity for the inaugural ‘Hunts Fun Fest’ on Sunday, 27 August.

The event is being held at Huntingdon Racecourse from midday. There will be live music headlined by the band Into The Ark (as seen on The Voice), a vintage car rally and a kids’ inflatable zone! Action’s mascot Paddington Bear™ will also be there soaking up the atmosphere and having his picture taken.

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