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Latest press releases

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

20 October 2017

Sussex charity celebrates 65 years of medical research for children on World Polio Day

Children’s charity Action Medical Research was founded in 1952 by Duncan Guthrie in his quest to find a cure for polio, a condition that affected the lives of many thousands of children including his own daughter, Janet.

Early research funded by the charity helped to develop the first oral polio vaccine which eradicated new cases of polio in the UK, protecting children from a greatly feared disease.

18 October 2017

From East Kilbride to Europe in a car & a kilt

‘Scumrun’ returns in May 2018 and car enthusiasts are being encouraged to sign up now for the charity challenge.

One man who’s already on board is 53-year-old Ian ‘Haggis’ Gatens, a tanker driver from East Kilbride.

27 September 2017

Local business colleagues cycle & row Edinburgh-Paris equivalent for Action!

Action Medical Research, the leading UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies, children and young people, is used to organising long distance physical challenges .

But on Wednesday, 13 September, Arun Estates - the largest independent estate agency in the South East of England – organised their own physical fundraiser for the organisation.

26 September 2017

Worcestershire cyclists complete cycling challenge for children’s charity

A group of colleagues from Worcestershire have successfully completed a 55-mile cycling challenge for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

George Brown, 29, from Droitwich led a team of seven from Cold Clad Ltd along the ‘Taff Trail Challenge’ in Wales on Saturday, 23 September.

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.

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