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22 July 2016

Teams tackle South Downs Way endurance walk

More than 200 people who took part in an epic overnight endurance challenge on the South Downs Way have helped to raise £48,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

18 July 2016

Aon Benfield ride set to raise £60,000 for children’s charity

Cyclists on a ride organised by Action Medical Research for Aon Benfield are on track to raise £60,000 for the children’s charity.

The Aon Benfield Summer Charity Bike Ride on Monday, 4 July, saw 200 riders tackle challenging 50-mile and 100-mile courses in the New Forest.

The fundraising has been boosted by a £38,000 donation from the Aon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Aon plc.

12 July 2016

Mitie takes fundraising up a gear with charity’s cycling challenge

Employees at Mitie Landscapes are taking their fundraising up a gear by cycling from London to Paris this month in aid of UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research.

A team of 17 has signed up for the 300-mile ride to the French capital from 20-24 July to help raise money to save and change the lives of babies and children.

8 July 2016

Need for research inspires family to ride from London to Paris

An Oxfordshire couple who own their own radiology business have been inspired to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

28 June 2016

Gingerman Restaurants Group adopts local children’s charity

Horsham-based children’s charity Action Medical Research is delighted to announce its partnership with the Gingerman Restaurants Group.

24 June 2016

Bands line up to take to the stage at fun-filled Gig in the Garden

One of the highlights of Suffolk’s social calendar will be back even bigger and better than ever next month as Action Medical Research’s Gig in the Garden returns.

Following on from the sell-out success of the past three years, the three-day festival will take place once again at Wicks Farm, Mendlesham, near Stowmarket, from 8-10 July and tickets are on sale now.

17 June 2016

Charity celebrates 40 years with mascot Paddington Bear

Action Medical Research is on the hunt for members of Paddington’s Make It Grow club as it celebrates 40 years with its official mascot Paddington BearTM.

15 June 2016

Hundreds of riders join Davina McCall to ride for Action

Riders of all abilities took to the leafy lanes of Sussex on Sunday, 12 June, to join Davina McCall and raise much-needed funds for sick and disabled babies and children.

Some 450 cyclists, including skating legend Jayne Torvill, braved the rain for Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride which is expected to raise more than £30,000.

14 June 2016

Commvault and Pure Storage gear up for charity cycling challenge

Employees at data and information management software firms Commvault and Pure Storage are racing to raise funds for Action Medical Research – by taking part in its popular London to Paris bike ride.

On 20 July 2016, 30 riders from Commvault and 13 riders from Pure Storage will join forces to cycle 275 miles to the French capital over four days in a bid to raise £64,500 for the UK-wide children’s charity.

26 May 2016

Running for a reason: the young doctor inspired by little Francesco and his devastating rare disease




A little boy living with the devastating rare disease Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) has inspired Action Hero Dr Adeline Ngoh to run her first ever race – for the most moving of reasons.

20 May 2016

Casino night raises £5,000 for Action Medical Research

A packed casino night in Peterborough has raised £5,000 for UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The event at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel on Friday, 4 March, was supported by GreenCity Solutions and Boongate Kia.

17 May 2016

Skating legend Jayne Torvill back to join Davina on charity bike ride

Jayne Torvill is once more swapping her ice skates for two wheels after signing up to join Davina McCall again on a charity ride in aid of Action Medical Research.

The skating superstar will be getting back in the saddle to join the charity’s Ambassador for Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride on 12 June 2016 to raise funds to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

13 May 2016

Children’s charity launches tasty cream tea delivery

Children’s charity Action Medical Research has launched a call for the nation to take a break this summer and enjoy a delicious cream tea delivered to the door.

Its unique cream-teas-in-a-box campaign will see the perfect afternoon pick-me-up delivered directly to homes, workplaces and schools across the country on Friday 1 July 2016.

6 May 2016

The Duke of Edinburgh welcomes guests to reception at Buckingham Palace as charity patron

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh welcomed around 100 guests to a royal reception at Buckingham Palace in aid of Action Medical Research.

4 May 2016

Cracknell to lead glittering line-up at 2016 charity cycling dinner

Former rowing world champion and double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell OBE will lead a glittering line-up of sporting stars at Action Medical Research’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner later this year.

The inspiring athlete and adventurer will be guest of honour at the highlight of the cycling social calendar in aid of the UK-wide children’s charity on Thursday, 24 November 2016.

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