Press releases archive
3 May 2018
Action Medical Research is delighted to announce the start of its summer cycling season in Tonbridge on Sunday 13 May.
The UK-wide children’s charity will host the Castle Ride 100 with over a thousand cyclists preparing to take on the 33, 70, 101 or 124 mile routes.
1 May 2018
Actor Ricky Groves – the man who played mechanic Garry Hobbs in Eastenders for nine years – will be in Ashford on Thursday 17 May for a charity car challenge with a difference.
27 April 2018
Parents Karen and Russel Brown, along with three friends, are embarking on a massive challenge to raise funds for national children’s charity Action Medical Research. The five-strong team named the Paris Peddlers will cycle from London to Paris – a distance of 330 miles – in July 2018.
26 April 2018
Media doctor Dawn Harper - best-known as one of the co-presenters on Channel Four’s popular Embarrassing Illnesses and Embarrassing Bodies series – is supporting the 2018 Action Medical Research ‘Cream Teas’ campaign.
23 April 2018
Moments after crossing the Virgin Money London Marathon finishing line, Lee Collier was already looking ahead to his next challenge for Action Medical Research.
The 42-year-old from Blandford Forum had initially wanted to break the record for the fastest male mascot at the weekend.
A man from Essex has successfully completed three marathons in three weeks for children’s charity Action Medical Research!
Pete Wiseman finished the London Marathon - the hottest on record - on Sunday 22 April in just over 5 hours.
Action Medical Research is delighted to announce that Colchester resident Dave Waterman successfully completed the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018!
20 April 2018
The unpredictable British weather has put a stop to an Action Medical Research supporter’s bid to break a World Record.
10 April 2018
A team of ‘Pancake Flippers’ from Action Medical Research braved the grey skies on Tuesday (10 April) to take part in the 10th annual Horsham Pancake Race.
The event – which is run by Horsham Rotary - was originally due to be held on 13 February (Shrove Tuesday) but had to be postponed following snowy forecasts.
For many, just completing the Virgin Money London Marathon is a big enough challenge: but not for Dorset man Lee Collier.
The 42-year-old – who is raising money for Paddington’s favourite UK charity Action Medical Research – will also have his sights set on a new World Record.
3 April 2018
A man from Essex is getting ready for a marathon charity challenge. Well, three of them to be precise.
Pete Wiseman, a Claims Adjuster from Hockley, will be taking on the Paris Marathon (8 April), Brighton Marathon (15 April) and Virgin Money London Marathon (22 April) for Action Medical Research.
21 March 2018
Carolyn Corliss is not one for a quiet retirement.
The 75-year-old from Bourne in Lincolnshire is dusting off her driving gloves and preparing for a charity challenge with a difference: “Scumrun”.
Teams are invited to buy a car (strict budgets are in place), decorate it and drive it around a mystery course across Europe.
20 March 2018
Jane Chaplin, a mother of four from Southend-on-Sea, is preparing for the ‘London Landmarks’ half marathon on Sunday 25 March.
But that won’t be the only challenge she’ll be taking on this year for Action Medical Research.
19 March 2018
A 46-year-old man from Colchester is getting ready for three physically demanding challenges less than 18 months after major back surgery.