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12 November 2018

Davina hosts fundraising gala in Southampton for Action

TV presenter Davina McCall returned to Southampton on Friday 9 November to host the 12th annual ‘Dine with Davina’ event for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Hundreds of guests attended the fundraising gala at the Grand Harbour Hotel to help raise vital funds.

7 November 2018

Grand Glasgow gala for Action

The ‘Killer Heels and Cocktails’ fundraising gala - kindly sponsored by RUSK AND RUSK -  was held in Glasgow on Friday 2 November for children’s Charity Action Medical Research.

Around 350 hundred guests attended the glamorous event at The Grand Central Hotel, including renowned portrait artist Gerard M. Burns.

22 October 2018

Cycling & sports stars confirmed for Action’s charity Gala

Action Medical Research has confirmed the full list of cycling and sports superstars who will be attending the 2018 Champions of Cyclesport dinner, kindly supported by Garmin.

17 October 2018

Action launches charity Christmas card campaign

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce the launch of its 2018 Christmas card campaign.

The annual fundraiser was initially set up in in 2013 by Action supporter Lynn Tait, who sadly passed away in 2017.

15 October 2018

Gloucestershire’s ‘Team Barbie’ sell car to Ken for Action

Two men from Gloucestershire have proved to be very driven when it comes to fundraising.

Earlier this year, 52-year-olds Stephen ‘Spike’ Charles and Neil Butler took part in a 2,300 mile mystery tour across Europe for Action Medical Research.

9 October 2018

Life, love and Lily: a Luton family’s story of devastating childhood illness is nominated for Charity Film Award

A short film featuring a local family has been entered into the 2019 Charity Film Awards.

Simon and Samantha Harriss worked with children’s charity Action Medical Research to create a beautiful, moving film that shows the devastating impact of a rare, life-shortening disease called beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration (BPAN).

Tragically, their daughter Lily, who is 10, has the disease.

2 October 2018

Construction firms help raise £115,000 for children’s charity

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce that the second annual ‘Ziggurat’ bike ride has raised more than £115,000!

Supported by Brett, Glider Technology and the Grafton Group the 2018 challenge saw 55 cyclists take on a 300 mile journey from London to Brussels.

25 September 2018

Children’s charity Action Medical Research announces new grants worth more than £1.2 million

Action Medical Research has announced seven new awards for vital research to help sick babies and children with a total value of £1,228,981.

The new studies, due to start later in 2018 or in early 2019 at leading universities and hospital across the UK, include:

A study into preventing or treating serious lung infections led by researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

Work to help children with juvenile arthritis at University College London.

Davina returns to Southampton for 2018 charity fundraiser

The twelfth annual ‘Dine with Davina’ fundraising event for Action Medical Research returns to Southampton on Friday 9 November and the TV star can’t wait:

24 September 2018

Baby brain scans that could help predict symptoms of autism and ADHD: new study announced

London researchers are set to start a three year study aiming to identify babies at higher than average risk of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The work at King’s College London is set to commence on 1 October with funding of £199,968 from children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Having one or both of these conditions makes life difficult for children and their families, and can seriously affect children’s education, employment chances and quality of life.

20 September 2018

Essex charity committee celebrate 20th anniversary of family favourite fundraiser

Children’s charity Action Medical Research will be taking over Layer Marney once again on Tuesday 2 October.

The twentieth annual ‘Action in the Autumn’ ( fundraiser was first launched by the Maldon Committee in 1999 and since then has helped raise nearly £180,000.

13 September 2018

Essex boy Aiden, 4, helps Davina and Paddington Bear™ support Action Medical Research

Aiden Mitchell – who lives with his Mum and Dad in Witham – took a trip to the nation’s capital this week to help support his favourite charity.

The four-year-old was representing Action Medical Research at the annual #GFICharityDay in London.

3 September 2018

Dave Waterman completes fundraising hat trick following major back surgery

Colchester resident Dave Waterman has completed a major milestone in his recovery from a serious back injury.

On Sunday 2 September the 46-year-old completed the Action Medical Research Essex 100 bike ride to complete his hat trick of challenges for the children’s charity.

29 August 2018

TV star Shaun Williams to host children’s charity dinner in Kent

Local star Shaun Williamson – known affectionately by millions as Barry from Eastenders – will be dusting off his DJ to play host to a charity party night near Maidstone.

The actor, singer, media personality and presenter will be MC at the Kent Party Night for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

28 August 2018

Horsham colleagues help raise over £900 for children’s charity

For the second time in two weeks colleagues from the Arun Estates Customer & Property Care Department in Horsham have gone the extra mile for Action Medical Research.

On Wednesday 22 August, team members took it in turns to ride on static bikes or rowing machines outside their offices in North Street from 8am – 6pm.

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