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3 November 2015

Mums raise thousands with epic Lake District challenge

Four tough mothers from Northumberland have raised £11,638 for children’s charity Action Medical Research after tackling an epic endurance race.

Sisters Jenny Vickers and Ruth Oldfield, along with Nicola Wood and Coco Oates, aka the Hillbilly Beauts team, took part in the gruelling Race the Sun challenge on Saturday, 29 August.

23 October 2015

Garmin ride raises £35,000 for Action Medical Research

Cyclists on a ride organised by Action Medical Research for Garmin have raised more than £35,000 for the children’s charity.

The Garmin Ride Out 2015, on Friday, 4 September, saw a select group of Garmin customers join the Cannondale-Garmin’s professional cycling team for a fundraising ride in the New Forest.

21 October 2015

It’s tough at the top as Action launches new Ben Nevis trek

A new trek launched by children’s charity Action Medical Research aims to take fundraising to new heights… all the way to the top of Ben Nevis.

The trek, on Saturday, 10 September 2016, sees climbers conquer the stunning mountain in a day.

16 October 2015

Action Medical Research launches new European ride

A new challenge with children’s charity Action Medical Research offers cyclists the chance to tackle the hairpin bends of a famous Tour de France climb – just days after seeing the race peloton arrive into Paris.

13 October 2015

Take fundraising to new heights with Paddington’s favourite UK charity

A charity is urging walkers to join Team Paddington and conquer the UK’s highest mountains to raise funds to help save and change the lives of babies and children.

Action Medical Research is seeking teams of four to six people - at least three climbers and a driver - to take part in its Three Peaks Challenge from 2-3 July 2016.

2 October 2015

New partnership investing £2 million into research to help sick babies and children

Children’s health charities Action Medical Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity have today announced a new partnership to invest more than £2 million into vital medical research across the UK. 

28 September 2015

Cycling superstars join the line-up for children’s charity event

Two of the hottest names in cycling have joined the glittering line-up of guests gearing up for Action Medical Research’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner.

Olympic gold medallist Dani King MBE will be heading to the ultimate cycling night out on Thursday, 26 November 2015, at Battersea Evolution where guests can mingle with some of the world's greatest cyclists while supporting sick and vulnerable babies and children.

23 September 2015

Star Wars Art Director donates work for charity sale

Star Wars Art Director Alan Tomkins is the latest celebrity to donate an amazing work of art for the Art for Action sale in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Stars including Anneka Rice, Dame Ellen MacArthur and Maggi Hambling CBE are among those creating 5” x 8” artworks to be sold on Thursday, 15 October 2015.

18 September 2015

Dad tackles epic challenge in memory of baby son

A grieving father will be running the ultimate Peak District race through the night on Friday, 18 September, in memory of his baby son.

11 September 2015

Youngsters urged to ‘bring your bear’ for Action Medical Research

Schoolchildren are being urged to bring a bear for the day in support of Action Medical Research.

The children’s charity wants youngsters to bring their favourite cuddly toys to school in honour of its mascot, Paddington BearTM. 

8 September 2015

Charity cyclists to tackle new route from Blackheath to Paris

A group of 30 elite cyclists will set out from Blackheath on Wednesday, 9 September, as part of a brand new London to Paris ride to raise money for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

With its iconic London to Paris bike ride each July already a confirmed success, the charity has launched the end-of-season tour for 2015 with a fresh route to tempt tour aficionados and novices alike.

28 August 2015

Intrepid ladies take fundraising to new heights

A team of four adventurous mums from Northumberland are tackling an epic endurance race in a bid to raise £10,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Sisters Jenny Vickers and Ruth Oldfield will be joined by Nicola Wood and Coco Oates for the gruelling Race the Sun challenge on Saturday, 29 August.

26 August 2015

Son’s early birth inspires newlyweds to support children’s charity

A generous couple from Manchester raised hundreds of pounds for children’s charity Action Medical Research when they opted for donations instead of wedding gifts.

When Paul and Jade Livsey tied the knot on 13 June, they asked guests to give money to help save and change children’s lives in place of the more traditional teapot or toaster.

24 August 2015

Sir Jackie Stewart revs up for charity’s Celebration of Motorsport

Sir Jackie Stewart has been unveiled as the guest of honour at children's charity Action Medical Research’s Celebration of Motorsport dinner later this year.

The racing legend will be in pole position at the event when it returns to its original home at the Culloden Hotel in Holywood on Friday, 4 December.

21 August 2015

Children’s charity ambassador takes the plunge to raise funds

He’s pier-less when it comes to fundraising for Action Medical Research - and Phil Waters has vowed he won’t be out of his depth on his latest challenge.

The ambassador for the children’s charity plans to swim between the West Pier and the Palace Pier in Brighton this month to raise vital funds to save and change the lives of sick babies and children.

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