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9 February 2017

Charity makes final call for creatives to contribute to ‘Art for Action’ exhibition

Artists, designers, art schools and celebrities are being called to contribute to the 2017 ‘Art for Action’ exhibition in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

7 February 2017

Paddington to meet fans at London’s Paddington Station

If you’re planning a trip via Paddington Station this Friday, 10 February, then come and meet Paddington!TM. The nation’s favourite marmalade-loving bear from Peru, and mascot of children’s charity Action Medical Research, will be appearing at intervals throughout the day in ‘The Lawn’ area of the iconic London station.

3 February 2017

The kids are alright! Youth brass band championships event for children’s charity

Talented youngsters from across the country will take to the stage for the 33rd Youth Brass Band Championship and the 2nd Junior Brass Band Entertainment Festival of Great Britain, raising funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The Opera House, Blackpool Winter Gardens, will once again play host for the championships which will take place on Sunday 12 February.

Paddington BearTM, Action Medical Research’s mascot, will be making an appearance as well as Mayor of Blackpool Councillor Kath Rowson.

1 February 2017

Davina McCall goes the extra mile for children’s charity and signs up for the Great North Run

Super-fit Davina McCall, 49 this year, is signed up to complete the iconic Simplyhealth Great North Run on Sunday 10 September 2017. She will be fundraising for children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

The ‘wife, mother, friend and TV presenter’ ­- and fitness guru - has supported the UK-wide charity since she was a child. Inspired by her granny Pippy, she has brought her warmth, charisma and determination to countless fundraising events over the years.

25 January 2017

Moorside quartet put best foot forward for children’s charity

A group of running pals from Moorside Park in Crosby have been inspired to tackle the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Jim Hicks, Elizabeth Van Duyvenbode, Chris Beasley and Sarah Brewster from Moorside Park Run Club will be joining the country’s biggest race on Sunday, 23 April, to raise funds to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

The running quartet is hoping to raise £4,500 with a string of fundraising events including a race night in March.

20 January 2017

Pair get set to tackle epic Alpine ride in aid of children’s charity

A Salisbury father-of-two is getting ready for one of Europe’s toughest mountain bike races later this year to raise funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Lee Johnson will be heading to Montgenèvre in July for the week-long Alps Epic in a bid to raise thousands of pounds to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

3 January 2017

Hawick grandmother honoured with award speaks of the ‘fun and friendships’ charity work brings

Jane Bannerman, a mother of four and grandmother of 13, has been a staunch supporter of children’s charity Action Medical Research for more than 40 years – and on 1 January 2017 she was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List for her tireless dedication.

16 December 2016

Take the plunge for Action Medical Research at Boxing Day swim

Hardy supporters of children’s charity Action Medical Research will be taking the plunge on Boxing Day to help save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

The annual swim on Monday, 26 December, at Ballyholme Yacht Club in Bangor will see dozens of robust residents brave the elements for a swift dip in the Irish Sea.

9 December 2016

Action Medical Research honours loyal Southend-on-Sea committee

Stalwart members of the Southend-on-Sea committee for Action Medical Research have been honoured for their loyal service to the UK-wide children’s charity.

The committee, which has raised more than £250,000 to save and change children’s lives since it was founded, received an outstanding achievement award in recognition of their fundraising efforts.

6 December 2016

Show support for Action Medical Research with Bring your Bear day

Schools and nurseries across the UK are being urged to bring a bear for the day in support of Action Medical Research.

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

2 December 2016

Action Medical Research launches toughest cycling challenge to date

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is looking for the UK’s toughest cyclists to take part in its most extreme cycling challenge yet.

25 November 2016

Jason and Laura Kenny join the biggest names in cycling for charity dinner

The biggest names in British cycling have helped to raise an incredible £285,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research at its annual Champions of CycleSport Dinner.

The glittering event at Battersea Evolution last night (Thursday, 24 November) saw surprise guest Jason Kenny join wife Laura Kenny on the red carpet to raise money to help save and change children’s lives.

24 November 2016

Action Medical Research launches Blue and Pink event sale

Children’s charity Action Medical Research has launched a Blue and Pink Sale offering up to 50 per cent off its 2017 events!

The alternative to Black Friday will see fantastic discounts on the charity’s fundraising events so sign up today and join the fight for little lives.

The Blue and Pink Sale includes:

18 November 2016

Davina McCall honoured by Action Medical Research after raising £500k

Davina McCall has been honoured by children’s charity Action Medical Research after helping to raise £500,000 to help save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

The hugely popular TV presenter has supported the UK-wide charity since she was a child, inspired by her granny Pippy, and has brought her warmth and charisma to countless fundraising events over the years.

15 November 2016

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