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19 February 2018

First bands announced for Suffolk’s ‘Gig in the Garden’

Tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual ‘Gig in the Garden’ in Suffolk.

The family friendly music festival returns to Mendlesham for two days this year – Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July – and is once again raising money for Action Medical Research.

12 February 2018

'Team Shannon' prepare for Scumrun

A husband and wife team from Billingham need YOUR help to raise funds for a UK-wide children’s charity.

Michael ‘Mickey’ Shannon, 36, and his wife Debbie, 35, are taking part in ‘Scumrun’ this May for Action Medical Research.

6 February 2018

‘Sparkle for Action’ returns to Glasgow to raise funds for children’s charity

Former Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr, will once again host the ‘Sparkle for Action’ fundraiser at Oran Mor on Saturday, 24 March for Action Medical Research. 

26 January 2018

Giant-sized donation for children’s charity follows panto collections

Bucket collections at the Leatherhead Theatre’s Jack and the Beanstalk Panto last December have raised a dazzling £1,175 for children’s charity Action Medical Research (

25 January 2018

Dani Rowe MBE asks cyclists to ride for a reason

Dani Rowe MBE is urging cyclists to make 2018 the year to ‘ride for a reason’ for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The three-time World Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist is helping promote the charity’s RIDE100 series which officially launches this month.

12 January 2018

Hereford family’s heartbreaking film is shortlisted for national award


A film featuring a local family has been shortlisted for the 2018 Charity Film Awards.

More than 40,000 members of the public voted for the range of films entered for the awards, which seek to recognise the vital role charity films play in raising awareness and fundraising.

30 December 2017

Tickets for ‘Icons of the 80s’

If you’re a fan of eighties music, you’ll LOVE this competition!

We’re giving you the chance to win four tickets to go and see Go West, Nik Kershaw and special guest Cutting Crew at the Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday 19 January 2018.


Icons of the 80s

18 December 2017

Action remembers popular TV science presenter and assistive technology pioneer Heinz Wolff


Following news of the death of Professor Heinz Wolff at the age of 89, children’s charity Action Medical Research has paid tribute to the founder of the Institute of Bioengineering at Brunel University and force behind a successful programme to help people with disabilities.

Boxing Day swimmers return to Bangor

It’s become something of a Boxing Day tradition in Northern Ireland… and on Tuesday 26 December, dozens of hardy charity supporters will be taking to the water once again!

The annual Boxing Day Swim returns to Ballyholme Yacht Club in 2017 to raise funds for Action Medical Research.

7 December 2017

Celebration of Motorsport Dinner raises nearly £50,000 for Action

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce that it’s ‘Celebration of Motorsport Dinner’ has raised over £47,000!

The annual event was held on Friday, 1 December at the Culloden Estate and Spa in  Holywood, Belfast.

Charity Christmas decorations light up Peasenhall

A special Christmas light display in Peasenhall is raising money for UK-wide children’s charity ‘Action Medical Research’.

Brothers Malcom and Bryan Smith, who live in Mill Road, have been decorating their home and garden throughout the festive period for the last 29 years.

30 November 2017

Action welcomes Government's new maternity strategy

As a charity committed to funding research into pregnancy complications, premature birth and potentially deadly conditions that can affect tiny, vulnerable babies, we welcome the announcement that the government will aim to reduce the rate of preterm birth from eight per cent to six per cent by 2025. Premature birth affects around 61,000 babies in the UK each year and, sadly, is the biggest killer of babies in the UK.

28 November 2017

The Big Give Christmas Challenge offers a big chance

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is funding research into juvenile Batten disease – a rare, progressive and life-shortening disease that, sadly, affects three children from one Hereford family.

Now, through The Big Give Christmas Challenge fundraising initiative, the charity is pleased to announce the opportunity for donations to this vital research to be doubled for one week only.

24 November 2017

Cycling superstars help raise more than £1.5m for Action

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce that since its launch in 2010 the charity’s ‘Champions of CycleSport’ dinner in London has raised more than £1.5 million.

The eighth annual gala was held on Thursday, 23 November and raised around £260,000.

20 November 2017

Suffolk couple take Action to support poorly children

A husband and wife team from Suffolk are preparing for the London Landmarks Half Marathon next March for a UK-wide children’s charity.

Jim and Jeanetta Darrah live in Needham Market and have been supporting Action Medical Research for 10 years.

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