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22 February 2016

Offer new hope to sick babies and children in 2016

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is on the hunt for new volunteers across the country this year to help raise much-needed funds for vital research to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

19 February 2016

Children’s charity to benefit from Buggy Fitness donations

A Maidstone fitness expert is showing her support for Action Medical Research by donating 10 per cent of her next Buggy Fitness course fees to the UK-wide children’s charity.

15 February 2016

Charity offers early bird discount ahead of Gig in the Garden

One of the highlights of Suffolk’s social calendar will be back even bigger and better than ever this summer as Action Medical Research’s Gig in the Garden returns to the county.

8 February 2016

Yeovil firm names Action Medical Research as its charity of the year

A thriving Yeovil company has named Action Medical Research as its charity of the year – and aims to raise £2,016 for the UK-wide children’s charity in 2016.

The Emporium, on Princes Street, which is made up of more than 60 independent retailers and artisans, will be running a series of fundraising events throughout the year, kicking off with The Emporium’s Charity of the Year Launch Lunch on Wednesday, 24 February, from midday until 2pm.

3 February 2016

Annual brass band championships to hit the right note

The Youth Brass Band Entertainment Championship of Great Britain is set to hit the right note for UK-wide children's charity Action Medical Research when it takes place in Blackpool.

27 January 2016

Rouleur Classic Pro Ride chooses Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research has been selected as the charity beneficiary of the inaugural Rouleur Classic Pro Ride with David Millar and Maserati.

20 January 2016

Tara takes steps towards £10k target for children’s charity

Buckinghamshire resident Tara Garritt is putting her best foot forward to help sick and disabled babies and children by tackling a five-day hike in India in aid of Action Medical Research.

The 43-year-old is heading to the Himalayas as part of her mission to raise £10,000 for the UK-wide children’s charity in 2016.

8 January 2016

A ‘delightful surprise’ for Action funded researcher Professor Elizabeth Tanner as she receives an OBE for services to biomedical engineering

Professor Elizabeth Tanner, Professor of Biomedical Materials at the University of Glasgow, has been awarded an OBE for services to Biomedical Engineering.

Professor Tanner said: “It was a delightful surprise. I am so pleased because it shows that the work I have been doing in biomedical engineering for the past 30 years has been worthwhile, benefitting people and patients.”

Professor Tanner specialises in the development and use of bioactive materials for bone augmentation and replacement.

24 December 2015

Action Medical Research launches New Year giveaway for cyclists

Children’s charity Action Medical Research will be launching a New Year giveaway on Monday, 4 January, to promote its popular RIDE100 events next summer.

17 December 2015

Take the plunge for Action Medical Research at Boxing Day swim

Hardy supporters of children’s charity Action Medical Research are getting ready to take the plunge on Boxing Day to help save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

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

11 December 2015

It’s a family affair as brothers prepare for London Marathon

Three brothers are getting ready to run for a reason by tackling next year’s Virgin London Marathon in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The trio have kicked off their training programme after gaining places on the world-famous event on 24 April 2016.

7 December 2015

Sir Jackie Stewart helps to raise more than £50,000 at Celebration of Motorsport

Guest of honour Sir Jackie Stewart has helped children’s charity Action Medical Research race to success and raise more than £50,000 at its 21st annual Celebration of Motorsport Dinner.

The sold-out event welcomed 430 guests to the Culloden Hotel in Holywood on Friday, 4 December – with the racing legend in pole position to help raise the record amount.

1 December 2015

How a virtual 3D model heart could help tiny babies who need life-saving surgery

Researchers at King’s College London have begun a new study to help improve surgery for newborn babies with a life-threatening heart disease called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

This study could, ultimately, give surgeons the tools they need to select the best treatment plan for each baby, improving their chances of survival and having the best possible quality of life during their childhood and beyond.

30 November 2015

Sir Chris Hoy MBE and Geraint Thomas MBE join host of stars at Champions of CycleSport Dinner

Sir Chris Hoy MBE and Geraint Thomas MBE surprised guests as they joined a star-studded line-up at this year’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner in aid of Action Medical Research.

23 November 2015

Be in it to win it with Action Medical Research’s Black Friday giveaway

Children’s charity Action Medical Research has launched a Black Friday giveaway to encourage riders to join one of its popular RIDE100 events next summer.

Sign up to Action Medical Research’s RIDE100 series on Friday, 27 November, and you could win one of five amazing prize bundles.

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