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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.

20 November 2015

Art for Action sale raises more than £10,000 for children’s charity


Celebrated artists including Grayson Perry and Maggi Hambling CBE have helped to raise a fantastic £10,446.95 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

13 November 2015

Children’s charity unveils wealth of cycling prizes ahead of event

Action Medical Research has revealed a host of unmissable cycling experiences to be auctioned at its upcoming Champions of CycleSport Dinner.

The children’s charity, which helps to save and change children's lives through medical research, will host the cycling event of the year on Thursday, 26 November, at Battersea Evolution to mark another successful season of high-profile rides.

10 November 2015

Good luck to our ambassador Tony Hadley luck on his jungle adventure

Children’s charity Action Medical Research has wished long-term supporter Tony Hadley the best of luck for his stint on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.

Guestlist is pure gold at Tony Hadley golf event

A star-studded guest list helped make Tony Hadley’s golf day in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research a triumph, raising £25,000.

Celebrities including actor Ricky Groves, Dane Bowers and Brian McFadden teed off with the Spandau Ballet star at the 11th Tony Hadley Golf Classic on Friday, 11 September, at Elton Furze Golf Club near Peterborough.

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