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30 June 2017

Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride raises thousands

Davina McCall started the event on 25 June before cycling 68 miles


Davina McCall has heralded her ‘Big Sussex Bike Ride’ a “massive success” for Action Medical Research following the event on Sunday, 25 June.

29 June 2017

Aon Benfield cycle ride set to raise more than £60,000

(L to R: Mike Weeks, Jeremy Lee, Glenn Francis, Toby Russell and Lee Taylor)


Cyclists on a ride organised by Action Medical Research for Aon Benfield are on track to raise more than £60,000 for the children’s charity.

28 June 2017

Paddington Bear's creator Michael Bond passes away

It is with great sadness that Action Medical Research marks the loss of Paddington Bear™ creator Michael Bond CBE. Michael Bond was involved with Action for over 40 years, following a meeting with our founder Duncan Guthrie in 1976, where it was agreed that Paddington would support the charity as its official mascot.

Through this very special relationship with Paddington Bear we have been able to attract thousands of new supporters who together have raised millions of pounds to help sick babies and children.

22 June 2017

The bands are tuning up for Action’s ‘Gig in the Garden’

The music festival season is upon us and ‘Gig in the Garden’ is set to return to Suffolk on 8 July!

14 June 2017

Boardman, Cundy and King confirmed for Champions of CycleSport Dinner

Chris Boardman, MBE, Dani King, MBE & Jody Cundy, OBE 


The countdown is on until Action Medical Research’s ‘Champions of CycleSport Dinner’ supported by Maserati and Garmin.

13 June 2017

Action Medical Research joins forces with One Stop

One Stop stores across the country will once again be helping Action Medical Research raise vital funds this June.

12 June 2017

100 nutty old cars aim for £100k for kids’ charity

Scumrun is excited to announce that the 13th staging of the original charity driving event, taking place from 17 – 21 May 2018, will support children’s charity Action Medical Research.

9 June 2017

Davina looks ahead to her Big Sussex Bike Ride

"It is the most supportive, loving, fun, relaxed day out ever!" 

With just under two weeks to go before Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride on 25 June, Davina McCall is getting ready to power those pedals.

8 June 2017

Chris Boardman and Paddington Bear™ prepare for Eroica Britannia

Two of Action Medical Research’s most ardent celebrity supporters are getting ready for this year’s Eroica Britannia festival.  

5 June 2017

Could you help us make a difference?

It’s National Volunteer’s Week 1-7 June and Action Medical Research is asking people across the UK to help us in our bid to save little lives.

Action raises funds for desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children.

24 May 2017

Horsham’s Marks and Spencer raises more than £5,500 for Action Medical Research

The Horsham branch of Marks and Spencer has proved it’s no ordinary fundraiser, having collected an amazing £5,576 for Action Medical Research.

The store chose Action as its local charity in March 2015 and renewed its original 12 month partnership for another year in 2016.

17 May 2017

Reading riders prepare for Sussex cycling challenge

A group of Berkshire-based cyclists are preparing for a fundraising cycling challenge next month for Action Medical Research, the UK-wide children’s charity.

Abby Lacey, an Office Manager from Reading, is currently training for ‘Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride’, a family-friendly event hosted by one of the organisation’s celebrity supporters Davina McCall.

11 May 2017

Cycling Club Celebrates Fundraising Milestone

Kevin Dunn, a married father of two from Bristol, has helped raise more than £40,000 for Action Medical Research after creating his own cycling club.

‘BS10’ was launced in 2015. 

The 38-year-old has always been interested in sport. He once enjoyed a trial at ‘Bristol City’ and has also laced up his rugby boots for ‘Bristol Saracens’.

10 May 2017

Ziggurat 2017: Building a future for medical research

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is proud to announce the inaugural Ziggurat – our annual cycling adventure for folk from the constructions and built environment sector – and it is gearing up to be a great success.

5 May 2017

Singing School Releases CD For Action

A singing school in Kent is releasing a CD to help raise funds for Action Medical Research.

Vocademy’, based in Maidstone, offers singing training for people of all ages with an emphasis on confidence building, vocal safety and artist development.

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