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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.

4 May 2017

The Duke of Edinburgh announces he will no longer carry out public engagements from autumn 2017

Phil Hodkinson, Chair of children’s charity Action Medical Research, said: “We are extremely grateful to our Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, for his tireless support of Action Medical Research over the past 62 years.

"The Duke of Edinburgh has supported the charity since its very early days and has generously hosted many receptions where Action supporters have been delighted to experience his continuing commitment and enthusiasm for the vital research the charity funds. We wish him all the best as he retires from royal duties this autumn.”

3 May 2017

Action launches cream tea delivery

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce we are once again launching our cream teas delivery service this summer.

It’s the perfect opportunity to take a break and enjoy a quintessentially English treat with family and friends either at home, at work or even at school! You’ll be supporting a great cause as well – helping to fund medical research for sick and disabled babies and children.

Last year we raised nearly £55,000 with more than 6,000 boxes - all packed by our army of volunteers - delivered across the UK.

25 April 2017

Brighton bike-winner prepares to ride again

A successful cycling supporter of Action Medical Research is gearing up for another ride in Sussex this June.

24 April 2017

Holy Trio Triumph at London Marathon

Not content with just completing the 26.2 mile Virgin London Marathon, three Action Medical Research supporters have also broken Guinness World Records!

20 April 2017

Big names confirmed for ‘Art for Action’

A whole host of well-known names have now confirmed their involvement in this year’s ‘Art for Action’ at Tudor Barn Belstead, near Ipswich on Thursday, 18 May.

We are delighted to announce that international best-selling crime author Peter James has donated a piece, as has Charlie Simpson from the multi-BRIT Award-winning band ‘Busted’ along with Paralympian legend Jody Cundy OBE.

18 April 2017

Children’s charity seeks riders for Essex 100 cycle challenge

Knight Group, the construction contractor with head offices in Kelvedon, has announced its support for children's charity Action Medical Research. The company has named Action its charity of the year and will also sponsor the Essex 100 cycling challenge.

13 April 2017

It would be ‘a crime’ to miss Afternoon Tea with Peter James

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce the opportunity for you to spend an afternoon with an international best-selling crime author.

Our long-time supporter Peter James is hosting an ‘Afternoon Tea’ at the delightful Sedgwick Park House near Horsham in West Sussex on Thursday, 29 June.

11 April 2017

Lendlease supports Action Medical Research

Lendlease supports Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research is delighted to announce it has now received an extremely generous £10,000 donation as a result of December’s ‘Lendlease Guvnors Club’ Christmas Charity Ball.

10 April 2017

Funny, brave and full of smiles: six-year-old Tom helps launch children’s charity cerebral palsy fundraising appeal



With a smile that could melt any heart, Tom Barnes is the face of a new fundraising appeal by children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The Sussex-based charity hopes to raise awareness of the vital need for support for research to help children like Tom who are affected by cerebral palsy.

7 April 2017

Action Medical Research launches Easter giveaway for cyclists

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is launching an Easter giveaway on Monday, 10 April, to promote its popular RIDE100 events this summer.

6 April 2017

31 March 2017

Miss Scotland, Lucy Kerr, helps raise more than £21,500 for children’s charity

The current Miss Scotland, Lucy Kerr, has helped UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research to raise over £21,500 at a special ‘Sparkle for Action’ event in Glasgow.

More than 200 people attended the fabulous Oran Mor on Saturday, 25 March, and were entertained with live music from the St Andrews Sisters and a Michael Bublé tribute act.  Radio presenters Garry Spence and Paul Harper hosted the event which included a raffle, fun games and auction with some amazing prizes – including tickets to see Ed Sheeran!

30 March 2017

Paralympian Steve Brown helps raise more than £8,500 for children’s charity

Paralympian Steve Brown has helped UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research to raise more than £8,500 at the 20th annual Aberdeen Ladies Lunch.

Steve, who was captain of the wheelchair rugby team in the 2012 London Paralympics, took centre stage at the Aberdeen event at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa on Thursday, 16 March 2017. He spoke about his personal highs and lows and the way in which he came to terms with the enormous shift in his life and dreams when he was paralysed.

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