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29 March 2016

Connie Fisher helps raise more than £10,000 for children’s charity

Actress and singer Connie Fisher has helped UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research to raise £10,200 at an Aberdeen event.

The musical theatre star stole the show at the 19th annual Aberdeen ladies’ lunch at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa on Thursday, 17 March, where she spoke about the highs and lows of being born with an amazing gift.

24 March 2016

Premature daughters inspire father to ride for a reason

A Northamptonshire dad has been inspired by his premature twins to take to two wheels and ride for a reason in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Malcolm Vincent, from Ringstead near Kettering, will be taking part in RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday, 31 July, to raise money to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

22 March 2016

Alex Dowsett to judge cycling photograph competition

UCI ProTeam Movistar Team’s Alex Dowsett will judge a photo competition being run by children’s charity Action Medical Research to find the best cycling snaps around.

Riders are being asked to upload their pictures at action.org.uk/easter for a chance to win a bundle of cycling goodies including a Brooks C15 saddle, a Lezyne track pump and a Purple Harry cleaning kit.

15 March 2016

Smeg UK boss to go the extra mile for Action Medical Research

The head of Smeg UK is going the extra mile for children’s charity Action Medical Research by tackling the Virgin London Marathon in April.

Mike Giddings, Managing Director of Smeg UK, will be among the 38,000 people running the 26.2 miles on Sunday, 24 April, as part of his ongoing mission to raise funds to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

9 March 2016

Go West to host ladies’ lunch in aid of children’s charity

Go West stars Richard Drummie and Peter Cox are set to get hearts aflutter when they host a new ladies’ lunch in Kent in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The popular duo – who had hits with ‘We Close Our Eyes’ and ‘King of Wishful Thinking’ – will be entertaining fans at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel on Friday, 7 October.

29 February 2016

Connie Fisher to hit the right note for guests at charity lunch

Actress and singer Connie Fisher will be the star of the show at an annual fundraising event in Aberdeen in aid of UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? star will take centre stage at the Aberdeen Ladies’ Lunch at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa on Thursday, 17 March.

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.

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