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Action in the Autumn charity events returns for its 16th year

19 September 2014

Action in the Autumn returns for its 16th year on Thursday 2 October. Held at Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester, it is a new and perfect venue for this years shopping extravaganza. With fabulous grounds and plenty of parking, Layer Marney Tower is England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse situated in rural Essex.

There will be 39 stalls on the day offering everything from picture frames to food to jewellery, clothing, and much, much more. Also the charity will be selling their REAL DEAL Christmas cards, where 100% of the money goes to Action. It is not only a chance to look around the stalls, but also to visit this stunning venue.

The event will take place between 10am and 3pm and admission costs £5, which includes complimentary coffee and biscuits. There will also be lunches available throughout the afternoon. For more information visit:

Lucy Hynes, Community Fundraising Manager for the East, commented: “We hope to see lots of people coming along to what promises to be a fantastic event and great day out. This year we’re hosting Action in the Autumn at a new exciting venue and really hope it’s even more successful than in previous years.”

Money raised from the event will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Research is the key to saving many children from a lifetime of suffering. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. Action Medical Research is currently funding work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research.

We want to make a difference in:

tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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