Big Walk for Tiny Lives charity event at Loyton Lodge | Action Medical Research

Big Walk for Tiny Lives charity event at Loyton Lodge

6 June 2014

A Big Walk for Tiny Lives event is taking place at Loyton Lodge, Tiverton, on Sunday 14 September in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.  This fun walking event for all the family aims to raise funds for the charity and also to increase awareness of its work. Action Medical Research is also Loyton Lodge’s Charity of the Year.

On the day there will be two routes available: 10 and three miles. Both will follow a woodland trail and take in the beautiful Devon countryside. Action’s mascot, Paddington Bear™ will also be making an appearance on the day to cheer on the walkers.

The walk starts at 10am and entry for adults is £15, which includes a coffee and Teoni’s cookie on arrival. Children under 16 go free, and sponsorship is optional. Dogs on leads are also welcome. A hog roast and bar will be available after 1.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the event organiser, Fiona Kitson, on 01823 672090.

Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952, starting with the development of the first polio vaccines in the UK. Since then the charity has spent more than £100 million and has contributed to medical breakthroughs for children, some of which are now commonplace: the vaccine for rubella, the use of ultrasound scanning in pregnancy and taking folic acid before and during pregnancy to prevent spina bifida.

The charity is currently funding work around conditions including premature birth, stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.

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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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