Charity seeks support for Peter James Golf Classic | Action Medical Research

Charity seeks support for Peter James Golf Classic

22 July 2013

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is asking local businesses to support its annual Peter James Golf Classic at Haywards Heath Golf Club on 11 September.

Now in its fifth year, the event is hosted by international best-selling crime author Peter James and raises vital funds to help sick and disabled babies and children. 

There are many ways local businesses can support the event and promote their goods or services, without even having to pick up a club – by sponsoring a hole, making a donation or giving a raffle prize. There is also the opportunity for one company to become main sponsor of the whole event.

Sussex-based Peter, whose latest crime thriller Dead Man’s Time was published last month, says: “Every year the tournament is gaining more support and we have now raised more than £40,000 since I have had the pleasure of adding my name to this wonderful charity event.  We want 2013 to be another best-seller so please get involved if you can.

“I have a big interest in medicine, often writing about medical themes. It’s wonderful to help make a difference on behalf of Action Medical Research, who fund research to make sure babies and children feel the real benefits of medicine.”

Action Medical Research has played a significant role in many medical breakthroughs for over 60 years, starting with the development of the first UK polio vaccines. It is currently funding research into many conditions, including preventing early labour and developing treatments for babies affected by premature birth, helping children with disabilities and tackling rare diseases for which there are currently no cures.

Peter will be entering and playing in his own team and will be available for book signing during the day. Dead Man’s Time is the ninth book in the award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series, which is set in Brighton. The series is now translated into 36 languages and has sold 14 million copies worldwide.

If you are interested in supporting the Peter James Golf Classic either by  entering a team, sponsoring a hole or making a donation please contact the organiser Bob Sansom for further details on 01444 412190 or email him on test34@action.org.uk. Information on Action Medical Research can be found at www.action.org.uk

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Images of Peter James can be downloaded from these links: 

http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/peter_2.jpg

http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/peter_james_author_photo.jpg

 

For further information please contact:

Clare Airey, Senior Press and PR Officer

T         01403 327480

E         cairey@action.org.uk

W        action.org.uk

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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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