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Gingerman Restaurants Group adopts local children’s charity

28 June 2016

Horsham-based children’s charity Action Medical Research is delighted to announce its partnership with the Gingerman Restaurants Group.

The Brighton and Hove company hopes to raise £20,000 to help save and change children’s lives by adding a £1 donation to desserts and children’s meals on the menu at its four restaurants: the Gingerman in Norfolk Square, the Ginger Fox near Pyecombe, the Ginger Pig on Hove Street and the Ginger Dog in College Place.

The money raised will go towards a study by Dr Owen Williams, of University College London’s Institute of Child Health, into a type of cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) which affects around 300 children each year in the UK1.

This cancer is most common in young children who are less than five years old. Most children with ALL are cured. However, treatment has side effects and some children still lose their lives.

With funding from Action Medical Research*, Dr Williams is searching for new treatments for children with a common type of ALL in the hope of reducing side effects and saving more children’s lives.

“We’re thrilled to become the Gingerman group’s charity partner and look forward to putting on future fundraising events with the company,” says Sarah Stevenson, Partnership Development Manager for Action Medical Research.

“Through medical research like Dr Williams’, we can help save and change the lives of babies and children but we can only do it with support which is why this partnership is so valuable.”

For more than 60 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world. Research they’ve funded has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.

Action Medical Research is currently funding research into meningitis, Down syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

For more information on the charity’s work, please visit


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  1. Macmillan Cancer Support. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in children. accessed 24 November 2015.

* Action Medical Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity are jointly funding this research.



About the Gingerman group:

Ben McKellar, together with wife and business partner Pamela McKellar, started the Gingerman Group in 1998 with their flagship restaurant, The Gingerman, close to the seafront in Brighton. They now have four Ginger sites in total with further projects planned for 2016. They are widely considered to be amongst the best restaurants in Brighton.

For more information on Action Medical Research, please contact Ellie Evans, Fundraising Communications Officer, on:

T 01403 327480



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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For more than 60 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.

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