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Give it some welly to help sick children

17 June 2011

With the outdoor music season in full swing, children’s charity Action Medical Research is asking boot-wearing festival goers to support its Wear your Wellies fundraising event later this summer. A good pair of boots is always a smart investment for events like Glastonbury but on Friday 16 September the charity is giving the public another excuse to wear their boots with pride by supporting its Wear your Wellies day.

It’s very easy to join in by running a Wear your Wellies day at your school, college or workplace. Just sign up now and then ask everyone to wear their favourite boots on Friday 16 September and collect a donation of £2 from each welly-wearer.

The money raised will help fund vital medical research to help sick babies and children.
Research currently being supported by Action Medical Research includes work around premature birth, cerebral palsy, meningitis and epilepsy, as well as some very rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

Visit www.wearyourwellies.com to register now and download fundraising materials to support your event. 

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Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children. We know that medical research can save and change children’s lives. For nearly 60 years we have been instrumental in significant medical breakthroughs, including the development of the UK polio vaccine and ultrasound scanning in pregnancy.

Today, we continue to find and fund the very best medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability. 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.
 

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