Moorside 4 run Virgin Money London Marathon for Action | Action Medical Research

Moorside quartet put best foot forward for children’s charity

25 January 2017

A group of running pals from Moorside Park in Crosby have been inspired to tackle the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of UK-wide children’s charity Action Medical Research.

Jim Hicks, Elizabeth Van Duyvenbode, Chris Beasley and Sarah Brewster from Moorside Park Run Club will be joining the country’s biggest race on Sunday, 23 April, to raise funds to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

The running quartet is hoping to raise £4,500 with a string of fundraising events including a race night in March.

Dubbed Moorside4Action, the team has already secured support from local businesses, including Champion Newspaper, Caloo, Tides bar and restaurant No.55, Liverpool FC Stewards, Pioneer Fitness, Caz’s Kitchen, Fernland Engineering LTD, Home Handbook Sefton, Ferndale Lodge and Friends of Moorside Park.

“Being parents, and having friends and family with children, means that running and raising money for Action Medical Research was an easy choice for the four of us to make. Not only is our aim to raise as much money as possible, but we also want to inspire people to realise that anything is possible!”

For 65 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.

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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For 65 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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