Action Medical Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity announce partnership | Action Medical Research

New partnership investing £2 million into research to help sick babies and children

2 October 2015

Children’s health charities Action Medical Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity have today announced a new partnership to invest more than £2 million into vital medical research across the UK. 

This new partnership sees the two leading charities jointly funding 13 childhood research projects, at a total value of £2,050,836, including research into neuroblastoma (a childhood cancer), leukaemia, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, Tourette syndrome and some rare inherited conditions such as X-linked lymphoproliferative disease.

Despite enormous progress in medicine there are still millions of children in the UK battling life-threatening and life-limiting conditions who need help. Research leading to disease prevention or improved diagnosis and treatment can be the key to saving many children from a lifetime of suffering.  Action Medical Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity have joined forces to drive forward much-needed pioneering medical research to help sick children.

Action Medical Research Chief Executive, Julie Buckler explains: “The prospects for finding new cures and treatments for children are excellent thanks to recent advances, but a lack of funding for medical research is our biggest obstacle. Through this partnership we’re aligning our efforts to do more to tackle the challenges disease and disability present by funding some of the best medical research in the world.”

Tim Johnson, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity said: “We are delighted to be working with Action Medical Research to invest £2 million into new research projects spread across institutes around the UK. Joining together means we can give more support to world class researchers and the best chance of improving diagnosis and treatment for the children who need it, across the UK and further afield.”

None of this research would be possible without the support of people who make donations, raise funds and take part in events, leave gifts in their wills and generously volunteer their time, as well as trusts and corporate partners.

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Sarah Moss, Communications Director, Action Medical Research
T: 01403 327423


Rachel Twinn, Senior Press Officer, Great Ormond Street Hospital
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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity working to save and change children’s lives through medical research. We believe that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten. We have been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 like the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world. Charity reg.nos 208701 and SC039284.


About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children who are suffering from the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions, from across the country and abroad. 

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity needs to raise vital funds to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, provide vital up-to-date equipment and fund research into better treatments for the children. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families. For more information visit

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