Sussex children’s entertainers support children’s charity
Sussex-based children’s entertainment company, Whizz Bang Pop, has named children’s charity Action Medical Research one of its two chosen charities.
Founder and entertainer Sally Davis (known at children’s parties as Sparkles), felt it important to choose a charity that benefitted children and families across the UK.
A professional actress, Sally trained at the Brighton Academy of Creative Training and founded Whizz Bang Pop in 2005. She says: "As well as working in children’s entertainment, I’m also a mum. Action Medical Research finds and funds medical research to help sick babies and children, so is the perfect choice of charity to support.”
Sally will be running her first ever marathon in Brighton this April, proudly wearing her Action Medical Research T-shirt. She first started running three years ago, previously running a half marathon. But her training for the Brighton Marathon started last autumn.
“It’s great I’m part of the Brighton Marathon, my first! I find running really therapeutic and it’s great to be doing it for such a good cause.”
She is also organising a Family Fun Day to support Whizz Bang Pop’s chosen charities. The event takes place 16 February, 12-4pm, at Knoyle Hall, Preston Park, Brighton. Toy exchange, clothes swap, crafts, food stalls, music, dancing, games, magic, face painting and balloon models will be on offer.
Action Medical Research is currently supporting work around Down syndrome, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, and diabetes, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
Places are still available to run the Brighton Marathon for Action Medical Research. Further details at: www.action.org.uk/brighton_marathon
To sponsor Sally: www.action.org.uk/sponsor/whizzbangpop
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Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children. We’ve been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 and have funded research that has helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. 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.
But there is still so much more to do. Please help us fund more life-changing research for some of the UK’s sickest babies and children.