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Corporate Partnerships

Action Medical Research seeks to engage with companies who understand the value of supporting vital medical research, to build strong relationships that bring tangible benefits to you and your employees.

Please contact Toby Tennant at to discuss working in partnership with us.

Marks & Spencer

Action Medical Research is delighted to have benefitted from the M&S Charity Challenge which was an opportunity for M&S employees and associates to help raise £1 million in June 2013 for five charity partners.

A large part of this target was centred around the Bike24 cycle ride held at Rockingham Race Track on the 22-23 June 2013. Around 1,500 M&S employees, mostly in team of four but with some solo riders too, took on the challenge of cycling for twenty-four hours around the 3.5 mile race track to raise money for charity.

It was an amazing day and Action were proud to get involved by cheering on the cyclists right through the night in the wind and rain.

In addition a group of committed cyclists pedalled from offices in Paris to London – Arc to Arch – in just three days to raise even more money.

Charity of the Year

Charity of the Year is a great way to focus staff on one cause and encourage them to work together to reach an agreed fundraising goal. It offers opportunities for increased team working, improved internal communications and personal development and we are always here to support your fundraising with materials and advice.

One Stop

From 16 March to 26 April, all One Stop shops are placing Action Medical Research collection boxes on their countertops to raise valuable funds for the charity. One Stop is a retail convenience business with approximately 700 shops across the England and Wales.

Action Medical Research’s mascot Paddington Bear is asking customers to give generously to help save lives and improve treatment for sick babies and children with disabilities and rare diseases in communities across the UK.

Tony Reed, chief executive One Stop enthuses: "One Stop is proud to support the vital work that Action Medical Research find and fund. With over 600 stores our key focus is being the best neighbourhood store for our customers, which is why we're helping to make a real difference to local communities by supporting this charity. The funds raised by the collection boxes will help the UK children’s charity to continue to fund medical breakthroughs that help sick and disabled children, an area that is often underfunded."


W.A.Ellis is a boutique property consultancy in the heart of central London. Specialists in sales, lettings and management, formal valuation, lease reviews, surveying and refurbishment this unique partnership thrives on strong bonds internally and with clients. Growing these through charitable challenges and a proactive approach to everything from business practice to social responsibility and embracing change, this agency has for nearly 150 years been ‘getting it right’ and continues to do so. Their achievements last year ranged from cycle rides to Paris, solo walks to Belgium, and record breaking client coffee mornings for charity to name a few and we are delighted to have their support through 2013.



Action Medical Research has an amazing portfolio of individual and team challenges which we can offer to your staff, from the Three Peaks Challenge and Race the Sun to treks, runs, walks and bike rides. Visit the get involved page find the challenge for you.  

David Lench, Managing Director of Arun Estates, presents a cheque for £35,000 to Jenny Edwards and Oly Watts of Action Medical Research, raised by climbing Kilimanjaro.

Matched giving

Many of the best employers in the UK offer matched giving schemes, topping up staff’s charity fundraising with a corporate donation. By matching pound-for-pound up to an agreed level your company sends a great message to your employees by committing to fund medical research which can save and change children’s lives.

Gifts in Kind

Action Medical Research is not only grateful for financial support but also gifts in kind, from products to services or expertise free of charge.

For instance, EHS 4D Group generously provided pro bono work and advice to help the charity promote our portfolio of cycle rides across the UK. Their expertise has helped shape the look and feel of our cycling branding which challenges the serious cyclist to ride on behalf of Action Medical Research with gritty imagery and a clear call to action.

Payroll giving

This is a simple and tax-free method for employees to donate to the charity of their choice direct from their pay, but they can only do it if your company is signed up to a payroll giving scheme.

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