A life-changing accident when she was a toddler caused devastating injuries to Kira’s brain, leaving her with learning and physical disabilities. Read her story and find out how Action-funded research hopes to help children like Kira.
Children with visual field defects cannot see everything they should be able to. Action funding has helped develop a more child-friendly technique to improve diagnosis. This is now helping children like Skye, who's sight has been damaged by a rare type of brain tumour.
Celebrating 40 years of support from Paddington Bear.
Events held this year at Buckingham Palace in London and The Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh gave Action-funded doctors and scientists the chance to showcase their research.
It took more than three years and countless blood tests before Grace was finally diagnosed with Rett syndrome. Action funding has helped doctors develop a new genetic test that could in future spare families from long, extensive testing.
For children like identical twins Josh and Sam, everyday activities like writing, getting dressed and playing sports are a struggle. New research funded by Action aims to help.
Action has awarded a Research Training Fellowship of £230,000 to Dr Apostolos Papandreou. He is dedicated to helping children suffering from a devastating neurodegenerative disorder which eventually causes symptoms of dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
A new treatment is being tested that could help prolong pregnancy in women at risk of giving birth too soon.
Action funding is helping a research team in their bid to find new, more targeted drugs to treat the most common type of cancer to affect children.
Research funded by Action has shown promising results for a new treatment that could protect vulnerable newborn babies from bacterial meningitis – a disease that can kill very quickly.
As a long-term supporter of Action it feels natural for Anne Palmer to remember the charity in her will. Here she explains how she hopes her gift will benefit generations to come.
Gary Sheehan’s daughter Megan was given less than a one in four chance of survival at birth. Now 14, she cheered her dad on as he cycled 300 miles from London to Paris this summer.
Some 450 cyclists, including skating legend Jayne Torvill, joined Davina McCall for her Big Sussex Bike Ride in June, which raised more than £30,000.
Our dedicated corporate supporters help raise many thousands of pounds to fund lifesaving work for sick babies and children.
Head for the top of the UK’s highest peaks when you join our new Mountain Challenge Series events. We’re looking for individuals and teams to join us in the summer of 2017.