Steph’s pregnancy had been completely low risk until she suddenly experienced severe bleeding. It was the start of a terrifying journey for her and husband Dan, as their tiny daughter Freya was born three months too soon, weighing just 2lb 4oz.
More than 61,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK.
Tragically more than 1,000 lose their little lives as a result of being born too soon – making premature birth the biggest killer of babies in the UK.
It’s too many. Far too many.
Up to half of all children born with a heart condition also experience problems with learning and development. Action is funding new research to try and discover why.
Past Action funding helped discover the importance of taking folic acid before and during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida. New research could help protect even more babies.
Action funding is helping to improve treatment for children with severe head injuries by using advanced brain monitoring techniques.
Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndromes are rare genetic disorders. In its most severe form, the condition starts in early infancy and has devastating effects on the liver and brain. Dr Nandaki Keshavan aims to develop the first gene therapy treatment.
Stillbirth is devastating, with long-lasting effects on bereaved parents. We’re proud to have helped fund an important study that has led to practical new advice for pregnant women and a public health campaign aimed at saving babies’ lives.
Pre-eclampsia can endanger the lives of both mother and child. Research funded by Action has now shown that it may be linked to the mother’s heart function prior to pregnancy.
Research funded by Action has taken significant steps towards a new treatment approach that could revolutionise the treatment of cataracts, especially in children.
Thousands of people across the country joined in our Action Cream Teas event this summer, helping to raise around £65,000.
A gift in your will could unlock a future medical breakthrough, hold the key to a cure or treatment for a childhood illness, or simply make day-to-day life easier for children suffering illness or living with a disability.
Do you shop on Amazon? Then you could raise money for Action whenever you buy something and it won’t cost you a penny!
Why dad Martin Marlow conquered the Castle Ride’s tough 200km challenge.
Our dedicated corporate supporters help raise many thousands of pounds to fund life-saving work for sick babies and children
Next year we celebrate two decades of our fantastic London to Paris bike ride. Why not join our anniversary event in 2019?
There is only one thing more rewarding than running the iconic London Marathon – and that’s running it for charity!
Our exclusive selection of Christmas cards is back – and every penny raised from their sale comes straight to Action.