funding vital research
We’re on a mission to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures.
Transform the lives of children devastated by a rare and incurable mitochondrial disease. Support our latest appeal and help us fund research to give hope to families that, in the future, children’s lives could be saved.
Some women experience complications during pregnancy which can involve the mother’s health, the baby’s health or both.
In the UK almost 4,000 children and young people under 25 are diagnosed with cancer every year. We are funding research to try and improve the chances and treatment for children with brain tumours and cancer.
Around 2,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year in the UK. Action is determined to help, which is why we’re funding vital research into cerebral palsy that might one day provide answers.
24 - 28 July 2019
Join Action London to Paris cycle for our 20th anniversary ride. We've taken over 5,000 riders on one of Europe's greatest cycling adventures!
With cycling challenges both in the UK and abroad, there's definitely a challenge waiting for you. From beginners to the very experienced and with routes ranging 20 miles to hundreds of miles, come and join us in the fight for little lives.
We have places in some of the greatest and best-known events in the world. As part of Team Action, you will receive fantastic training and fundraising support, regular updates and access to post-race events. We are with you every step of the way to support you with training, fundraising and more.
Test yourself with one of our incredible team challenges. We have places on some unique events that require endurance, teamwork and skill. Our challenges are perfect for corporate teams or groups of friends, fun team building or healthy competition.
Recognising the importance of raising awareness of preterm birth amongst education professionals, Professor Samantha Johnson of the University of Leicester and her team have developed a new e-learning resource. Funded by Action Medical Research, this tool offers practical strategies for teachers to use in the classroom.