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Covid-19 children's research appeal

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Join the fight against COVID-19

As we learn to live alongside COVID-19 we are helping to drive forward research to better understand how the virus can affect children. There are still many unanswered questions for parents that need tackling, such as:

  • Why are some children more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others?  
  • How is the pandemic affecting my child's mental health? 
  • How can I protect my child now, and from viruses like this in the future? 
  • What are the long-term effects, such as long-COVID?


We need your help to support this research to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on children.

Driving research forward

Building on our impressive track record of supporting high quality research that saves and changes children’s lives, we are now funding seven research projects to help tackle COVID-19 and long-COVID in children.

Sophia’s story

Sophia didn't enjoy lockdown one bit. Born with a rare disease, Sophia is at much greater risk from COVID-19 than most children. Medical research is essential to protect vulnerable children like her.

There are still many unanswered questions about why COVID-19 affects some children more severely than others and how we can therefore best protect children now and in the future.

Help us fund vital medical research for children in the fight against COVID-19 with a donation today.

Historical black and white photo of Action treatment center for children

A history of protecting children

Action Medical Research has been protecting children for 70 years, funding research to develop treatments, vaccinations and cures.

Since 1952, Action Medical Research has taken on polio, meningitis and rubella, and helped save countless lives. Today we continue to search for answers for some of the toughest fights our children face.