The charity was founded in 1952 by Duncan Guthrie. Early research funded by the charity helped to develop the first oral polio vaccine. Polio affected the lives of many thousands of children, including our founder Duncan Guthrie's own daughter, Janet.
Since then we’ve been saving and changing lives through medical research, funding some of the most amazing breakthroughs.
Ways to support us
Your donation to Action Medical Research can help save and change children's lives.
Volunteers are essential to what we do. We would be very appreciative of your help across a number of important roles.
Take part in a charity event supporting Action, whatever your ambitions, sporting abilities or location.