About Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick babies and children.

We’re on a mission to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures.

Today in the UK, there are hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled babies, children and young people who need your help.

Why choose gaming for Action Medical Research?

At Action we fund desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children.

Although there’s been lots of progress in medicine, tragically there are still some children who won’t survive.

Like the two hundred and thirty children who die from cancer each year in the UK and the one thousand premature babies who don’t survive.

We’re on a mission to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures.

These children and families need your help. They need medical research to find answers and give them hope.

Children depend on Action Medical Research. We depend on you. Please game for Action and help us fund more research taking small steps, making big breakthroughs.

Meet Sophie

Recalling the time when her daughter Sophie’s seizures first began, mum Anne says: “Sophie first noticed something unusual happening when she was cross country running aged 11. She had to stop. Her eyes turned towards a tree and she couldn’t turn them back. She saw only black.”

Treatment funded by Action Medical Research freed Sophie from seizures and transformed her young life.

How you can help

By signing up for Action re:play you will help us save and change more children’s lives.

Any fundraising can help – below are just a few examples of how:

  • £10 can fund essential laboratory items such as pipettes used in research which could revolutionise cataract treatment in children.
  • £20 can fund an hour of a research midwife’s time.
  • £50 can fund a week’s worth of gene therapy testing agents to help develop a treatment to prevent infection-related preterm birth and brain injury.
  • £60 can fund an MRI scan to research how to treat children with sickle cell anaemia.
  • £100 can fund a researcher for a day on a potentially life-saving project.
  • £280 can fund a pioneering research project for a day