Can you help make a real difference for children?

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I am very lucky to have 2 happy and healthy children but am very aware via my volunteering at school and through the various television programmes that I watch that others aren’t so lucky. Are you able to sit through an episode of DIY SOS without shedding a tear, I know that I can’t?

This is one of the reasons that I undertook the role of Chair at the local committee for Action Medical Research, and loved being part of our first event last year which raised nearly £14,000. Inspired by our efforts as a team we were keen to raise even more money in 2016; already we have another Ladies Lunch planned with Go West performing and in addition to this we are also planning a Picnic with Paddington.

I am a Personal Trainer and Running Coach, and love getting out in the fresh air with my family whenever possible whether walking, scooting, cycling or running, this gave me the inspiration to put on a Virtual Run – fun for all the family and without the pressure of an organised race!

If you want to have a better idea of what Action does and why the funds are needed, please read below:

“At Action we save and change children’s lives through medical research

We believe that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten. We have been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 like the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more.

Surprisingly medical research to help children is poorly funded in the UK. Action Medical Research has a critical job to do in helping fill this gap to protect children. The prospects for finding new cures and treatments are almost within our grasp. We have vital research ready to go – we simply can’t fund it all.

With your help we’re determined to change this and make a real difference for children.”

I would love it if 100 people signed up and it is also a perfect activity for you to do during the half-term holidays, plus everyone who completes either 5k or 10k will receive a medal  – that would make a great “show and tell” for when the children go back to school.

Thank you for reading.

Emma

 

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