Our Chosen Charity

The Bump & Baby Expo is delighted to support Action Medical Research for Children as our chosen charity, donating £1 for every ticket sold.

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Action Medical Research for Children funds medical research to beat the diseases that devastate the lives of so many children. Originally founded in 1952 to successfully find a cure for polio, Action has continued saving and changing lives through medical research and has raised over £115m to fund some of the most amazing breakthroughs (some of which most attendees will have directly benefitted from!), including:

  • Discovering the importance of taking folic acid before and during pregnancy to prevent spinal bifida.
  • Developing the use of ultrasound technology in pregnancy.
  • Saving unborn babies from brain damage with new MRI scanning techniques.
  • Creating the Matrix Seating System to help support physically disabled children as they grow.
  • Testing the rubella vaccine.
  • Helping protect children from meningitis through the development of the HIB vaccine.
  • Pioneering a fetal heart monitor to wirelessly monitor a baby’s heart while still in the womb.

For more information on these and other case studies, including current research, visit the Action website www.action.org.uk