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.
One of Action’s current major initiatives is especially close to the heart of the Bump & Baby Expo: the Born Too Soon campaign, which is funding research to stop premature birth.
How you are helping
For every entrance ticket purchased for the Bump & Baby Expo 2019, £1 will be donated to Action.
100% of the money from raffle tickets for our Big Charity Prize Draw will be donated to Action. Tickets will be available to purchase from the Action Medical Research for Children stall on the day of the Expo up until the winning ticket is drawn in the afternoon.
Action will also be running a tombola and other fundraising activities from their stand during the day too.
We hope you will support this very worthy cause.
For more information about Action Medical Research for Children, including current research, visit the Action website www.action.org.uk