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£1million raised by Peterborough group for children’s charity

Since its inception in 1996, the Peterborough committee has been at the forefront of fundraising initiatives

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A Peterborough group has hit the £1million mark in raising money for a children’s charity. The Peterborough volunteer committee of children’s charity Action Medical Research announced this week the passing of a “significant milestone” in their fundraising to help sick and disabled babies, children, and young people.

“With unwavering dedication and boundless enthusiasm, the committee has successfully raised over £1 million,” said a spokesperson.

Comittee Members Ronnie, Angela and Margaret- AMR PB Club,
Marriott Hotel, Peterborough
Thursday 22 February 2024.
Picture by Terry Harris.

“This marks a momentous achievement in our ongoing efforts to help save and improve the lives of children through pioneering medical research.”

Pictured Danny Dyer taking part in Sellebrity Football Match for Charity (AMR – Action Medical Research),
Weston Homes Stadium, Peterborough Monday 29 May 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

Since its inception in 1996, the Peterborough committee has been at the forefront of fundraising initiatives, organising, and hosting a diverse range of events.

“These events have captivated the community and garnered widespread support,” said the spokesperson.

Action Medical Research – Tony Hadley Golf Classic 2014,
Elton Furze / Marriott Hotel, Peterborough
14/09/2014.
Picture by Terry Harris.

“From electrifying Las Vegas-style cabaret evenings to the intellectually stimulating annual quiz featuring the formidable intellect of The Dark Destroyer, Shaun Wallace, the committee has consistently delivered unparalleled entertainment while championing a noble cause.”

Action Medical Research (AMR) a Touch of magic event, the Marriott Hotel, Peterborugh, UK

The committee says one of its most cherished traditions is the Tony Hadley Golf Classic “an event that has become synonymous with excellence and generosity over the past eighteen years.

AMR Tony Hadley Golf Day,
Holiday Inn west / Elton Furze, Peterborough
Friday 07 September 2018.
Picture by Terry Harris.

“Through this prestigious tournament, golf enthusiasts have come together to raise vital funds for medical research, showcasing the power of community spirit and collective action in making a difference,” said the spokesperson.

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Lewis Coghlin, director of fundraising at Action Medical Research, said:  “This remarkable achievement is a testament to the unwavering commitment and boundless generosity of the Peterborough committee.

“Their dedication to our cause has been truly inspiring, and we are immensely grateful for their tireless efforts in advancing medical research to help transform the lives of children.”

The funds raised by the Peterborough committee support Action Medical Research’s mission to save and change children’s lives through funding ground breaking research.

From pioneering treatments for rare and devastating conditions to preventative measures that promote lifelong health and wellbeing.

Action Medical Research (Peterborough) May Bear Club,
The Marriott Hotel, Peterborough
Friday 03 May 2019.
Picture by Terry Harris.

Mr Coughlin added: “As we celebrate this extraordinary milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Peterborough committee, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters who have made this achievement possible.

“Together, we are truly making a difference and giving hope to children and families in need.”

Action Medical Las Vegas Night with Special Guest Toyah Willcox. Pictured Toyah Willcox.
Holiday Inn, Peterborough
Friday 22 March 2019.
Picture by Terry Harris.

FACT FILE

Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research.

For over 70 years they have helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people.

Their research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.

The charity says it urgently needs to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and without public support – and their generosity – “we can’t do it”.

 

 

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