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HELP FIGHT FOR LITTLE LIVES

We currently have two exciting appeals to help save and change children's lives. Firstly we've launched a campaign to fund vital research to Save Tiny Lives - tackling premature birth and pregnancy complications. We're also appealing for support to fund a vital and potentially groundbreaking research project searching for treatments for a devastating rare disease called BPAN.

At any one time we have more than 75 research projects live across the UK - searching for answers and offering hope for children and their families.

You can find out more about just some of these areas of our work and research projects that we're currently funding below where there are opportunities to support our wider work.

Join our fight for little lives.

Saving Tiny Lives campaign

Premature birth and its complications are the leading cause of death among children under five years of age across the world. In the UK alone, around 61,000 babies are born prematurely each year and tragically more than 1,000 of these babies die.

We've launched this campaign because Action believe that only by investing in research can the devastation caused by premature birth and pregnancy complications be stopped.

Please make your pledge to save tiny lives today. This is a huge and exciting opportunity – to be a part of our campaign to fund potentially groundbreaking medical research that could go on to benefit millions.

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Vital research into BPAN

Lily is living with BPAN - a rare and devastating neurological disease for which there is no cure.

This disease strikes young children, causing them to develop slowly and to miss key developmental milestones. It leads to seizures, muscle problems, symptoms of Parkinson’s, dementia and eventually early death.

We want to work towards a cure and have promised to fund a potentially groundbreaking research study – but we need your help.

Cerebral palsy research

Tom was just a baby when he was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy – a severe physical disability.

Now 6, his disability has affected all aspects of his life. He uses a wheelchair and everyday activities such as eating and playing with toys are challenging. He has also developed epilepsy.

Action is dedicated to helping children like Tom, which is why we’re funding several research projects into cerebral palsy.

Fighting childhood cancers

Joey was just four years old when we was diagnosed with brain cancer. He battled a gruelling year of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Joey is now ten and thankfully symptom free, but we know not every story is the same as Joey's.

That's why Action is funding vital research into childhood cancers to help more children diagnosed with cancer.

Research into cystic fibrosis

Every week in the UK, around four people – many of them babies and children – are diagnosed with the cystic fibrosis. Making it the UK's commonest life-threatening inherited disease that can make it hard for children to breathe and for their bodies to digest food.

Currently there is no cure for cystic fibrosis and although there are treatments to ease symptoms these can be time-consuming and gruelling.

Action is determined to help which is why we're currently funding research projects that aim to help improve the quality of life of babies and children with cystic fibrosis.