Thousands raised by racing the sun

Thousands raised by racing the sun

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of children and babies. The charity has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952, including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

In the charity’s Race the Sun fundraising series, teams of four start out at dawn on a route through a mountainous British landscape in triathlon style – cycling, hiking and canoeing.

Victoria Ansell, of Castle Corporate Finance in Tonbridge (pictured second right) gathered a team for Brecon Beacons challenge on June 11.

“I currently have a niece undergoing treatment for Leukaemia, which hopefully will save her life, and which is a new treatment that is the result of work and research and support from charities such as Action Medical Research,” said Victoria. “So this is a cause that has some personal resonance.”

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