People in Spalding and district helping to save and change children’s lives

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Action Medical Research has helped bring about some astounding medical breakthroughs, many of which we now take for granted, in its various guises over 65 years.

It can list funding into what was then pioneering hip replacement surgery, the polio vaccine (and subsequent eradication in the UK of polio), the MRI scan, folic acid in pregnancy and other advances among its achievements. It is currently funding 76 projects UK-wide.

Fundraising manager for the area Lucy Hynes said: “Research for children is one of the most under-funded areas of research.”

She presented certificates to the current Spalding branch committee members, including chairman Tracy Hull, and paid tribute to the many former members among the audience.