Entries by Sean Kelly

Identifying potential mechanisms to suppress A-T pathologies

Research Project information Principal researchers: Professor Steve Jackson and Dr Rimma Belotserkovskaya Institute: The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge Cost: £199,111 over 24 months Start Date: May 2017 This research project is jointly managed and funded with the US-based A-T Children’s Project. What are the researchers proposing to do? Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), caused by mutations in the […]

Surrey Digital Awards 2017

Finalists Announced We are delighted to have been selected as a finalist for the third annual Surrey Digital Awards! A huge range of industries are represented, proving the huge wealth of talent on offer across the whole county. Action for A-T have been nominated in the best website category and will be competing alongside seven other schools, education providers […]

Scumrun raises vital funds for Action for A-T

Scumrun, now in its eleventh year, is the original charity driving event whose participants raise much needed funds for children’s charities. The 2016 event took place in May 2016 with fifty plus cars making the journey across Europe, taking on new challenges in mystery locations each day. All participants were driving a car costing under […]

The Stephen Green project for the study and treatment of DNA production defects in Ataxia Telangiectasia

Research Project information Principal researcher:  Dr Vincenzo Costanzo Institute: IFOM – The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy Cost: £99,936 over 36 months Start Date: December 2016 What are the researchers proposing to do? The research team will test the hypothesis that ATM (the protein which is missing or not functioning completely in A-T) controls the chemical reactions required […]

The Boys’ Story

We have 4 exceptionally wonderful children.  Our twin boys were diagnosed with A-T over 5 years ago.  To say it came as a shock is an understatement.  Apart from their balance not being quite right, they hit every developmental milestone in their early childhood so we were not expecting a serious diagnosis at all. I […]

Kenny Logan receives cheque from Barings

Ex-Scottish International rugby player Kenny Logan recently attended a cheque presentation evening at Barings. He collected the cheque for £40,000 on behalf of Action for A-T and conducted a Q&A session about his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing and rugby related topics. The sizeable donation is the result of a year long charity partnership between Barings and Action […]

BCA Cycle Team receive recognition plaque from Action for A-T

BCA have been bringing together buyers and sellers for nearly 70 years. Starting in 1946 as Southern Counties Car Auctions, they were one of the first companies to let people across the UK buy and sell a wide range of cars at auction, from budget runarounds to exotic imports. BCA supported Action for A-T in 2015 […]

Headley Does Bond

The residents of Headley village in Hampshire celebrated everything Bond last night when they donned their best 007 themed outfits to attend the “Headley Does Bond” dinner dance. The evening was put together by a committed team of local volunteers to raise much needed funds for vital A-T related medical research. The evening was staged at Headley Village […]

Funding of a fluorescent microscope as a vital tool for the ongoing research and diagnosis of A-T and A-T-related disorders

Equipment information Principal researcher: Professor Grant Stewart Institute: University of Birmingham Cost: £37,810.25 Start Date: February 2016 What are the researchers proposing to use the microscope for and why? There are two ways Grant and his team propose to use the microscope: Firstly, the team will use the microscope for a long-standing research project ongoing […]

Film Screening: Pistons, Passions & Sicilian Pleasures

24th February 2016 If you’re a classic car lover, don’t miss out on this charity film night organised by Martin Coakley in aid of Action for A-T. “Pistons, Passions & Sicilian Pleasures” tells the story of Sicilian industrialist Vincenzo Florio’s passion for motor racing, which led to the creation of the “Targa Florio” races and […]

Prudential Ride London-Surrey 46

30th July 2017 Following on from its successful first year, this new event continues in 2017 as part of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling. The sportive (remember, it’s not a race!) comprises a spectacular 46-mile route on traffic-free roads, beginning at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London and following the same route as […]

Royal Parks Half Marathon

8th October 2017 The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon takes place each October, starting and finishing in the stunning Hyde Park. Over 16,000 runners take part in the 13.1 mile route through Central London, taking in the spectacular sites of the capital and the beautiful Royal Parks. As well as all of the fantastic runners that […]

Therapeutic strategies for offsetting Neurological Sequelae in A-T

Research Project Information Principal researchers: Dr. Margot Mayer-Proschel Institute: University of Rochester, United States of America Grant award: Funded in partnership with the A-T Children’s Project Project completion date: July 2015 Project Overview Ataxi Telangiectasia (A-T) is caused by faults in a gene called ATM (Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated), which results in the ATM protein not functioning correctly. […]

Neurons from blood-derived stem cells as a model of A-T neurodegeneration.

Research Project Information Principal Researchers: Professor Ron Hart Institute: University of Rutgers, United States of America Project Completion Date: April 2015  Project Overview Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) is caused by defects in the ATM (Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated) gene and the associated ATM protein. Similar to other neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, some of […]