Entries by Sean Kelly

New Collaborative partnership with BrAshA-T Ataxia-Telangiectasia

Action for A-T strongly believes that there are many opportunities to further the search for a treatment or cure for A-T through working with other like-minded organisations that may have overlapping aims or objectives to our own. We have significantly increased the amount of research taking place in our short history, but there is only […]

Running for Research

Alison Green tells us in her own words why she has decided to join the Action for A-T Virgin Money London Marathon team. Although I have completed marathons in the past, they have always been a challenge following a ski accident where I fractured  my pelvis. There has been the physical tiredness, the mental capacity […]

Development of CRISPR/Cas Genome Editing as a Treatment for Ataxia Telangiectasia

Research Project information Principal researcher: Professor Rafael Yáñez-Muñoz Institute: Royal Holloway, University of London Cost: £240,000 over 28 months Start Date: 7th November 2017 (Extension to October 31st 2020 granted in February 2020) What are the researchers proposing to do? Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) is caused by mutations in the ATM gene and more than 600 different mutations have […]

Our Story

Our wonderful daughter was recently diagnosed with A-T at just 21 months old. We didn’t think that anything was wrong before she was about 14 months. Then we noticed that her back and head seemed more unstable than normal. Initially, she started some physical exercise as we hoped that this type of training would help with the unsteadiness. […]

Wasps Legends Foundation to support Action for A-T in 2018

Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps men and women, amateur and professional, announced at their annual Long Lunch that one of their charity partners for 2018 will be Action for A-T. Each year, Wasps Legends come together for a charity lunch, to raise money for the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation. This […]

BCA raise record funds for A-T research

On 14 September, a team of amateur and fun riders from BCA and the wider motor industry gathered at BCA Blackbushe, before embarking on a 400km ride to Paris with the goal of raising funds and awareness for Action for A-T. Forty-five riders took part in the BCA Paris Challenge in total, along with support […]

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 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 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 at […]