Entries by Sean Kelly

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Investigating the potential of targeting resident neural stem cells in Ataxia Telangiectasia

Research Project Information Principal researchers: Professor Paul Wong Institute: MD Anderson Cancer Centre, University of Texas, USA Project completion date: December 2013 Project Overview Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) is caused by faults in a gene called ATM (Ataxia-Telangiectasia Mutated). Similar to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, some of the most destructive symptoms are due to the death of nerve cells (neurons) […]

Linking Neurodegeneration to Protein Turnover in Ataxia Telangiectasia

Research Project Information Principal researchers: Professor Shyamal Desai Institute: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre, United States of America Grant awarded: Funded in partnership with the A-T Children’s Project Project completion date: July 2013 Project Overview Nerve cells (neurons) within the brain of Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) patients are defective in repairing damaged DNA. Consequently, A-T […]