Sparks N.I. is the Sporting Partners
Committee of Action Research in Northern
Ireland. Action Research is dedicated to preventing and treating disease and disability by
funding vital medical research.
Our aim is to raise funds for vital medical research to prevent disease and
disability, especially for children, through sport and sporting events.
Take a look at our forthcoming events page to see what you
might like to
take part in.
Each year, Action Research spends over £4 million on supporting cutting edge medical
research and researchers. We can only do so thanks to the generosity and untiring support
of individuals, companies and charitable bodies across the British Isles. Will you help Action Research
continue its work in pushing back the frontiers of science and medicine?
Grants awarded in Northern Ireland since 1981 include
1981 Congenital dislocation of the hip £25,000
1983 Congenital dislocation of the hip £24,338
1984 Down's syndrome £44,548
1987 Inherited Bone disease £38,673
1992 Respiratory distress syndrome in the newborn £91,729
1998 Chronic lung disease £49,170
1998 Drugs used to treat sick children £98,920
1998 Bone fracture healing £44,227
Funds are raised in a variety of methods, from
Boxing Day swims to golf competitions and from sporting lunches to ski days.
Participants of the 1998 Swim
Copyright of the Newsletter.
For over 40 years SparksN.I. has been fighting disease. In
response to the Polio epidemic one of the 1st major grants was to Professor Dick at Queens
University, Belfast, to set up the first virus laboratory.
Our committee is made up of sportsmen and women who are dedicated to the cause of raising
money to give the most able scientists the best chance of success.
Tens of thousands of pounds are raised by SparksN.I. each year and distributed to research
projects, but much more is needed to be done, therefore if you can help please contact
48 Queens Parade,
Tele/Fax 0l247 469752
Link to UK Web Site