We are looking for new Trustees – can you help our charity to tackle drug resistant infections?

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

Imagine a world without antibiotics when even a simple scratch could kill. Where even minor surgery could lead to an untreatable infection. Constantly worrying about picking up any bacterial infection. Every day in the United Kingdom around 30 people will die from an antibiotic resistant infection. Many more each day must take potent antibiotics. In 2019 around 1.5 million  people …

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5K May: Raise money to help us tackle antibiotic resistance

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The viral 5k May challenge is back! Throughout the month of May we challenge you to move 5 kilometres for charity! Run, roll, walk, cycle or even swim, just get moving! You can do your 5k anywhere, anytime with anyone. It’s about getting out and feeling good while you’re doing it, all whilst giving back to charity. Donate here! Antibiotic …

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Running events finally back on track

Gemma King ANTRUK announcements, Get involved, Sporting events

Antibiotic Research UK is thrilled to announce that charity running events are returning in the summer of 2021. Running events – charity places Our running-enthusiast supporters can put their best foot forward at the Virgin Money London Marathon and the Vitality Big Half. We have a limited number of charity places for these events, so register your interest quickly if …

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Last chance to build a ‘bio baddie’ for British Science Week!

Gemma King Donate, Get involved

There is still time! Join us to celebrate British Science Week by designing your own ‘bacterial bad guy’ this weekend. Bio Baddie competition Just grab your art materials (any medium you like) and get designing! Create an artistic impression of what an antibiotic-resistant bacterium might look like. Find out how to enter and submit your image. But hurry, British Science …

Please help us to plan our next five year’s strategy

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

It is now just over five years since our charity was formed to tackle the major public health problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance. Since that time, we have grown as a charity and have accomplished a great deal in our three focussed activities of research, education and patient support. Making sure we are doing what you want us to do …

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Take action against antibiotic resistance now to avoid a pandemic worse than COVID-19

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved, Learn more

We have been working with the pharma giant Pfizer, co-producers of the first vaccine against COVID-19 to help avoid a future pandemic of bacterial antibiotic resistance. Professor Colin Garner (Chief Executive) and Professor Christine Bond (Trustee and Education Committee Chair – Emeritus Professor, University of Aberdeen) were members of an AMR Taskforce charged with defining how individuals can make a …

Tell your MP you care about antibiotic resistance

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved, Parliament

The elected MP for your area is in place to represent you and to make sure the issues you care about are raised at the highest level possible in Government. Find out how to write a short, persuasive letter and send it to your MP to explain why antibiotic-resistant infections are an issue worthy of their attention. Find out who …

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The Great University Science Quiz

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Antibiotic Research UK are thrilled to announce a brand-new fundraising event this November for students: The Great University Science Quiz! The quiz is the charity’s first step in formal engagement with  undergraduates in UK universities and teaching institutes to establishing undergraduate UK AMR Societies. By tomorrow’s professionals learning more about antibiotic resistance and how it threatens modern medicine, we hope …

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Fundraising Admin Assistant Vacancy

Alison Staples ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

Antibiotic Research UK are excited to bring a new fundraising administrator assistant into our team. Please take the time to read through the job specification and get in touch if you think you’re the best person for the role. Job Title: Fundraising Admin Assistant Responsible to: Head of Fundraising Location: Home based (freelance position) Hours Per Week: 6 days per …

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Trustee Board Chair position needs filling

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

If you are interested in helping a small but growing charity fighting to save modern medicine, then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for a Trustee Board Chair to take over from our current interim Chair, Nick Stalbow. We are the world’s first charity dedicated to tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance. Unless we act now, resistance could …

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I was pleased to hear on the BBC News this morning (2 April 2020) that the government is reaching out to smaller organisations to help in the UK COVID-19 testing programme. One of the labs asked to get involved was the Francis Crick Institute in London. The director, Sir Paul Nurse, likened the approach required to launching multiple small boats …

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Happy Chinese New Year! Fill your diary with exciting Antibiotic Research UK events

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

As we enter our sixth year no matter where you are in the UK, I am sure you will be interested in some of the exciting events that we are involved with in 2020. These exciting events will help us to fight the scourge of superbugs and raise more awareness of the dangers of antibiotic resistance. Below are some of …

Announcing exciting news of a partnership between Antibiotic Research UK and MGP Ltd working together to overcome antibiotic resistance

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

  We are excited to announce that Antibiotic Research UK, the world’s first charity tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance has been chosen by MGP Ltd, the UK’s leading publisher of multichannel content and educational projects around clinical guidance, to be MGP’s partner charity for their 25th anniversary celebrations. We are partnering with MGP Ltd as they, like us, believe antibiotic resistance …

ANTRUK Cycle Team Raise £000’s in Prudential Ride London 100

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

Our Magnificent Seven consisting of Benedict (Ben) McKenna, Thomas Hunter, Peter Sandle, Henrik Ahren, Nicholas Chesney, Julian Ball and Alex Godfrey cycled 700 miles between them in the Prudential Ride London 100 to raise cash to fund research into finding a cure for antibiotic resistant infections. Take a bow, chaps – you have saved lives – thank you so much. As of today …

Meet Our New Fundraisers Claire and Jayne – Helping to Fight Antibiotic Resistance in London and the South East

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

ANTRUK is a national charity tackling antibiotic resistance and we want to have all parts of the UK involved. After all we are Antibiotic Research UK. Up until now our fundraisers have been located in the North of England but no longer. We are delighted to welcome our two new regional fundraisers in the South East. Identified after an exhaustive …

Calling all walkers – walk the Yorkshire Wolds Way to fight superbugs on Saturday 18 May 2019

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

Never hiked in God’s own country or perhaps you live there already. If so you might be interested in a fantastic new fundraising event that one of our volunteers is running. The Yorkshire Wolds Way is generally accepted to form England’s last undiscovered landscape being the crescent of chalk hills which ripple north from the Humber to terminate dramatically at …

2019 Events Calendar

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Donate, Get involved

We have some great fundraising events coming up in 2019. This list is being constantly updated so keep an eye out for an event near you. 24 March 2019 – London Landmarks Half Marathon. We still have places to run this event which takes you round some of the most iconic sites in London. The race starts on Pall Mall, finishes by Downing …

South East of England Based Freelance Part Time Regional Fundraisers – 2 Positions

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

We are looking for two home-based South East Freelance Regional Fundraisers who will need to  be able to frequently travel around London & SE England. Five days per month for each position at up to £250 per day plus reasonable travel and other expenses. Six month contract period in the first instance, renewable on satisfactory performance and subject to one …

We are seeking a new Chair of Trustees – Applications now closed

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

A fantastic opportunity to join a new, rapidly expanding charity dealing with a problem of global significance has arisen. Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK), the world’s first charity tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance is seeking a new Chair of the Trustees to succeed the current chair who will be retiring in Autumn 2019. Antibiotic resistance, where infectious bacteria become resistant to antibiotics …

2018 Great British Tea Party was our best ever – carry on baking and beat superbugs

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Donate, Get involved

So its nearly all over for 2018, our annual Great British Tea Party held during World Antibiotic Awareness Week (12 – 18 October 2018). Tea Party’s were held up and down the country to raise money for our charity and equally importantly to increase awareness about antibiotic resistance. Our Patron, the Archbishop of York, couldn’t unfortunately attend any of the …