What’s it like being part of our campaign network?
“I became a child sponsor for ActionAid in 1982 when I was bringing up my own three children. I worked as a nutritionist which made me even more aware of the plight of mothers unable to feed their children properly, and wanted to help just a little. I increased my support by becoming a community campaigner in 2011.
“I’ve built up a good rapport with my local MP. She doesn’t always vote the way I would like but I feel I am winning her over gradually. I have learnt such a lot about the causes of poverty, and about how the political system works. For all the seriousness of the issues we have a lot of fun on the way too.” – Mary Cannon