Go the Distance

Walk, run, cycle or swim to support women and girls living in poverty.

Three steps to Go the Distance

  • 1

    Complete the short registration form above and set up your online fundraising page on JustGiving 

  • 2

    Complete the distance you pledged to walk, run, cycle or swim. You can do this in one go or spread the miles over the month!

  • 3

    Bask in the glory of your achievement and receive your 'Go the Distance' virtual medal. If you raise over £150 you will also receive a free ActionAid running or cycling jersey!

    ActionAid jersey

Where your sponsorship money goes

Go the Distance to help women and girls living in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world.

In Somaliland, devastating droughts forced sisters 15-year-old Hibaq (right) and 19-year-old Nimco (left) to make the perilous journey to a camp for displaced people.

Before the drought, Hibaq and Nimco's family owned a lot of livestock and had never experienced hunger. However, when the drought became serious and their animals started dying, they had no choice but to leave their home. 

Their camp is overcrowded with no access to proper toilets, no space for washing, and limited access to clean water. This leads to risk of infection, especially when Hibaq and Nimco have their periods.

As Covid-19 spreads to the world's poorest countries, displaced communities are put even more at risk. Many are unable to afford food and other supplies, and overcrowding makes self-isolation near impossible. ActionAid has been working in displacement camps to distribute hygiene kits for women and girls, containing essentials like santiary pads and soap, and provide cash transfers to vulnerable families. Your sponsorship could help support girls like Hibaq and Nimco. 

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Contact us

If you have any questions or need support with your fundraising, please get in touch. Email events@actionaid.org or call 01460 238 000.

Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar/ActionAid; ActionAid

Page updated 18 November 2020