Milton Keynes Marathon | ActionAid UK

Milton Keynes Marathon

How your money helps

Mitu was abandoned by her parents when she was three years old. Since the age of 10, she has been living in the ActionAid Happy Homes centre, which provides safe accommodation for girls who would otherwise be living on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Many girls who come to the centre have been victims of exploitation, suffering physical, mental and sexual abuse whilst living on the streets. We give them free healthcare and counselling, and provide education and vocational training so in the future they can earn a living.

Mitu now regularly gets top marks in her school exams and has won awards for her painting and drawing.

Run with a charity place

Mitu, aged 13, from Bangladesh.

G.M.B. Akash/Panos/ActionAid

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.

Page updated 25 November 2020