Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Run the 2021 London Marathon for ActionAid

How your sponsorship helps

Mary is a nurse from northern Ghana where she helps deliver babies. Growing up, Mary's family could not afford to pay for her to take her school exams. Thankfully, Mary's father managed to secure a small loan through an ActionAid funded women's group, giving Mary the opportunity to undertake her exams and pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.

Mary's skills in her local community are essential, where health care facilities are basic. She now attends talks in her village, arranged by ActionAid, and inspires local girls telling them "If I was able to make it, you can also make it."

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Ruth McDowall/ActionAid

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


Kathleen Prior/ActionAid.

Page updated 7 June 2021