Big Me | ActionAid UK

    Raise aspirations with Big Me!

    16-20 October 2017

    If you’re looking for simple school fundraising ideas, we’ve got something you’ll love. 

    ActionAid’s Big Me week is an opportunity to raise your pupil’s aspirations and teach them about other children’s lives around the world.

    Simply pick a day between 16-20 Oct 2017, ask your students to dress as their dream job, and use our free resources to open minds whilst raising money to change lives.  

    You'll be able to sign up from 22 May 2017. To register your interest, or for more information, please email 

    See photos from last year's Big Me day!

    Email us to register your interest 

    Children at Hague Primary School dressing up and dreaming big for Big Me 2016

    How it works

    Sign up today

    Sign up from 22nd May


    We’ll send you everything you need for a magical trip to the future

    Super hero

    Dress up and raise aspirations


    Send in your money and change children’s lives, for good


    Why does ActionAid exist?

    Millions of children in countries all around the world live in poverty. And more than one billion people, mostly women and girls, lack a basic education – that means often they don’t get the chance to go to school and they never learn to read and write.

    At ActionAid we think that every child has the right to food, shelter, basic healthcare and free, quality education, wherever they live in the world.

    • 1.2 billion people have to survive 
on less than £1 a day

    • 750 million people don't have clean drinking water

    • 57 million children aged 5 - 11 years old do not go to school

    • 68 million children have to go to school hungry

    What could your money provide?

    Jerry can

    £15 could provide a Jerry can so families can collect water

    Solar lantern

    £50 could provide solar lanterns so children can do their homework


    £174 could provide a donkey so families can go to the market


    £411 could train a midwife so babies can be born safely