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Watch Jodie Whittaker, Hugh Dennis, Steven Caulker, Eno Williams and  Kelly Convey share their school memories

As children in the UK settle back into the new school term, we've launched a film featuring actor Jodie Whittaker, comedian and actor Hugh Dennis, footballer Steven Caulker, singer Eno Williams of Ibibio Sound Machine and comedian Kelly Convey. Here they share their fondest school memories as part of our back to school appeal, calling on the public to give children living in some of the poorest countries the chance to go to school through child sponsorship.

Celebrities Emily Watson, Tanya Burr and Emilia Fox are among those supporting ActionAid's commitment to fighting for the rights of women like Nadite in Kenya, Kanchhi Maya in Nepal and Mwaka Ali Haji in Zanzibar

On the eve of International Women’s Day, celebrities Emilia Fox, Emily Watson, Lucy Rose, Charlie Webster, Tanya Burr, Frances Barber, Sophie Cookson, and Gabriella Wilde are starring in our new film to support ActionAid's ongoing commitment and support for women’s rights. 

Steven gets a rapturous welcome from the children in Lal Gberay village in Sierra Leone, where he's helped to fund a school

You might know Steven Caulker as a talented Premier League footballer who plays for Queen's Park Rangers, as well as for his appearance in the England national team. But he's also just returned from an emotional trip with ActionAid to Sierra Leone, his grandfather’s homeland. It's always been Steven's dream to go and visit this west African country. Here Steven shares his experiences about the people he met in Sierra Leone: from the Ebola survivor who lost eight members of her family to the disease, to the children who are hungry for an education at the primary school Steven helped to fund, and the fearless women who are working hard to provide a better future for themselves and the next generation.

Adele Parks is supporting our Christmas appeal supporting homeless children around the world.

You may know and love her as the bestselling author of heartwarming, witty novels about family, relationships and romance. Here in this exclusive interview Adele Parks shares her thoughts on the importance of being kinder to one other, especially at this time of year, to improve the state of the world we live in.

Melanie C as a girl with her mum and her brother at Christmas.

Singer, songwriter, actress and former Spice Girl Melanie C has had an amazing career spanning two decades. With the Spice Girls she toured the world and sold over 100 million records, and as a solo artist, a further 12 million. Melanie spoke to us exclusively about Christmas and her hopes for 2016.

Swimming superstar Ellie Simmonds OBE tells us about what she’s looking forward to most this Christmas.

Four-time Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds OBE currently holds an impressive ten world records. She won her first Paralympic medal aged just 13 and received an MBE at 14! We think she's pretty awesome and a fantastic role model for children the world over. We're thrilled that she's supporting our Christmas appeal to help protect vulnerable homeless children around the world.