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Halimoon (left) and Jharna (right) are two young girls growing up in Bangladesh.

In the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, two young girls are growing up. They share the same surroundings, and the same dreams, but their lives couldn’t be more different. While one girl dresses her baby brother, the other puts on her school uniform. While one girl looks for litter on the streets to sell, the other learns English and maths. And while one girl is scared of the boys who shout at her on the street, the other plays with her friends in safety. I’d like to tell you the story of Halimoon and Jharna, and how you can transform a girl’s life through child sponsorship this Christmas. 

Emma Thompson and Alesha Dixon star in new film for ActionAid

Today, ActionAid launches Dear Sisters, a short film featuring Emma Thompson, Wunmi Mosaku, Jodie Whittaker, Alesha Dixon, Anjli Mohindra, Anna Maxwell Martin, Erin Doherty, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Mandip Gill and Sorcha Groundsell to support our Home Shouldn’t Hurt Christmas appeal. 

Five Santas celebrate at the finish line of the Santa Run, raising money for ActionAid in London's Victoria Park

This Christmas, you can change lives by holding a fundraiser for ActionAid! Whether it's a sweepstake in the office, gift-wrapping at home, or a cake sale at school, you'll be sure to spread the Christmas cheer. Here are seven reasons to raise money and change lives, for good.

Giles Paley-Phillips and his two sons share a giggle.

Award-winning children's author Giles Paley-Phillips shares what means the most to him at Christmas - and why a new dustbin will most definitely not be on his wishlist.

ActionAiders having their very own Faux-Ho-Ho Christmas feast

We wish it could be Christmas every day...

Posted in Blogs 3 years 4 months ago

And now it can! We're asking you to get your friends and family together for an early Christmas Feast - call it a Faux-Ho-Ho perhaps - to raise money for ActionAid this Christmas.To help warm up your Christmas spirit, here's twelve things we love about Christmas which we think will help make your Faux-Ho-Ho a Christmas cracker.

Gaby Roslin describes her feelings about Christmas, and why she supports our Christmas appeal.

Presenter Gaby Roslin talks to ActionAid about what keeps her feeling happy and safe. Gaby is supporting ActionAid’s Christmas appeal to help protect homeless children around the world whose lives have been devastated by war, natural disasters and the terrible effects of climate change.