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Penny Alexander and her blogger friends throw a Faux Ho Ho.

Top bloggers throw a Faux Ho Ho

Posted in Blogs 3 years 8 months ago

We’re thrilled that award-winning blogger Penny Alexander hosted an incredible Faux Ho Ho last week, inviting lots of fellow bloggers round to her home in Nottingham to share some delicious food, drink and Christmas spirit. Just try to get to the bottom of her blog post without craving a mince pie….

Two-year-old Reihaneh and her mum in ActionAid's mother and baby centre, Lesvos

Can you imagine breastfeeding on a pile of rubbish, surrounded by hundreds of men you’ve never met? Or trying to keep your baby clean, when you only have dirty nappies and no clean water? These are experiences faced daily by refugee mothers arriving on the Greek island of Lesvos, where ActionAid is running special mother and baby centres.

Mark plays the drums on a trip to see how our work is helping change lives in Senegal

Award-winning English comedian and ActionAid supporter, Mark Watson, shares his reflections on childhood, the best and worst things about Christmas, and how becoming a father spurred him to sponsor a child with ActionAid. 

Jenny Collier as a child (with the fringe she regrets)

Originally from the Welsh mountains but based in the Big Smoke since 2010, up-and-coming stand-up comedian Jenny Collier fills us in on what she couldn't live without as a child and what she thought the future would look like.

Maxine Peake as a (rather adorable) child

Maxine Peake is a stage, film and television actress, best-known for iconic shows such as Shameless and Dinnerladies, and most recently The Village. But that wasn't the plan when she was little! In this one-off interview she tells us what she wanted to be when she was grown-up, and why sometimes our dreams about the future don’t turn out how we imagine.

Zakia, 7, sits with her family in their dark, one-room mud house in Bamyan province, Afghanistan

Lorenzo Tugnoli is a documentary photographer based in Kabul, Afghanistan, who takes photographs for ActionAid. His work has been published by The New York Times, Le Monde and Time Magazine, to name a few, and he has just published The Little Book of Kabul, on the city's artistic scene.Read our interview with Lorenzo below and find out why this photo of Zakia is one of his favourites, and how you can help give children like Zakia a better future.