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Jodie Whittaker tells us how her her sponsorship is helping Sakina in Afghanistan

Why I sponsor a child in Afghanistan

Posted in Blogs 4 years 6 months ago

Actress and ActionAid Ambassador, Jodie Whittaker, currently best known for her role in the popular TV series Broadchurch, sponsors a little girl called Sakina in Afghanistan. Watch the video below to listen to Jodie telling us why she sponsors a child with ActionAid and read more about how you can help children affected by conflict.

A Christmas message from Sister Sledge

A Christmas message from Sister Sledge

Posted in Blogs 4 years 6 months ago

Sisters Debbie, Joni and Kim from 70s girl group Sister Sledge, best known for 'We are family', talk about what Christmas means to them. Watch the video below to listen to their Christmas message and find out how you can give a child a future.

Richard Herring in his school days

British comedian, writer and podcaster, Richard Herring, shares his take on the best things about childhood and Christmas. Read this exclusive Q & A below and find out how you can help give a future to a child living in poverty.

Elisa (third from the left) with her mother and four of her ten siblings outside their home in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, it will not have escaped you that the Christmas season is upon us. The big retailers are ringing the bells to say “it’s here, it’s launched”. John Lewis, as part of its annual tear-fest, has given us Monty the Penguin. M&S has Christmas fairies spreading festive kindness far and wide. Sainsbury's has pulled out the big guns for their First World War truce. No doubt there are more ads to come.But what is it about these ads that captures our attention and makes them so heart-warming that people up and down the country find themselves wiping away a tear?