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The Great Get Together - 16-18 June

In her first speech to Parliament, MP Jo Cox said: “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.” Inspired by those words, and in tribute to Jo – a year on from her death – we’re joining hundreds of organisations to host The Great Get Together this weekend.

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.

Children's author Giles Paley-Phillips gets a massive cheer from the crowd as he runs the London Marathon for ActionAid.

Children's author, guitarist, Lego enthusiast, ActionAid ambassador, runner - is there anything Giles Paley-Phillips can't do? Giles recently took on the Virgin London Marathon for ActionAid - and now he's back for more, signing up for our Royal Parks Half Marathon team. He talks to us about his love of running and why you should get involved in Royal Parks challenge this October!

The "Tuff Avengers" team take part in Tough Mudder for ActionAid.

Tackle Blue Monday head on!

Posted in Blogs 3 years 7 months ago

Today is Blue Monday - the day "scientifically" calculated as the most depressing day of the year, when you're still suffering from the post-Christmas slump, and you realise you've already failed to keep up all those positive New Year's resolutions. But fear not! We all know that exercise is a great way of boosting those endorphins, helping your body and your mind to feel great. So if you need a little extra #MondayMotivation today, then we have just the challenge for you: Tough Mudder. 

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….

Teresa passing the ActionAid cheering point during the London Marathon 2015

In 2015 I ran the London Marathon for ActionAid - it was a life’s ambition, something I’ve wanted to do since the very first London Marathon 35 years ago. And I wasn’t let down.