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A future doctor and a future chef dress up for Big Me!

Big Me week - running from 8-12 October - is ActionAid's easy fundraising day for primary schools. Children dream big, dress up as what they want to be when they grow up and raise money to change lives.I'm a teacher at Mora Primary School in London and we took part in Big Me early to test it out. We had a fun-filled day learning about each other's dreams and children's lives around the world. Here's three great reasons to take part in Big Me.

#GivingTuesday is the perfect day for people in the UK to help change lives for good

Five reasons to give on #GivingTuesday

Posted in Blogs 2 years 9 months ago

If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree that Tuesdays are often the worst day of the week. You’ve already filled all your colleagues in on your juicy gossip from last weekend, and next weekend is too far away to even think about. But this Tuesday is different. This week it’s #GivingTuesday; the day created to encourage people to do something good for a great cause. In 2015, £6,000 per minute was raised for charities in the UK, breaking the world record for the most amount of money donated online in 24 hours.

Charlie Webster celebrates inspiring women with us at Tea and Inspiration.

TV presenter and ActionAid supporter Charlie Webster spoke about women's rights, a subject very close to her heart, at an ActionAid Tea and Inspiration party recently. Afterwards, we took a moment to find out what inspires her and why she thinks fundraising for women and girls around the world is so important.

Ellie waves to the crowd as she runs the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

At ActionAid, we’re lucky enough to work with some of the most inspiring and incredible women. When people fundraise for us, the money they raise means that we can work alongside even more women, to change their lives for good. Three of our runners in last year’s Royal Parks Half Marathon, Ellie, Lisa and Claire, explain why they loved running for ActionAid – and how knowing the difference their sponsorship would make for women across the world kept them going, even at the toughest moments!

Caroline and David from our amazing RideLondon team celebrate their success!

Cycling is booming in the UK, with millions of people enjoying the freedom, fresh air and endorphins of being on a bike. And whether you’re an avid cyclist with all the gear, or your bike's in the shed and could do with dusting down, if you love cycling RideLondon will be the ride of your life! Check out our top five reasons why you should saddle up with ActionAid this July and get involved in this world-class event. 

Refugees arrive on Lesvos, soaking wet and cold from their dangerous journey across the sea.

At night, temperatures on the Greek island of Lesvos are falling to single digits. Refugee families are enduring winter temperatures in thin tents or temporary shelters, quickly constructed out of tarpaulin sheets and poles. Pregnant women and tiny babies are amongst the most vulnerable. They have survived long and dangerous journeys to get to Lesvos, but they are still struggling to keep warm this winter.