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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 3 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.

17-year-old Nan San Nwe Win holding a goat near her village in Myanmar

Father’s Day: the alternative gift guide

Posted in Blogs 2 years 9 months ago

I’ve always struggled with what present to get my dad for Father’s Day (Sunday 19th June, for those of you that need reminding). It arrives just a couple of months after his birthday so by the time Father’s Day comes around I’m usually out of interesting gift ideas.

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.

Alan meets Carla, the nine-year-old girl he sponsors in Mozambique.

I sponsor a nine-year-old girl called Carla in Mozambique and I have always hoped that one day I might get to meet her. When I heard about ActionAid’s First Hand Experience volunteering project, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity. I signed up and ActionAid said they could arrange for me to visit Carla. I was over the moon.

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!