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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. 

This is two-year-old Ilin, from Syria, in Kara Tepe camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. As little as a fiver could buy children like her a coat to keep them warm through the bitter winter.

A cheeky pint vs a coat that could save a life

Posted in Blogs 3 years 3 months ago

Like so many others, one of my new year’s resolutions is to do dry January. Today, new recommendations on reduced alcohol consumption will no doubt encourage more people to drink less. One of our supporters has set himself a sponsorship challenge to go six months without a drop of alcohol, which got me thinking: what could I do to make dry January a really positive experience? 

Girls at Makhnda U17 football club enjoy the game in South Africa

The World Cup 2018 kicks off on June 14th and football fever has now reached boiling point. All around the world, fans are gearing up for World Cup screenings, sweepstakes and generally having a football focused good time.This is a great fundraising opportunity! To show how you can get into the fundraising football spirit we've put together some World Cup-themed fundraising ideas to spark your imagination and help you hit and exceed your target.

Girls play outside their home with toys donated by an ActionAid supporter in Shingiro District, Rwanda

At ActionAid, we’re blown away every day by the generosity of our supporters. And at this time of great change and upheaval, when the world can seem polarised, individual acts of kindness and generosity are especially welcome.

Thank you for supporting our work in 2016.

Watch our video of 2016 highlights

Posted in Blogs 2 years 4 months ago

2016 has been an incredibly eventful year on the world stage. But with your steadfast support, together we’ve achieved thousands of everyday victories in this time of change. Take a look at our video to see what we’ve achieved together this year.