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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.

Seven-year-old sponsored child Su Wai Soe holding a drawing for her sponsor in front of her school in Myanmar

What does child sponsorship mean to you?

Posted in Blogs 2 years 8 months ago

ActionAid child sponsorship is a lifeline to communities we support around the world. To celebrate the generosity and commitment of our supporters, we asked some of our sponsors and local staff what child sponsorship means to them. Their responses were pretty amazing, and just go to show how sponsorship is one of the loveliest ways to enter into the spirit of giving and make a difference this Christmas.

Eight-year-old twins Samir and Samira live in Mare slum in Rio de Janeiro.

Sport changing lives in Brazil

Posted in Blogs 3 years 2 weeks ago

The global spotlight shone on Rio de Janeiro in Brazil this time last year, where the Olympic and Paralympic Games took over the city. Thousands are descending on this famous city to watch the world's most talented athletes compete for gold. But for sport-mad kids growing up in the poorest parts of Rio, playing their favourite games can be a struggle. Find out how your RideLondon sponsorship can change the lives of kids growing up in Rio de Janeiro.

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. 

Meeting a girl from the local Marracuene community during my time in Mozambique.

In October 2015 I volunteered with ActionAid on a First Hand Experience in Mozambique. The project was simple. On the grounds of a local hospital, and working alongside local people, we helped build a centre for victims of violence that would offer legal, health, police and support services. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.