In June I blogged about Enough Food IF with Action Aid UK, a campaign that raised awareness about global hunger and food issues. A campaign that led to land grabs being put on the G8 agenda for the first time ever and the UK government finally delivering on their promise to spend 0.7% of national income on Aid, which was a brilliant result.

I've always tried to do what I can to support various charities, and have always had such admiration for the work that Action Aid do. When I got an email telling me about their latest campaign, REBUILD, I had to do all I could to help. Action Aid have over 2,200 children in the most war affected African countries waiting for sponsorship. Sponsoring a child costs less than £4 a week, and helps provide life saving medicines, water, education and a safer home for them - all things they deserve. Sponsoring a child can also give them something else they deserve - a happy, innocent childhood. Over 10 million children have experienced and been psychologically damaged by war in the last 10 years alone, and sponsorship supports both the child and their community through and after such trauma. 

Action Aid suggested that I blog about childhood memories. I thought of princess dresses and leaving food out for hedgehogs, horse riding and enjoying time with generations of my family. And just being happy. 

I just can't even imagine what it feels like to only remember war and its effects - as so many children in so many countries do.

Action Aid's Leslie Sinoway and comedy actress Sarah Alexander visited Sierra Leone, where half a million people died in a civil war and more than half the population have had to move from their homes. You can read about their trip here. They saw a country 11 years post conflict still suffering because of it and in desperate need of help through sponsorship. Leslie and Sarah saw the devastating effect the war has had on the children and people of Sierra Leone but they also saw the change that sponsorship can make. It's not just the 2,200+ African children who are waiting for sponsorship. There are over 1,000 children in Afghanistan waiting, more in Syria, and thousands more across the world. I'm going to leave you with this photo of Sarah Alexander visiting a community in Sierra Leone, and a plea, that if you can spare less than £4 a week, click here and sponsor a child

Photo credit - Action Aid UK

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