Take part in ActionAid's 137 Challenge

The 137 Challenge

Take part in our 31 day fitness challenge!

Three steps to The 137 Challenge

  • 1

    Complete the short registration form above and set up your online fundraising page on JustGiving 

  • 2

    Choose between doing 137 sit-ups, squats, or step-ups per day for one month. You can either complete your repetitions all in one go, or split into sets throughout the day.  

  • 3

    Share your JustGiving page far and wide, asking friends and family to sponsor you. You’ll receive a free ActionAid t-shirt when you raise over £137.

How your sponsorship helps

Meet Wangu. Wangu is the founder of the Wangu Kanja Foundation, which supports survivors of sexual abuse and works to prevent gender-based violence in Kenya. In 2002, Wangu was car-jacked and sexually assaulted in Nairobi. When she reported the assault, she wasn’t taken seriously by police and her attackers were never brought to justice.

Wangu decided to stand up and use her experience to help other women. In 2005 she founded The Wangu Kanja Foundation, a partner of ActionAid, which helps survivors of violence access proper medical support, counselling and legal advice. The Wangu Kanja Foundation works with a team of volunteers and runs a free SMS service in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, by which people in Mukuru, and across Kenya, can report cases of violence against them. Survivors are then helped to access essential services, such as fair treatment from the police, medical attention and legal assistance.

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Wangu, from Kenya, founded The Wangu Kanja Foundation, a partner of ActionAid, which helps survivors or sexual violence access medical, psychological and legal support.

Karin Schermbrucker/ActionAid



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Thank you so much for your incredible support – you are changing lives, for good.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or need support with your fundraising, please get in touch. Email events@actionaid.org or call 01460 238 000.

ActionAid / ActionAid staff take on The 137 Challenge 2023

Page updated 21 November 2023