Hackney Half Marathon

Hackney Half Marathon

A half marathon through the vibrant streets of East London.

Why run for ActionAid?

Harriet, from Kampala, Uganda, received support from an ActionAid women's shelter after surviving years of domestic violence. This included training in how to make reusable sanitary pads.

With this training, Harriet started her own business and became a national trainer, teaching more than 22,000 girls across Uganda how to make their own reusable sanitary pads.

Many girls in Uganda don't have access to safe, hygenic sanitary products which can cause them to miss multiple days of school which can have a negative impact on their future. 

Your fundraising can enable more women, just like Harriet, to make powerful changes within their communities.  

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Harriet, from Uganda, trains girls in how to make their own reusable sanitary pads.


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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.

Top image: Runner smiles as she takes on Hackney Half Marathon 2022

Page updated 12 January 2024