Martha is the host of BBC Radio 4’s lunchtime news programme World at One.  More recently she has turned her hand to television, and as a passionate bee keeper she presented the BBC Four series’ The Wonder of Bees, and explored her Irish heritage on Great Irish Journeys with Martha Kearney.

Martha first became involved with Action for Children in 2008 when she suggested that we become one of the charities to benefit from the Ultimate News Quiz event, which she co-founded with husband Chris Shaw and Baroness Anne Jenkin.  The Ultimate News Quiz is a firm fixture in the media industries annual calendar, and to date has raised over £500,000 to support the benefiting charities.

"I am very happy to support the extremely important work which is carried out by Action for Children for some of our most vulnerable youngsters. As well as raising funds, our Ultimate News Quiz is a good way of highlighting the charity’s role amongst leading broadcasters."

Martha Kearney

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