February Guest Campaign 



Here at MNHQ, we think it makes sense to use the not-inconsiderable might of the Mumsnet collective for the greater good. That's why we regularly exchange links and public support with charities and pressure groups in areas Mumsnetters are interested in, such as special needs provision, child poverty, childcare, parenting, breastfeeding, maternity care and relationship support.

Every month, we highlight as many as 8 Guest Campaigns by charities or not-for-profit organisations. You can read all about our February 2016 Guest Campaigns below.

Nursery Rhymes Inc. has got you covered. Parents told St John Ambulance that their baby not breathing is the first aid emergency they fear the most. Knowing that parents find the thought of giving their baby CPR frightening the charity has removed the fear factor and made it as easy as possible to learn. St John Ambulance created a short video featuring the stars of Nursery Rhymes Inc. that shows how to give baby CPR in a reassuring unforgettable way. St John Ambulance hope everyone will share the video so that all parents, grandparents, and carers know how to help a baby that's stopped breathing.


British Heart Foundation

Is it time for a DECHOX? The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is asking the nation to challenge themselves to give up chocolate for March, get sponsored and raise money for life saving research. 

Any sort of cocoa is a no-no, which means chocolate sweets, treats, biscuits, ice cream, cake - and even the chocolate sprinkles on your cappuccino - are off limits during March. 

Whether you're an undercover chocolate eater, a crafty nibbler or a full-on midnight fridge raider, now's the time to dump the chunk and give chocolate the finger! 


Barnardo's


A dramatic rise in sexually exploited children being supported by Barnardo's has forced the charity to launch an urgent appeal for £500,000.

In the last five years they've seen a 169 per cent increase across the UK in the number of young victims using our expert services. In 2014-2015 they worked with 3,200 vulnerable children.

Although they offer more help for sexually exploited children than anyone else in 59 locations, it is not enough.
Their services are stretched and they need more workers to cope with the surge of children as young as 10 who are referred to them for help.



Save the Children


Many of England's children are starting school without the vital skills they need to learn and succeed in life - so Save the Children and the Read On. Get On. campaign are calling for the Government to invest in England's nurseries.  

Good quality nurseries give children the best start in life. They stop the poorest children from falling behind - meaning the difference between good qualifications and a well-paid job, or struggling for the rest of their lives. 

Save the Children and the Read On. Get On. campaign want to show the government that the public wants investment in little brains, so children can have a brighter future. 

Every year on World Book Day, thousands of children dress up as their favourite book characters to raise money for Book Aid International, so that they can send brand new books to libraries in Africa. And Book Aid International make it easy for you! They have 18 step-by-step dress up sheets of popular characters that are free to download and easy to follow. 

For every £2 raised, Book Aid International can send a brand new book to Africa, where all too often, books are scarce. Those books can change the lives of children who otherwise might be denied the chance to learn to read and to discover the joy that books can bring.

Amref Heath Africa


Every 3 minutes a new mother in Africa dies. With basic healthcare we all take for granted, many more would survive. 

This Mother's Day, many of us will post photos on social media. By using the hashtag #savemothersday, Amref Health Africa invites you to stand in solidarity with new mums across Africa. 

Post a photo of your mum (or you and the kids!) using this hashtag and every photo will display in the savemothersday.co.uk gallery. Please text MUM to 70660 to donate £3. Post a screengrab with your photo and help buy basic healthcare that could save a mum's life this Mother's Day.

We're harnessing the might of Mumsnet and putting it behind causes close to your heart. They range from This Is My Child and Let Girls Be Girls, to our Miscarriage Care and We Believe You campaigns and our campaign to change how Britain's libel laws affect online publishers like us.

Your input is vital, so please do keep contributing your ideas and observations on the Campaigns topic in Talk.

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