May 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 May 2016 Guest Campaigns below.


Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that can be emitted from faulty cooking/heating appliances powered by any carbon based fuel. CO cannot be sensed using human senses.

Less than 2% of CO in the air can kill in between one and three minutes. Awareness and education are key to prevention. Carbon based fuels include gas, coal, wood, oil, diesel, petrol etc.

These deaths and injuries cost the taxpayer £178 million a year.



Join Antenatal Results & Choices and hold a tea party or bake sale for Put the Kettle on - a national fundraising campaign in aid of ARC, who provide support services to anxious expectant and bereaved parents through antenatal testing and its consequences. 

ARC is a small charity and almost entirely funded by donations - they depend on you so that parents can depend on them. 

 Put the Kettle on is from 28-30 May 2016 and the top fundraiser will win a Boden gift voucher.

Global Witness investigates and campaigns to stop corruption and financial crime by exposing the political and economic systems that make it possible. 

Nonna is a 7 year old from Ukraine who suffers from haemophilia. To keep her alive her mother, Nina, has to buy drugs on the black market, since corrupt politicians bled their state funds dry. 

They sold valuable parts of Ukraine to themselves and their friends, stealing their money and hiding it in secret companies in the UK's tax havens. Now the government can't buy the medication Nonna needs to survive. 

That's why they're calling on David Cameron to make all of the tax havens open up, to put an end to this abuse. Corruption deprives children of health care, education and housing all over the world, and for children like Nina, it has life and death consequences. 

The UK Prime Minister has the power to change this, by no longer allowing the UK tax havens to enable corrupt politicians to steal from their people. 



Bath Book Bed is a new BookTrust campaign aimed at solving bedtime battles with a trusted, soothing, effective bedtime routine. 

BookTrust know that sleep deprivation is one of the biggest problems faced by parents of young children, so they've teamed up with parenting expert Jo Frost to encourage families to try the routine for themselves and sign up to Bath, Book, Bed: 14 Days to Better Sleep.

With over twenty brutal armed conflicts across the globe and unprecedented levels of violence against women, there's never been a greater need for Women for Women International's work to support women survivors of war. 

There is an urgent need for more funding to give women who have suffered the trauma of war the practical skills and knowledge they need to rebuild their lives. 

The #SheInspiresMe campaign celebrates the vital contributions that all women make - not just because women's voices and achievements are so often overlooked - but because elevating women strengthens the social fabric of societies everywhere. Stronger women build stronger nations.



Finding time for fun together can be tough for families but imagine what it's like if your child has a life-shortening condition. 

Children's Hospice Week (23-29 May) will be putting families first, showing how families caring for seriously ill children make the most of their time together with vital support from services. 

Together for Short Lives will be sharing family stories and would also love to share what family time means to you through your #ourselfie snapshots or child drawings and #myfamily memories. 


Birth Companions has supported pregnant women and new mothers in prison for twenty years. The Birth Charter is a set of recommendations to ensure every pregnant woman and new mother in prison gets the care to which she and her baby are entitled. 

The Birth Charter has been developed to inform the Government's review of the treatment of these vulnerable women and their babies. 


Since 2008, over 300,000 children and 50,000 young people have lost their entitlement to school and college transport. 

The impact has been huge. Families have struggled to find the extra money to pay for travel, and parents struggle to fit 'the school run' into busy schedules. Children are faced with long walks to and from school, sometimes on dark and unsafe roads. For some, the choice between working or taking the kids to school has become a real issue. 

Roads around schools are already have high levels of air pollution and congestion, but cuts to school transport have worsened this traffic, and led to millions of extra car journeys. 

Campaign for Better Transport are calling on people to write to their local authority and ask them to protect school and college transport.



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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