April 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 March 2016 Guest Campaigns below.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

The 2016 RBC Race for the Kids, 5k family fun run will be bigger and better as it moves to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford on Sunday 15 May. 

Suitable for all ages and abilities, this inclusive event will see children, parents and grandparents run, walk or jog around the iconic course and enjoy post-race activities in support of the world-famous children's hospital. 

Sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, this unique event sees thousands of supporters come together to raise vital funds to make a difference to the lives seriously ill children from across the UK.


The Barnard's Big Toddle is the biggest charity event in the UK for under five-year-olds, raising money for the most disadvantaged children in the UK. 

Thousands of parents, nurseries, child-minders and public venues organise a Toddle event every year. Since it started in 1997, the Big Toddle has raised more than £14 million. 

This year Barnardo's is marking its 150th anniversary and to make the Big Toddle 2016 extra special you'll receive extra goodies in your free fundraising pack when you register!

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society has launched the UK's biggest autism understanding campaign 'Too Much Information'.

99% of people have heard of autism; however, very few people actually understand it, let alone recognise it when they see it. 87% of families of autistic people say people stare in public, and 74% say people tut or make disapproving noises. 

Everyone mum should be able to take her child with autism to the park, the shop, the cinema without being judged. Together The National Autistic Society want you to help challenge the lack of understanding that makes people with autism and their families so isolated and make society feel so unwelcoming.

Send a Cow challenges you and your family to give up sugar this May! Put your willpower to the test and raise money to help farmers in Africa make a healthy living from their land and beat poverty for good. 

By raising just £100 you could enable a group of farmers to set up an allotment in their neighbourhood, growing nutritious fruit and veg to feed their families, and plants to sell on for income. 

Send a Cow has already lifted 1.3 million people out of poverty through support and practical training. With you help, we can lift even more.


Approximately 6,000 disabled children are born every year with a syndrome without a name (also known as an undiagnosed genetic condition). 

Being ‘undiagnosed’ is not always a temporary stage: the genetic cause of some conditions may never be known. We want every child and young adult affected by a syndrome without a name to receive high-quality coordinated care and support both in hospital and at home.

To celebrate Undiagnosed Children’s Day on Friday 29 April, SWAN UK (syndromes without a name) is launching its Big Ambition: to ensure that every one of these families has the support they need, when they need it.

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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