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