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
Every month, we highlight as many as 8 Guest Campaigns by charities or
not-for-profit organisations. You can read all about our August 2015
Guest Campaigns below.
Angels is a charity run by mothers; they have
created a pop-up school and feeding kitchen for street children in South
Africa where there is a strong gumboot dancing tradition. Along with
their Goodwill Ambassador and CBeebies star Andy Day, they want you
to have a go at dancing in your wellies too. Dance, Donate, Nominate. Stick
your wellies on, Dance to their Welly Beat song, Donate by texting
BOOT33 Â£3 to 70070 and Nominate the next 3 challengers.
Your Â£3 buys one street child two months at
their pop-up school. #giveitsomewelly
The parents of a two and a half year old girl from Islington who has
leukaemia are appealing for people to register as potential blood stem cell
donors with charity Delete Blood Cancer UK. Little Elsie Kumar has myeloid
leukaemia in Down's syndrome (MLDS) and needs a blood stem cell donation to
An only-child, Elsie doesn't have any siblings who could have a matching
tissue-type and donate blood stem cells to her. She is therefore dependent
on finding a matching donor amongst those who have registered to be on
standby to donate blood stem cells. Her mixed English and Indian heritage
will make it harder for a matching donor to be found for her.
Alzheimer's Society is calling on the public to sign up to their biggest
fundraising event of the year Memory Walk. It's a day to celebrate loved
ones affected by dementia and raise money to fund research and services
for people living with the condition. They need thousands of people to
walk with them - because arm in arm, step by step and pound by
pound, we will get there.
The walks take place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
throughout September and are ideal for all ages and abilities.
Toilet, Thirsty, Tired, Thinner. These are the four most common signs
of Type 1 diabetes in Children.
Type 1 diabetes is serious and can develop quickly. It has nothing to
do with lifestyle and occurs in children of any age. Knowing the signs
is key to a quick diagnosis and early treatment. Every year children
become seriously unwell because the signs are missed.
Diabetes UK want as many people as possible to know the 4 Ts and to
make sure that if parents spot them, they take their child to the
Heart of the Family aims to help break family cycles of early heart
disease and death from Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). FH is not
caused by an unhealthy lifestyle; it is inherited high cholesterol.
Approximately 1 in 500 people in the UK are affected. It is treatable,
but 85% of those with FH remain undiagnosed and untreated, putting them
at increased risk of premature heart disease.
Endorsed by HEART UK, this campaign aims to increase awareness of FH to
encourage diagnosis and testing - early diagnosis and appropriate
treatment can help save lives across generations.