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
Keeping whales and dolphins in tanks is wrong - 86% of the UK public
agree. British Airways is the UK's national airline and yet they sell
tickets to SeaWorld and support this cruelty.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation are asking British Airways to listen
to its customers and to the scientific evidence that a life in captivity
is harmful to whales and dolphins and end its relationship with SeaWorld.
WDC is asking you to sign their petition today and
urge British Airways to stop supporting SeaWorld. Children can support
the petition by colouring in this picture of wild dolphins, adding
their own message and sending it to WDC.
Meet Mr Bone and his mighty friends who are on a mission to get people
talking about organ transplantation. These fun characters lighten the
mood, make it easier to start the conversation with family members and
look to opening people's mind to the benefits of being an organ donor and
how you could potentially save 7 lives.
The lack of organs available for children is particularly critical, and
the Orgamites are a crucial tool in helping the educational process.
While many people understand the importance of organ donation, not enough
are acting on it.
Are there hidden dangers lurking in your kids' bedrooms?
It's no secret that children today are growing up with far more gadgets
than their parents did. But many tech-savvy kids are unknowingly leaving
themselves open to serious dangers, and parents need to be aware of the
If your child or teenager leaves their phone, tablet or laptop charging
on their bed, uses a cheap unbranded charger or sleeps with their phone
under their pillow, their lives (and yours) could be at risk. Electrical
Safety First have put together some tips and advice to help keep your
Blood bikes have been active since the 1960s, but the work they do now
is far more diverse that might have ever been anticipated back in the early
days. Even since the 2008 formation of the Nationwide Association of Blood
Bikes (NABB), the work of blood bikes has increased and diversified. From
transportation of blood for transfusion, and samples for analysis, blood
bikes carry far more, from paper notes, through human breast milk for
neonatal care, and supplying Air Ambulances across the UK with blood and
plasma for transfusion, to transport of faecal material support treatment
of complex medical conditions.
Together for Short Lives' new animation Through My Eyes highlights
the vital care and support that children with life-shortening conditions
and their families need. Yet the charity has found that the majority are
being short changed or ignored. It has published interactive online maps
which show a postcode lottery in the way care for seriously ill children
in England is planned and funded. 81% of local councils are failing to
commission children's palliative care.
You can help change this by writing to your local MP, council and NHS.
View the online maps to see how your local
area is performing and then download and send the template letters
provided on the Together for Short Lives website.
Free yourself from stuff. Decluttering feels good. So donate what
you don't need to Oxfam!
Is your home stuffed with clothes that don't fit, a teapot too many, DVD
double up, and books you've read? Then say "no" to buckling
bookcases and bursting wardrobes and "hello" to clearer cupboards
instead. Cut the clutter to feel organised and in control....
Oxfam takes the clothes, homewares, books, music and accessories clogging
up your space, and turns them into cash to fund our work fighting extreme
poverty around the world.
Don't forget to ask to do Gift Aid in the shop - it'll make your
donations worth an extra 25 per cent, reaching more people in poverty.
Decluttering feels good. Ending poverty feels even better. Thanks for