August Guest CampaignsWhale and Dolphin Conservation | Orgamites | Electrical Safety First | The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes | Together for Short Lives | Oxfam | Mumsnet Campaigns
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.
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 risks.
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 family safe.
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 taking part.
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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