January 2015 Guest 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.
Every month, we highlight as many as 8 Guest Campaigns by charities or not-for-profit organisations. You can read all about our January 2015 Guest Campaigns below.
Alzheimer's Research UK is working with children and families to design online resources that help children understand what is happening when someone close to them is affected by dementia. If your family has experience of a loved one with dementia, you can help make sure their site meets the needs of the children who will use it, by completing this 20 minute questionnaire. There is one aimed at parents, one for younger children and one for older children. They want to hear from you and your children about your experiences, thoughts, questions and tips so that they can design the best resources to help other families.
The nation’s leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance, has launched a new campaign that aims to teach every parent how to save a choking baby.
The campaign was developed after new research revealed that 79% of parents wouldn’t know how to save their baby from choking to death despite it being a major fear (58%) and 40% having witnessed it. The Chokeables is an animation voiced by David Walliams, David Mitchell, Johnny Vegas, and Sir John Hurt, who play small choking hazards who are fed up of choking babies.
To read more about the campaign and to see the advert, click here.
100 years ago, life for women changed. While our men fought on the Western Front, women all over the country went to work in factories, offices and shops in order to keep Great Britain running. Today, women make up 9.7%* of the UK Regular Forces and standing proudly behind them is a much larger army of parents, husbands, wives and partners hoping that their loved ones will remain safe despite risking so much for our country.
The Soldiers’ Charity is inviting Mumsnet members to join their Running Army on Monday 25th May in the BUPA London 10k. No running experience is necessary; all you need is a passion to show your support for soldiers, veterans and their families.
Having a child in hospital is one of the most stressful things that can happen to a family, with many having to travel miles and juggle a home, a job and a family life to be near their sick child. For more than 25 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities has helped by giving families a free place to call home, close to the children’s ward.
There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, providing a warm and welcoming environment where families can stay as long as they need – be it a matter of days, months or years. These ‘homes away from home’ enable families to maintain a degree of normal life and find support away from the bustle of the hospital wards.
Last year over one million women failed to attend their smear test (cervical screening). This means that 1 in 5 women does not take up their invitation. This rises to 1 in 3 in women aged 25-29. Sadly incidence of cervical cancer is on the rise.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has launched #SmearForSmear; a campaign which asks women to apply their favourite lippy, smear it across their face, share a selfie and nominate their friends to do the same. It only takes 5 minutes to smear your lippy – the same amount of time it takes to have a smear test. So come on ladies (and gents), get involved. It could save someone’s life.
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