January 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 2016 Guest Campaigns below.

Child sexual abuse is something most people would rather not think and talk about - but Parents Protect! believe the best way of protecting children is for adults to do just that. 
The Parents Protect!  website answers questions about child sexual abuse and gives parents and carers the advice, information and support they need to keep their children safe.

Its aim is to help parents and carers better protect children and prevent sexual abuse by: 
  • Helping to dispel common myths around child sexual abuse
  • Giving parents and carers practical information that will help them keep youngsters safe from harm.

Every minute a newborn baby dies from infection caused by a lack of safe water and an unclean environment. Life doesn't have to be this way. 
A supply of clean water and good hygiene can help keep a mum and her new baby safe and well. 
Deliver Life is WaterAid's biggest ever fundraising appeal - and every pound given by the UK public will be doubled by the UK Government, so we can reach twice as many mums around the world. It means we can give them, their newborns and their families a brighter start and a better future - simply through clean, safe water, proper toilets and better hygiene.

Dementia UK provides Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who give expert, practical and emotional care and support for families, as well as the person with dementia.  The charity has launched its fundraising event, Time For A Cuppa, encouraging tea-makers and bakers to host a tea party.  Every pound raised at your Time For A Cuppa will help Admiral Nurses to support more families affected by dementia.  Once you sign up, you'll receive a free fundraising pack to make your party a tea-riffic success! You can also take a look at Jane Asher's tips for a stress-free tea party here.


Lara Casalotti, a 24 year old human rights activist and passionate campaigner for refugees, was diagnosed with aggressive leukaemia less than a month ago, and told her only hope of survival was a stem cell transplant (also known as a bone marrow transplant).

Lara is half Italian, and half Thai-Chinese, which means the odds are stacked against her as there's not enough mixed heritage people on the donor register.

The search is on for Lara and many other mixed race people in her position. Men are particularly in demand as donors as they're underrepresented on the register, so please urge your husbands, boyfriends and male friends and relatives to sign up.

Woolly Hat Day

Join St Mungo's Broadway for Woolly Hat Day on Friday 29th January 2016.
Homelessness is on the rise and St Mungo's needs your help to do something about it. By supporting Woolly Hat Day you will be helping thousands of homeless people to change their lives for good. 
Getting involved is simple - all you need to do is put on a hat, a smile and a make small donation to make a real difference to someone's life! 
Find out more information on how to make this Woolly Hat Day special - for you, your children and the homeless people they work with.

Will you turn on the tap of Opportunity?
Erica is 12 years old.  She enjoys seeing her friends and dreams about one day becoming a doctor.  But Erica lives in Ghana, where the majority of girls her age don't have the opportunity to become doctors and fulfil their ambitions.  They are trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Thankfully Erica's school principal, Madame Beatrice, is giving her hope.  A simple opportunity of a loan and training is having a life-changing impact - not just on Erica but on her whole community.  

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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