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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.