Guest Campaigns: January 2019

Rosie the Riveter

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.

Brain Tumour Research – Gemma Edgar Appeal

Patron for the Brain Tumour Research charity, supermodel and businesswomen Caprice Bourret is a brain tumour survivor.

She is also the mother of two small boys and when she met young mother of two Gemma Edgar last year, they instantly bonded. They had a common passion in wanting to improve the options and outcomes for those diagnosed with a brain tumour
Tragically, Gemma died from her brain tumour just before Christmas. and Caprice is now sharing her story, and granting her final wish, to encourage donations in Gemma’s name that will help us find a cure for this devastating disease

To find out more please visit their website

Coram Voice – Voices 2019

Voices 2019 is a creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers nationwide. The competition is open for entries until 10 February 2019 and is a chance for care-experienced young people to showcase their talent and celebrate their voices.

This year’s theme is “Growing Up”. Entries can be in any written form, including poems, raps and stories, up to 500 words. There are four age categories: primary school, lower secondary school (age 11-14), upper secondary school (age 15-18) and care leavers (age 19-25).
The competition is run by Coram Voice, a charity that provides services for children in care.

Here is a video animation of a poem by Abbey, one of last year’s runners up. It is a great example of the type of writing we receive from children and young people entering the competition.

Please visit their website.

Street Child – Count Me In

Street Child is asking the British public to support their ‘Count Me In’ campaign. The charity is highlighting that there are 121 million school-aged children around the world who are not in education.

All public donations to Street Child’s ‘Count Me In’ campaign before 21st Feb 2019 will be matched by the UK Government up to £2million, meaning Street Child will be able to help more children in the world’s toughest places go to school and learn. £15 matched (total £30) will cover school fees, uniform and learning materials for a child

Please visit their website

AfriKids – Time to shine

Janu-raising to give more children their time to shine
Every child has the right to an education that will unlock their potential and give them their time to shine. Yet in Ghana poverty is forcing thousands of children out of school. Together we can give more children their time to shine.

This January, as many children return to school, we’re asking them to support the education of other children who are less fortunate. Do you know a school who could take part in Janu-raising as part of AfriKids’ Time to Shine appeal*?

*All public donations made to Time to Shine before 4 March will be doubled by the UK government.

You can visit their website here:

The Untold Story – Alcoholism, a family disease

Al-Anon is launching a new campaign “The Untold Story” to encourage more people living with problem drinkers to get help and find their local Al-Anon meeting.

The campaign aims to highlight that although the problems associated with alcoholism are widely recognised, the friends and family of problem drinkers often live every day with uncertainty, deceit, financial insecurity and in some cases violence or emotional and physical abuse and may need support themselves – this is the untold story of alcoholism.

Visit their website