Guest Campaigns: January 2020
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.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – #SmearForSmear
Join Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust for #SmearForSmear 2020 during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (20-26 January).
Smear tests (cervical screening) are the best protection against cervical cancer and we want as many people as possible to understand what the test is for. We also want them to feel informed and comfortable with their results. That means knowing what HPV is.
Join the campaign to help smear the stigma and myths around smear tests and HPV. 80% of us will have HPV in our lives, and for something so common there shouldn't be so much shame, fear and confusion around it.
Dignity in Dying – Compassion is Not a Crime
Compassion should not be a crime, but under the UK’s cruel assisted dying laws, it is.
Dying Brits are denied the right to die on their own terms, and their loved ones are criminalised for acts of compassion.
Joy’s 80-year-old mother, Mavis, was charged with murder after her terminally ill husband ended his own life while dying of bowel cancer. Respecting Dennis’ wish had made her a criminal.
Support Dignity in Dying’s calls for a Government inquiry into the UK’s ban on assisted dying.
It’s time to investigate our broken laws, not innocent families.
Please visit their website to find out more.
Sense International – Chance To Shine
In Kenya, children with deafblindness rarely get the support they need. But with your support, Sense International will
transform lives, establishing sight and hearing tests for children in rural Kenya and providing vital support to those identified with deafblindness.
Donate to Sense International until 31 March to give children with deafblindness a ‘Chance to Shine’ and your donation will be doubled by the UK government.
Match funding from the UK government will provide vital support to children with deafblindness in rural Kenya and public donations will go towards Sense International’s work around the world.
Find out more and donate at: www.senseinternational.org.uk/Chance-To-Shine