June Guest Campaigns

Barnardo's Big Toddle | Feet First | Book Trust | Drowning Prevention WeekThe Cystic Fibrosis Trust | The Wilderness Foundation | Dyslexia Assist | Mumsnet 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 June 2015 Guest Campaigns below.


Barnardo's Big ToddleToddle

The Barnardo’s Big Toddle is back for 2015!

Barnardo's are asking nurseries, childminders and parents to organise a short sponsored walk for their Toddlers, invite their friends and raise money for Barnardo’s. This year’s theme is pirates – a great excuse to dress up and have fun! Barnardo’s will support you with arranging your Big Toddle with a full event pack full of activities and ideas.

The money you and your Toddlers raise goes directly to Barnardo’s work with the UK’s most vulnerable under 5s services which support those facing poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.



Feet FirstFeet First

This summer, help the Leprosy Mission transform the lives of some of the world’s most marginalised people in Mozambique. The Feet First campaign will help thousands of ultra-poor people, starting with providing protective sandals and setting up footcare groups to prevent disability. What’s more is that between 1 June and 31 August, the UK government is matching public donations to #FeetFirst, meaning your money will go twice as far. Get started by taking the quiz and find out how much you know about what it’s like to be a person affected by leprosy in Mozambique.



National Bookstart WeekBookstart

National Bookstart Week is just one of the ways Book Trust transforms lives through inspiring a love of reading. Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on social mobility, educational outcomes and well-being. During National Bookstart Week we’ll be giving out 450,000 special editions of Rumble in the Jungle to engage and excite young minds. Reading with your child every day is as important as eating your five a day. Visit the Book Trust site to find out more and register to receive book news, recommendations, and tips to get children reading, whatever their age. It’s not a book. It’s a doorway.


Royal Life Saving SocietyLifeSaving

Drowning Prevention Week, running this year from 20 to 28 June 2015, is  the national campaign run by the Royal Life Saving Society UK, the drowning prevention charity, aims to reduce the number of drowning and near drowning incidents that occur in the UK every year, by showing people how to be safe near water and raising awareness.

Around 400 people needlessly drown in the UK every year and thousands more suffer injury, some life changing, through near-drowning experiences. Putting this into context, one person dies every 20 hours in the UK and drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death of children in the UK.


The Cystic Fibrosis TrustCF Trust

CF Week is the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s annual awareness raising week. The strength of the amazing people who make up the CF community will take centre stage in June, along with a call to help raise awareness through conversation and stories.
The key challenge being set for to all areas of the community - from those living with cystic fibrosis to the clinicians and researchers working tirelessly to beat it - is to tell someone new each day about cystic fibrosis.



The Wilderness Foundation Wilderness

The Wilderness Foundation is the only charity in the UK which combines programmes providing environmental education and improving the lives of highly vulnerable young people through nature- based experiences. Over the last year they have reached over 4,500 young people.

e.g. their TurnAround programme is aimed at 16-21 year olds and has been running for 6 years. It has an 83% success rate of these disadvantaged young people with complex needs achieving key transitional milestones of either returning to education, enrolling on a vocational training course or finding employment.


Dyslexia AssistDyslexia Assist

You can’t ‘cure’ dyslexia but there are plenty of websites and learning programmes that will take your money and claim they can. Dyslexia Assist was set up by parents with their dyslexic children who have battled through the education system.
The website offers all the latest news on theories, developments and opinions, as well as assistance with finding dyslexia friendly tutors. Dyslexia Assist provides a free, comprehensive hub of practical information with tips, ideas and experiences to share with both parents and children…helping you to help your child.


Mumsnet CampaignsRosie the Riveter

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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