Guest Campaigns: June 2017
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.
At Harrison’s Fund we believe that spending time with loved ones is one of the most important things you can do, that’s why this June we’re asking people across the UK to hold a brunch with your friends and family and raise money to help us fund potentially lifesaving treatments for all those with Duchenne.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is an aggressive muscle wasting disease and the most common genetic killer of children. Currently, there is currently no cure.
So join Charlotte Hawkins and Theo Michaels this June and raise some dough for seriously ill children, so they have a life past childhood.
30 Days Wild
30 Days Wild is here to help you and your children feel happier, healthier, and more connected to nature. Have fun with Random Acts of Wildness and take part in the UK’s month-long nature challenge. Research shows getting outside every day and appreciating wildlife and wild places can improve your health and wellbeing. 30 Days Wild inspires thousands of people to make nature part of their lives and we want you to get involved this month.Wildlife Trusts offer a free pack of inspiring activities; families, schools and businesses can all take part. Join in on social media using by #30DaysWild. Click here to find out more.
One in four women don’t attend cervical screening (smear tests) when invited.
Some are embarrassed, others don’t think it is important, some are scared and some simply put it off. There are many reasons why, but cervical screening saves 5,000 lives every year and not attending is the biggest risk for developing cervical cancer – a disease which claims two lives every day.
12-19 June is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust want your help to raise awareness of this potentially life-saving test. Send a tweet, get your workplace involved or simply have a conversation about screening with a friend or female family member.
Click here to find out more.
By the time a child reaches five years old, 90% of their brain has developed, so the progression from birth to school is critical.
But even though the importance of providing quality care has been thoroughly proven, world leaders aren’t listening and investment in the 0-5 age group is still far too small. This means kids from poorer and marginalised households are put at a disadvantage and are often already behind by the time they start school.
That’s why Theirworld’s global #5for5 campaign is all about those early years and aims to make sure every child is given the best start in life.
To find out more, click here.
Fields in Trust
Parks and playing fields are a well loved part of our local landscape and used by the whole community from pre-school children to retired adults; but funding cuts mean these green spaces are under threat, less well maintained and at risk of loss to building development.
To demonstrate just how much our parks matter, UK-wide charity Fields in Trust is encouraging all communities to celebrate their local green spaces on Saturday 8th July. The national Have a Field Day event will show that public parks are vital for physical and mental health and essential places for communities to come together.
To find out more, please click here.
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.