Guest Campaigns: June 2019
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.
Orbis UK – See My Future
In many parts of the world, avoidable sight loss means children are dropping out of school.
Whether they can’t see the blackboard, they need eye surgery, or they have to stay at home to care for an adult with sight loss – a lack of sight means a lack of education.
It doesn’t have to be this way: Orbis provides children and adults with the eye care they desperately need. Give to Orbis’s See My Future appeal before 23 rd June and all public donations will be doubled by the UK government. Your donations can have twice the impact and transform lives around the world.
Find out more on their website.
Facial Palsy UK – Save Mum's Smile
Over 100,000 people are affected by facial palsy in the UK. It can happen to anyone, at any time. Women in the last trimester of pregnancy are at higher risk of developing Bell’s palsy, the most common type of facial palsy. Pain, inability to move the face and anxiety are common issues.
Misdiagnosis and ineffective treatments are prevalent throughout the NHS. Many people wait a year or more for specialist appointments.
“I never imagined I wouldn’t have that lovely first photo of me beaming with a baby in each arm. It took another 18 months before someone actually explained what had happened to me.”
Find out more about our campaign- nhs-care-for-women-with-bells-palsy/ our campaign for greater awareness of the impact of facial palsy in the UK.
The Bikeability Trust – Our Bikes Our Adventure
Put family time first this summer; grab your bikes and explore the best of England together with Bikeability’s new campaign, Our Bikes Our Adventure. Cycling offers an unrivaled way to spend quality together as a family, whilst also being both physically and mentally beneficial to all riders.
Our Bikes Our Adventure is a national campaign to encourage children and families to put their Bikeability skills into practice over the summer period, have fun and experience the great outdoors together as a family.
The campaign is launching this summer. Visit the Bikeability website for more information about cycle training, and general hints and tips for families keen to continue cycling.
MS International Federation – Kiss Goodbye to MS
Today over 2.3 million people are living with Multiple Sclerosis. We are the world’s largest community fundraising for MS research.
Every year fundraisers all over the world unite to send MS a message – to walk, bake, run, organise, swim, bike, climb, ride and fight. We do anything we can to show the world together we are stronger and together we can Kiss Goodbye to MS.
To find out more please visit their website.