Guest campaigns: March 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.

The Sick Children's Trust

Big Chocolate Tea is the biggest annual fundraising event for chocolate, tea and baking lovers! By taking part, you’ll help The Sick Children’s Trust support over 4,000 families with seriously ill children.

We’re asking people from across the UK to host a chocolate-themed tea party, cake sale or bake-off in the last week of April.

The Sick Children’s Trust provides free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support to families with children receiving lifesaving treatment in hospital in the UK.

Could you raise £30 during Big Chocolate Tea and support a family for one night?

Diabetes UK

Love swimming? You’re just who Diabetes UK is looking for join our Swim22 challenge in 2017. You’ve still got time to get going – and raise money for research and support for people with the condition.
The idea is to swim 22 miles – the width of the Channel – in your local pool and at your own pace, from now until May 22.
Swim it either individually or as part of a team – even young doggy paddlers can join in.

For more information and to sign up click here or call 0345 123 2399

Ditch the Label

International anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label are launching a campaign called #TalkToYourBoys, encouraging parents and peers alike to have discussions with young males about their feelings.

The campaign aims to highlight how effective communication can be in helping boys navigate issues of bullying, poor self-esteem and mental health issues that can come with the constraints of modern masculinity.

The launch of #TalkToYourBoys, is a direct response to Ditch the Label’s Annual Bullying Survey 2016 which found that 1 in 2 (44%) boys surveyed had been bullied and of those half of those boys who had been bullied had never reported it.

For more information, visit Ditch the Label

Mumsnet campaigns

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.