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
Every month, we highlight as many as 8 Guest Campaigns by charities or
not-for-profit organisations. You can read all about our May 2016 Guest Campaigns below.
Join Antenatal Results & Choices and hold a tea party or bake sale for
Put the Kettle on - a national fundraising campaign in aid of ARC, who
provide support services to anxious expectant and bereaved parents through
antenatal testing and its consequences.
ARC is a small charity and almost entirely funded by donations - they depend
on you so that parents can depend on them.
Put the Kettle on is from 28-30 May 2016 and the top fundraiser will
win a Boden gift voucher.
Global Witness investigates and campaigns to stop corruption and financial
crime by exposing the political and economic systems that make it
Nonna is a 7 year old from Ukraine who suffers from haemophilia. To keep
her alive her mother, Nina, has to buy drugs on the black market, since
corrupt politicians bled their state funds dry.
They sold valuable parts of Ukraine to themselves and their friends,
stealing their money and hiding it in secret companies in the UK's tax
havens. Now the government can't buy the medication Nonna needs to
That's why they're calling on David Cameron to make all of the tax havens
open up, to put an end to this abuse. Corruption deprives children of
health care, education and housing all over the world, and for children
like Nina, it has life and death consequences.
The UK Prime Minister has the power to change this, by no longer allowing
the UK tax havens to enable corrupt politicians to steal from their
Bath Book Bed is a new BookTrust campaign aimed at solving bedtime
battles with a trusted, soothing, effective bedtime routine.
BookTrust know that sleep deprivation is one of the biggest problems faced by
parents of young children, so they've teamed up with parenting expert Jo
Frost to encourage families to try the routine for themselves and sign up to
Bath, Book, Bed: 14 Days to Better Sleep.
With over twenty brutal armed conflicts across the globe and unprecedented
levels of violence against women, there's never been a greater need for Women
for Women International's work to support women survivors of war.
There is an urgent need for more funding to give women who have suffered the
trauma of war the practical skills and knowledge they need to rebuild their
The #SheInspiresMe campaign celebrates the vital contributions that all women
make - not just because women's voices and achievements are so often
overlooked - but because elevating women strengthens the social fabric
of societies everywhere. Stronger women build stronger nations.
Birth Companions has supported pregnant women and
new mothers in prison for twenty years. The Birth Charter is a set of
recommendations to ensure every pregnant woman and new mother in prison
gets the care to which she and her baby are entitled.
The Birth Charter has been developed to inform the Government's review of
the treatment of these vulnerable women and their babies.
Since 2008, over 300,000 children and
50,000 young people have lost their entitlement to school and college
The impact has been huge. Families have struggled to find the
extra money to pay for travel, and parents struggle to fit 'the school run' into busy schedules. Children are faced with long walks to and from school, sometimes on dark
and unsafe roads. For some, the choice between working or taking the kids
to school has become a real issue.
Roads around schools are already have
high levels of air pollution and congestion, but cuts to school transport
have worsened this traffic, and led to millions of extra car journeys.
Campaign for Better Transport are calling on people to write to their local
authority and ask them to protect school and college transport.