Guest Campaigns: May 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.

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.

Dogs Trust – Freedom Project

Across the UK many families sadly need to escape domestic abuse every year, but what happens to the pets if the family has to go to a refuge? As many refuges are unable to accept pets, we are raising awareness of our vital pet fostering scheme, giving families peace of mind that their dog will be well cared for until they can be safely reunited.

We all know how important pets can be in our lives, yet even more so when someone is going through such a difficult time already. We want people to know, if you are experiencing domestic abuse, there is help out there – for you, and for your pet too.

To find out more please visit their website.

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Home-Start Cambridgeshire – The Big 3-0 campaign

At Home-Start Cambridgeshire we know that being a mum isn’t easy. That’s why for the last 30 years trained staff and volunteers, who have been parents themselves, have been supporting mums with children under school age across Cambridgeshire.

We are there when they need us most. We support families, through weekly home visits, to deal with diverse concerns such as parental mental health issues, isolation, postnatal illness, disability, bereavement and parenting skills.

We are like Mumsnet, but in person!

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary we aim to raise £30,000. Donate today and help us to help other mums. Thank you.

The Treatment Bag

Treatment Bag, a volunteer-run charity, creates bags full of luxurious gifts for cancer patients.

The gorgeous cloth bags are filled with treats specifically selected for those undergoing chemotherapy, containing items from brands such as Green & Blacks, Cowshed, Aesop, Emma Bridgewater and this Works.

With seven children between them, Treatment Bag was started by friends Maymie White (a lymphoma patient herself) and Lisa Dennis – inspired by a simple gift of a bag of apples from a cider farmer as Maymie underwent her first treatment in Yeovil hospital. Treatment Bag is endorsed by Maggie’s Centres.

To send a bag or make a donation, visit their website.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) – Child Car Seats will help you to understand the different types of child car seats, choose the most suitable child car
seats for your children, ensure your child seats are fitted correctly in your car, comply with the law on how children should be
carried in cars and understand how to carry other people's children safely. A properly fitted child car seat will help to prevent your child from being thrown about inside the vehicle, or ejected from it, if there is a crash.

It will also absorb some of the impact force, and provide some protection from objects intruding into the passenger compartment.

To find out more please visit their website.

World Child Cancer – Give the Gift of Growing Up

Seven-year-old Prapti is one of 300,000 children expected to develop cancer each year around the world. In developed countries like the UK, over 80% of children with cancer will survive but in developing ones like Bangladesh, as few as 10% will survive.

By training more healthcare professionals, providing financial and emotional support to families and empowering nurses to provide better care, we can give more children the Gift of Growing Up.

Support children with cancer by donating before 30th June and your gift will be doubled by the UK government.

To find out more please visit their website.