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
Every month, we highlight as many as 8 Guest Campaigns by charities or
not-for-profit organisations. You can read all about our November 2015
Guest Campaigns below.
New statistics released by pregnancy and stillbirth charity Count the
Kicks (CTK) at the start of their Baby Movement Awareness Week show that
many myths about baby movements that could help prevent stillbirth are
still prevalent in the UK.
In a poll of nearly 12,000 people, results showed that 49% still believe
that, during pregnancy, babies should move 10 times in 24 hours and 40% of
those who don't follow CTK believe that babies slow down in the womb at the
end of pregnancy. Both of these facts are false. In fact all
babies' movements are different - there is no set movement
pattern for unborn babies and mums-to-be are advised to get to know the
pattern of their own baby's movements which should continue in a similar
pattern right up to birth. If those movements change, slow down or speed
up, then they should seek the advice of a medical professional.
Grief Encounter, one of the UK's leading child bereavement charities, is
asking people to donate their once loved but now disused
LEGOÂ® sets and individual pieces for their new campaign
called "Rebuilding Lives". Grief Encounter is aiming to collect a minimum
of 1,000 kilos, which will raise Â£10,000. All the money raised
will allow Grief Encounter to continue its amazing work helping bereaved
children and families' rebuild their shattered lives.
* This initiative is not endorsed or sponsored by the LEGOÂ®
Across Ethiopia a newborn baby dies every six minutes, simply because
they lack the basic medical care and equipment that we take for granted
here in the UK. Two thirds of these deaths could be prevented by low
cost, simple solutions such as clean sheets and oxygen.
International charity VSO are asking the Mumsnet community to support
their Special Deliveries appeal, to help set up 29 new Neonatal Intensive
Care Units (NICUs) across Ethiopia.
By sending skilled volunteers to train nursing staff, as well as
providing vital, life-saving equipment for the NICUs, thousands of
vulnerable babies could be saved.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance co-ordinate Anti-Bullying week each year,
and are the go to organisation for anything you need to know about
bullying - whether you are a teacher that wants to talk frankly to
your pupils, a student who wants to stand up against bullying in your
school or college, or a parent or carer who wants to give the child in
your life the support they need.
This year Anti-Bullying Week aims to empower children and young people
to Make a Noise about bullying - whether it is happening to them
or to someone else, face to face or online.
Your children's education is priceless. But what if you couldn't send
them to school because the schools simply don't exist? This is the
reality for thousands of families in Uganda where 3 in 4 children are
denied a secondary education.
PEAS is bringing sustainable secondary schools to marginalised
communities in Africa. They need help to give thousands more children a
life-changing education. In Uganda, it costs just
Ã‚Â£100 to educate one child for a whole year.
Donate now during their 'Road to School' appeal and the UK
Government will match every pound - doubling the impact of a
AfriKids is a small but mighty charity proving how aid can - and is - working for Africa. Their projects in
northern Ghana are entirely designed and delivered by local people and
they have set themselves a surprising goal: to make their UK office
redundant by 2018. This is a truly sustainable development model.
Projects tackle key issues including getting children off the streets
and into education, whilst also helping mothers to grow small
businesses in order to better support their children.
This #GivingTuesday support AfriKids to strengthen communities, support
families and brighten the futures of Ghana's most