November Guest Campaigns

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.
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

Grief Encounter, one of the UK's leading child bereavement charities, is asking people to donate their once loved but now disused LEGO®  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 £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 LEGO® Group

Voluntary Service Overseas

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 £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 donation. 

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 vulnerable children.

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.

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