Guest Campaigns: November 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.

Brake – Road Safety Week 2017

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As a parent, you’ll have understandable road safety concerns for your child. That’s why Brake is encouraging parents and educators to register for Road Safety Week (20-26 November) at roadsafetyweek.org.uk. It’s a great opportunity to engage children of all ages with road safety and campaign for safer roads, using free resources on this year’s theme, Speed Down Save Lives.

If you have children aged 2-7 then why not get your child’s school, nursery or setting to run a Beep Beep! Day on Wednesday 22 November. It’s a great opportunity to introduce children to road safety basics, with free, fun activities and resources.

Find out more about the campaign here.

Camfed International

Camfed Girl Guardians

At 14, Alice dropped out of school, destined to be a child bride. Luckily Camfed stepped in. Today she works to end child marriage.

In Alice's country, as many as 6 out of 10 girls become child brides.

Locked in a cycle of poverty, they are at grave risk of HIV/AIDS, abuse, and serious complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

But with your help, we can change that! Camfed-trained GirlGuardians like Alice support girls to stay in school, succeed and lead.

Your gift, DOUBLED by the UK Government until 10 January 2018, can #UnlockFutures for girls for good.

Find out more about Camfed's campaign to end child marriage here.

Orangutan Awareness Week

Orangutan Awareness

Go Orange for Orangutans!

Orangutan Awareness Week takes place to spread the word about the plight of the critically endangered orangutan and its threatened rainforest home.

In celebration, the Orangutan Foundation have launched a Children’s Poster Competition! Open to children aged 14 and under, to be judged by special guests: wildlife artist Gary Hodges and wildlife presenter Patrick Aryee will decide who wins their exciting prizes. These include art supplies by Faber-Castell, junior membership with the Orangutan Foundation and a signed print by Gary himself!

Contact info@orangutan.org.uk for more information on how to enter. The deadline for entries is 31st January 2018.

You can find out more about the Orangutan Foundation and Orangutan Awareness Week here.

Build Africa

Build Africa

Reading isn’t just for bedtime stories.

Build Africa is teaching literacy to vulnerable young mums in rural Uganda. Because when a mum can read, her child is 50% more likely to survive past five years old.

Grinding poverty, child marriage and early pregnancy cut short the education of countless women across Uganda – leaving 41% unable to read.

For a young mum, illiteracy can be devastating. She’ll struggle to understand life-saving health information, provide for her children or support their education – so they will face the same challenges as they grow-up. A vicious cycle will continue.

Together, we can change this story. Please donate now. It could be the most powerful thing you do today.

Every donation will be doubled with UK Aid Match from the UK Government. You can find out more about this campaign here.



The Children's Society

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Join Kate Bottley, star of Gogglebox and Celebrity Masterchef, as she creates some festive magic by baking a very special Christingle cake.

On Saturday 25th November, Kate will be on Facebook Live causing chaos in the kitchen, and explaining why she’s supporting The Children’s Society’s work with missing children.

This year, Kate and The Children’s Society are calling on parents everywhere to help all children realise the promise of Christmas. Over 2,000 children will go missing this Christmas – together we can help them.

Like The Children’s Society on Facebook to find out more and get ready to Bake with Kate!

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.