Guest Campaigns: November 2018

Rosie the Riveter

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.

Ethiopiaid – Obstetric fistula

Obstetric fistula is a hole in the bladder/ rectum caused by the baby’s head cutting off blood circulation over a long labour. Tragically, the babies are often stillborn. Women uncontrollably leak urine or faeces, living in shame. Over 70% of women living with fistula are divorced by their husbands, shunned by their community, refused employment and pushed further into poverty. Worst of all, it is almost entirely preventable and curable.

Please help Ethiopiaid & our local partner Healing Hands of Joy (HHOJ) to find women, give specialist treatment, raise awareness and support their rehabilitation back into communities.

To find out more about the campaign, please visit their website

Unicef UK World Children’s Day

Unicef want this year’s World Children’s Day to be for children, by children. And they want you to help them make it happen. Children have a right to be heard. How different would our world be if we truly listened to them?

On 20 November, celebrate the value that young people can offer by encouraging the children in your life to take over for the day. Children can takeover however you want, or better still, how they want! Let children create the menus, teach you their skills, or host the entertainment.

Share your experiences and celebrate World Children’s Day with #childrentakeover

To find out more about the campaign, please visit their website.

Small Steps Project Celebrity Shoe Auction

Walk in the shoes of your favourite star!

Small Steps Projects supports children forced through poverty to scavenge from rubbish dumps around the world. We provide emergency aid like shoes, medicine and food. We also offer viable alternatives to scavenging such as education.

Our Celebrity Shoe Auction takes place online from November 1st -11th. Paloma Faith, Damon Albarn and Orlando Bloom are among 100 stars taking a small step by donating their signed shoes. Auction proceeds will be spent where most needed, helping children build future lives away from waste and poverty.

To find out more about the campaign, please visit their website

Child Brain Injury Trust – Gloweek

“Be Seen, not hurt” that is the message we wish to spread at this time. Our campaign Gloweek falls around the clocks going back and less daylight hours. We wish to raise awareness of remaining bright and clearly visible as the nights draw in, whether walking home from school or playing with friends on an evening.

Staying visible by wearing bright or reflective clothing can help reduce the number of road traffic accidents that could lead to serious injury.
Raising awareness while raising vital funds to ensure we can continue supporting families that are affected by childhood acquired brain injury.

To find out more about the campaign, please visit their website