Guest Campaigns: November 2019

rosie campaign

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.

The British Heart Foundation – The Heart of Steel

Surprise someone you love. Celebrate a milestone. Support life saving research. We all know someone who has been affected by heart and circulatory disease: whether it’s a child diagnosed with congenital heart disease; a friend who’s survived a stroke or a parent living with vascular dementia.

Standing at 2.4 meters tall, the Heart of Steel is an iconic sculpture and a heartfelt tribute
for our supporters. The British Heart Foundation is asking you to engrave the name of a loved one on this timeless work of art and help fund the future of research into heart and circulatory disease.

Find out more on their website.

What? Why? Children in Hospital – A Mission for a Million Children

WWCIH are on a mission to reach over a million children in the UK – and they need your help!

What? Why? Children in Hospital (WWCIH) makes videos to help parents just like you. Considered a life-changing charity, WWCIH helps children and parents understand what happens in hospital.

With 55 videos about hospital tests and treatments, freely available on YouTube, families can feel more prepared and in control – but only if parents know that this is a resource they can use.

Help spread the word by sharing their playlists.

Antibiotic Research UK – Help us stop the spread of superbugs this winter

Helen caught a breast infection that developed into sepsis when her son Ethan was 6 weeks old. She says “the first antibiotic didn't work, the pain was worse than labour! Thankfully, strong antibiotics given in hospital worked, but others may not be as lucky.”

Unless we tackle antibiotic resistance simple infections such as ear, chest, or throat could become deadly with 10 million people dying globally by 2050.

This winter the charity Antibiotic Research UK are asking parents to help stop the spread of superbugs by following our tips to stay healthy and avoid overuse and misuse of antibiotics.

Find out more on their website.

Education and Employers – I am #InspiringTheFuture

Young people aspire to be what they see around them in their everyday life but it’s difficult to aspire to a future that you don’t know exists. Inspiring the Future changes this. This campaign show young people exciting futures by enabling teachers to invite volunteers into school and share their career stories.

I am #InspiringTheFuture is a new national campaign to build up a 100,000-strong national network of volunteers from the world of work, giving millions of children and young people the opportunity to meet role models from every industry, profession and sector.

The long-term aim is to create 10 million face-to-face interactions between pupils and volunteers – all potential “lightbulb moments” to widen aspirations and inspire the next generation.

If you’d like to volunteer to share your career story with local schools, or if you’d like to connect your school with volunteers from the world of work, you can sign-up here.

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children – Pre-cycling

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is encouraging shoppers to get involved with ‘pre-cycling’ – the latest trend in sustainable fashion.

Shoppers can snap up excess and end-of-line stock at Newlife stores, saving it from landfill. All profits from the stores are used to provide emergency response equipment for disabled and terminally ill children in the UK (of which there are over one million).

Many of these children rely on essential, life-saving equipment to enjoy a life that is free from unnecessary discomfort and suffering – but this equipment is often denied or delayed by statutory services. Newlife works tirelessly to give these children the equipment and quality of life they deserve.

Find our more on their webiste.