October Guest Campaigns

World's Largest Lesson | Bake it Better Week | Send A Cow | TREE AID | Remember A Charity | Street Child | Railway Children | The Soil AssociationMake A Mother's Day | Mumsnet 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 October 2015 Guest Campaigns below.

World's Largest Lesson

The World's Largest Lesson aims to inspire a generation of children to champion the new UN Global Goals. These Goals are a plan to make sure that our children grow up in a world without extreme poverty, inequality and injustice, or the threat of climate change. 

From 28 September 2015, the World's Largest Lesson is being taught in over 100 countries, with the help of free and multilingual resources downloadable online. These include lesson plans, a comic book, educator's guide, and a six-minute animated film written by Sir Ken Robinson and introduced by global celebrities.

Bake it Better Week 2015

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity is asking budding bakers across the UK to butter up their colleagues, friends and classmates by holding a bake sale to raise vital dough during Bake it Better Week (19-25 October 2015). 

Now in its fifth year, the 2015 charity appeal aims to raise more than £200,000 from bake sales across the UK. The money raised will go towards rebuilding of the hospital, supporting ground-breaking research, funding the most up-to-date equipment and providing accommodation and other support services for children and their families.

Send A Cow

Living on an empty stomach and choosing which child will get to eat that night is a fact of life for Amanuel and Felekech and families like them across Africa - but it needn't be.

Send a Cow's Planting Hope appeal will give families the confidence and knowledge they need to grow their own food and sell the surplus; beating poverty for good.

And the UK government is doubling your money! Yes, it's true. - every £1 you donate between 1 October and 31 December 2015 will be matched by the UK government, so together we can all Plant Hope across Africa.


A child dies of hunger and malnutrition every two minutes in the African drylands. Today Jamila will go without any food at all, just so her children can have something to eat. A mother's love is a universal language, however the majority of us will never have to face the choices that Jamila does.

TREE AID's Grow Hope appeal aims to raise £250,000 to help 32,000 families, like Jamila's, learn how to grow trees for food and income - providing a sustainable living.

It's a simple solution for a life-threatening issue. Together we can plant a seed that'll grow to empower and support the families of African drylands. Feed a child, save a life. Donate now. 

Remember A Charity

Remember A Charity Week ran from 7-13 September 2015. The awareness week launched with an Extreme Will-Writing campaign documentary which showcased participants in their sixties and above, who signed their will at 10,000 feet before skyping down to land. 

The campaign encouraged the public with the message: "you don't have to go to extremes to become a Living Legend, leaving a gift in your will is legendary enough".

Street Child

Ebola caused tragic scenes in West Africa last summer; just over a year later and around 15,000 children have been orphaned and thousands more left traumatised and vulnerable to exploitation. Without the chance to go to school, young children - girls in particular - run a higher risk of being forced into parenthood or even prostitution. 

Street Child Ambassador Nick Hewer is asking the incredible parents of Mumsnet and their families to help these vulnerable children regain their childhood. Children are amazing, surprising and resilient... but they also need support, guidance and love. The legacy of Ebola is real and it is still of truly crisis proportions. 

Railway Children

The UK government is matching every pound donated to Railway Children's If I grow up appeal before 22 January 2016. 
Thousands of children in East Africa are battling to survive on the streets. Children who've run away from poverty, violence and neglect at home are now homeless and alone, prey to pimps, abusers and gangs. 
Railway Children rescues children from the streets and gives them a brighter future. Its If I grow up appeal is raising money to expand vital work in East Africa and reach more vulnerable children. 

The Soil Association

The Soil Association is campaigning as part of the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics to end misuse of antibiotics in farming. In the UK, huge quantities of antibiotics are used on farm animals, often routinely and preventatively - even when no disease has been diagnosed.
The misuse of drugs on healthy animals is contributing to the emergence of resistance in life-threatening human infections. 
When the drugs no longer work, routine operations and procedures and common infections may once again kill. To safeguard vital drugs for future generations, the Soil Association is calling for the routine preventative use of antibiotics in groups of healthy animals to stop. 

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