October 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.

Team Margot

You're unique. You might be the only one who can save a life. 
If you're aged between 17-55 & are in general good health, you can save the life of someone with blood cancer. 

Please join the stem cell register. Team Margot is calling on 1.1 million people to be potential bone marrow donors. 

To mark their Registration Day, you can join Team Margot at KidZania London on 7 October from 4pm - 8pm. Tickets are available for only £10

Walk the Walk

Have you always thought about taking part in the iconic MoonWalk London, but never taken the plunge? 

Breast Cancer charity Walk the Walk is celebrating 20 years of The MoonWalk London on Saturday 13 May 2017 and entries are open now! This iconic challenge sees thousands of women, men and young people aged from 13 upwards walk a half or full marathon through the streets of London at midnight, wearing the charity's trademark brightly decorated bras. Sign up now and do something really positive for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Raise money, raise awareness, get fit and have fun!  

UK Sepsis Trust

The UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) is working closely with the release of Starfish, a new film which tells the true story – tragic and hugely uplifting – of one family’s battle with sepsis.

From the makers of My Left Foot and Bloody Sunday, Starfish explores the devastating consequences of undiagnosed sepsis through the real life story of Tom Ray (played by Tom Riley) who lost his arms, legs and part of his face after being left in A&E, undiagnosed and untreated, for 9 hours. Starfish has the unprecedented power to help parents recognise sepsis symptoms, and to act fast when they do.

Opening to the public on October 28th, Starfish’s release will precede the November roll-out of UKST’s public awareness campaign, which empowers everyone to “Just Ask: could it be sepsis?”. 

The Future Leaders Trust

Children find mums more inspiring than celebrities. 

To celebrate 10 years of The Future Leaders Trust improving outcomes for every child, the charity carried out a survey to find out who inspires children - and it turns out it's their mums! They asked 1,500 children aged 7-18 to name their top three most inspiring people. 34% chose ‘my Mum’ and 22% ‘my Dad’. Others included ‘my friend’ and ‘my teacher’. No individual celebrity - the most popular of which was Cristiano Ronaldo - was named by more than 7% of children. 

“My mum is inspirational because she encourages me to do my very best and no matter what, she always makes me smile,” said Neamh, aged 10, from Northumberland. 

James Toop, CEO Designate of The Future Leaders Trust and Teaching Leaders, said: “The results of the survey highlight the significance of parental engagement in inspiring their children to achieve their potential at school and fulfil their dreams.”

The Trust is calling on schools and parents to work together even more closely to inspire and broaden the aspirations of the next generation. 


Being groped in the corridor, hands up our skirts in the yard, being shown pornographic images in class, sexual comments about our bodies – we know that sexual harassment in school happens to us, to our friends, and to girls everywhere.

Three in five girls and young women across the UK say they’ve experienced sexual harassment at school or college, including sexual taunts and unwanted touching. We need urgent action to end this widespread and often hidden scandal.

Girlguiding believe all girls and young women deserve to feel safe and happy at school. Sign their petition and help make safer schools a top priority.

Orangutan Foundation

The Orangutan Foundation are calling on you to bake a cake to celebrate Orangutan Awareness Week! The annual event, running from 7th to 13th November, provides a focus for groups and individuals to raise awareness about orangutans and their rainforest habitat.

The theme is 'Orangutans and the Rainforest', and the Orangutan Foundation will welcome as guest judges Orangutan Foundation patron and wildlife presenter Patrick Aryee, and Great British Bake Off 2015 finalist Ian Cumming. 

To enter, email a photo of your cake, along with your name, address and contact details, to info@orangutan.org.uk. Entries will be assessed in two categories: children 15 and under, and adults 16+. The deadline is Friday 11 November -- and remember, it's all about the design! Share your cake with #GOBO

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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