Guest Campaigns: October 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.

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

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation – Swim the Distance

Lung Cancer is the biggest cancer killer in both men and women. Each year it claims more lives than breast and bowel cancer combined.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has launched its 2018 Swim the Distance Campaign to support those affected.

Swim the Distance is open to all ages and abilities. Simply register, pick the distance you would like to complete and head down to your local swimming pool at a time that suits you throughout November.

You can choose to complete your swim in one go, or over the course of the month as a team or as an individual – then claim your medal and certificate.

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

Safer Tourism Foundation – #Poolsafety

Save lives with #poolsafety

Serious swimming pool accidents ruin hundreds of holidays and sadly, many lives too.

We’re asking Mumsnetters to help us save lives and avoid tragedy. Just share our video and tips with friends and family jetting off for some late summer sun.

For more information about what we do and how we do it, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Safer Tourism aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths, injuries and illnesses for people travelling abroad.

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

Mental Health Foundation – Make It Count

With more and more school children struggling to cope with their mental health, the Mental Health Foundation has launched a new campaign: ‘Make it Count’. They are campaigning to ensure every child in the UK receives an education with mental health at its heart, because mental health is not extracurricular.

Teachers, leadership, the curriculum, children, and access to support all contribute to creating a mentally healthy, nurturing environment for children and young people.

The Mental Health Foundation are calling on the government and schools to address all these elements to deliver effective change.

Join the Make It Count movement

Childhood Eye Cancer Trust – Dot the Uninvisible Friend

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust has launched a multichannel campaign – featuring characters Alice and her ‘Uninvisible Friend’ Dot – to raise awareness of retinoblastoma (Rb), a rare and aggressive eye cancer that affects babies and children.

The campaign aims to educate parents about the disease and its symptoms. Children with Rb often appear perfectly healthy, which can lead to delays in diagnosis. However, they can begin to lose their sight with the tumour impairing their vision. Due to their age, they aren’t always able to communicate this to their parents, believing it to be normal.

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

Amnesty International – The UK’s Biggest Family Photo Album

We want to create the UK’s biggest collection of family photos to show the Home Secretary that the UK public believes in keeping families together.

Family photos capture wonderful moments of togetherness – the first day of school, a birthday party, a holiday snap, a candid moment of love. But for refugees separated from their families by unfair UK rules, such photos are often the only connection to a family often hundreds or even thousands of miles away.

Sajid Javid could change these rules and make a lasting difference to refugees in the UK. You have the power to make this a reality.

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

My Power Hour – Breast Cancer Haven

In October the clocks go back and we all gain an extra hour.

We are asking everyone to unleash the power of their extra hour by turning it into a Power Hour by doing something amazing to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Haven.

Breast Cancer Haven is the charity that supports women through their breast cancer treatment and beyond.
When breast cancer tries to rob a woman of her individuality, her confidence or her strength, we provide a free tailored package of emotional, physical and practical support that helps her hold on to them.

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