September Guest Campaigns

The Big Draw | The Military Wives Choirs | The Case for Play | Make a Mother's Day | Carers Trust | For The Love Of... | 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 September 2015 Guest Campaigns below.

The Big Draw

The Big Draw is the world's biggest drawing festival. There are thousands of enjoyable, and free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators - and each other. Anyone can arrange a Big Draw.

Over 1000 different groups, from families to national museums, join in from 1 - 31 Oct. The theme for The Big Draw 2015 is 'Every Drawing Tells A Story'.

The organisers believe drawing is a universal language and that #drawingchangeslives. The Big Draw is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can't!

The Military Wives Choirs

The Military Wives Choirs Foundation is a charity that brings women in the military community closer together through singing. Their network of choirs exists to help women support each other through the challenges of military life, such as separation from partners during deployments, being posted away from family and friends and personal health issues. 

Being able to join a Military Wives Choir makes a positive difference, providing opportunities to build friendships, develop skills and improve well-being. 

They need to raise funds to support their network of 75 choirs for the benefit of our Forces and their families wherever they are based.

'The Case for Play'

Play is a crucial part of every child's development - it helps them to develop social and communication skills and learn about the world around them. Despite this, parents of children with complex disabilities often struggle to find places to play that are accessible, and are not fully supported to play with their children successfully.

The UK deafblind charity, Sense, is campaigning for better access to play opportunities for children with complex disabilities.  If you are the parent of a child with complex needs you can help them by filling in a short survey, to share your experiences of play.

'Make A Mother's Day'

International water aid charity, Just a Drop, is issuing a rally cry to UK mothers to join their Mums Army campaign to help free mothers in the developing world from their long trek to collect the filthy water their families have to rely on each and every day. 

Sign up with your friends to run fun events to raise money and make a real difference to the lives of others. You could try a sponsored family jerry can walk, host a coffee morning, organise a pamper evening or even set up a crowdfund! Help Just A Drop ‘make a mother’s day’.

Carers Trust

One in 10 of us is a carer and three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our lives. Almost all of us will know a carer. Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers, is urging everyone to wake up to the realities of caring by joining its biggest national fundraising campaign to help support the UK's seven million unpaid carers. 

Simply hold a breakfast event from September 14th and donate to Carers Trust. Enjoy tea and toast with some work colleagues, cereal with the school mums or a fry up with the family. All proceeds go towards Carers Trust's vital work with carers.

For The Love Of... 

Everyone loves something that could be affected by climate change. Whether it’s chocolate, oak trees, migrating birds or our iconic coastline, the things we love most are under threat from our changing climate. The Climate Coalition brings together organisations, and their supporters, from a range of focuses and backgrounds, such as conservation, global poverty alleviation, education and healthcare, all calling for stronger action to be taken for the climate. For The Love an innovative and interactive campaign. By using a range of tools such as social media, craft and events, the Climate Coalition is creating the space for people to speak to their political leaders, tell them what we love and don’t want to lose to climate change, and ask them to make the important decisions needed to tackle it. 


Mumsnet Campaigns

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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