Guest Campaigns: September 2017

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.

Disabled Children's Partnership

The Disabled Children’s Partnership’s The Secret Life of Us campaign has been developed in close partnership with parents to bring to life the realities of the challenges disabled children, young people and their families face living a life many of us take for granted.

With 43% of people in the UK saying they do not know someone with a disability and 67% admitting they are uncomfortable talking to someone with a disability, we know that people simply do not understand challenges faced by families caring for a disabled child every day.

The Disabled Children's Partnership want to raise awareness and understanding, in order to encourage real change from our politicians.

To find out more, please click here.

Baby Lifeline UK M.U.M Awards

M.U.M. stands for Maternity Unit Miracles. These unique awards are created by Baby Lifeline to recognise the team work of maternity healthcare professionals and their exceptional and dedicated work. They would like you to enter your story of a ‘miracle’ baby who has survived a difficult pregnancy and birth, thanks to the professional care given.

Bringing a baby safely into the world is not easy and requires a team effort. Combining the skills of midwives, obstetricians, neonatal doctors and nurses, anaesthetists, GP’s and paramedics – The UK M.U.M Awards ™ 2017 are giving you the chance to say thank you.

To find out more, please click here.

GOSH Race for kids

The RBC Race for the Kids 5k family fun run returns this year with a fresh autumn look on Saturday 7 October in an exciting new venue, London’s iconic Hyde Park. This year is expected to be the biggest yet, helping to raise even more money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, the inclusive fun run will see children, parents and grandparents run, walk, scoot or wheel around the course in support of the world-famous children’s hospital.

Supported by Royal Bank of Canada, this unique event sees thousands of supporters come together to raise vital funds to make a difference to the lives of seriously ill children from across the UK.

To find out more, or to sign up, click here.

Chwarae Teg

As the leading gender equality charity in Wales, Chwarae Teg works work with women to build skills and confidence so that they can progress in the workplace.

They work with businesses to develop an inclusive environment that gives women equal opportunities to succeed.

Currently they are delivering a FREE Career Development Programme for eligible women working in Wales to develop team leader and management skills. It is fully funded by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government, as part of the Agile Nation 2 project. The dedicated team at Chwarae Teg provides expert coaching, mentoring and training to empower women to reach their potential.

To find out more, click here.

World Child Cancer

Stop the Childhood Cancer Clock aims to increase public understanding of childhood cancer in developing countries and raise funds to help reduce the number of children needlessly dying.

Every 3 minutes a child with cancer dies in a developing country. In the developed world, a child with cancer has an 80% chance of survival, whereas in the developing world this can be as low as 10%.

World Child Cancer aims to address this issue through solutions which increase awareness of childhood cancer, reduce misdiagnosis and support families pushed further into poverty due to the costs they have to bear. Every donation made during this appeal will be doubled by the UK Government.

To find out more, click here.

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.