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.

Childhood Eye Cancer Trust – Dot the Uninvisible Friend

Eye cancer trust dot

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

Amnesty family portrait

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

Guest Campaign power hour

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

RBC Race for the Kids

GOSH run

RBC Race for the Kids is returning to Hyde Park this Autumn on Saturday 13 October and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is urging people to sign up to take part in the inclusive 5K family fun run. The ninth annual event is expected to be bigger than before, helping to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, the inclusive fun run will see children, parents and grandparents run, walk, scoot, wheel or jog around the accessible 5K 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 about the campaign, please visit their website

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. h2.