Guest Campaigns: September 2019

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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.

Sustrans – Bike to School Week

Sustrans is inviting families across the UK to take part in Bike to School Week (23 – 27 September) to celebrate cycling and the benefits of travelling actively for children.

It’s a great opportunity for parents to instil a love of cycling and lifelong healthy lifestyle in their children. Plus, it's a fantastic way to get warmed up for the Big Pedal in spring. Parents can also download a free 'Guide to walking, cycling and scooting' and take part in a photo competition for a chance to win a brand new bike from Frog Bikes.

To find out more information, please visit their website.

Winston’s Wish – Hope After Suicide

While awareness of suicide in the UK is increasingly higher, awareness of the impact of suicide on the children left behind is not.

In the UK, on average, someone takes their own life every 90 minutes. Many of these may be the parents and siblings of children who are left overwhelmed and bewildered by what has happened – desperate for support.

UK childhood bereavement charity, Winston’s Wish, pledges to raise awareness and support for the thousands of children who are bereaved by suicide each year, through the release of a short film entitled #HopeAfterSuicide.

If you are supporting a child who has been bereaved by suicide, Winston’s Wish provides individual guidance and information on how to talk to children about this type of death, as well as offering on-going support for grieving families and
professionals supporting a grieving child.

To find out more about the campaign and the work of Winston’s Wish, click here.

British Red Cross – Save a Life

The British Red Cross is committed to building a future generation of lifesavers. For the first time, after ten years of campaigning with other partners, school children across England will learn first aid skills as part of the new curriculum from September 2020.

To celebrate World First Aid Day, the British Red Cross is encouraging everyone to learn
lifesaving skills by downloading their free first-aid app, available for Apple via iTunes or
Android via Google Play.

For more information, please visit their website.

Genesis Research Trust – Cycle Northern Vietnam 2020

Genesis Research Trust fund vital medical research into infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth and reproductive cancers. With your support, they can prevent these tragedies from happening.

They need women like you to take on the challenge of a lifetime to support their work.

Explore Vietnam’s spectacular landscape and immerse yourself in its rich history and culture. You will cycle past picturesque rice paddies, through limestone peaks, and pass vibrant towns and villages, all to help save the lives of women and babies.

To find out more please visit their website

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity – RBC Race for the Kids

RBC Race for the Kids is returning to Hyde Park this Autumn on Saturday 12 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 tenth 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, please visit their website.

The Royal Society for Public Health – Scroll Free September

With its almost universal reach and unprecedented ability to connect people from all walks of life, social media holds great potential to support good mental health and wellbeing.

But have you ever thought about your relationship with social media? Even making you a little anti-social?

By taking notice of which elements of social media make you feel good and which make you feel bad, participating in Scroll Free September could help you build a healthier, more balanced relationship with social media in the future – where your use is conscious and mindful, and where you are the one in control.

To find out more visit their website.