It is always a privilege to do the charity round-up because there are so many examples of people doing good things out there as bloggers and in many other ways too. I have tried to seek out less well-known bloggers as well as the more familiar names this time round. Remember if you want to use your blog to help good causes, one great way to get involved is to sign up to the Charity Connections – Blogging It Forward group here on BritMums.
- Sarah writes a deeply moving post about the organisation that is helping put her family back together again after the loss of her partner and her child’s Daddy. The incident she recounts in a shop will strike a chord I think with anyone who has struggled with their emotions whilst trying to get on with life in a public place. Please do visit this post and offer your support with a friendly comment http://itwillallbefine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/thankyou-scottys.html
- Here is Stuart a daddy blogger telling us about how he is getting into running in a rather major way to raise funds for Tommy’s. This is the first time I have come across this blog and found it tough to identify just one post to recommend here so here is the story of why he is taking to running in a good cause. http://runrogersrun.wordpress.com/my-story/
- We hear about Afghanistan a lot on the news but how much do we really know about the lives of people out there. This post http://danielasacerdoti.com/en/2011/12/lindas-legacy-for-the-women-of-afghanistan/ from Daniela tells us a little more and also reminds of us the on-going legacy of Linda Norgrove. You will remember that Linda was working as an aid worker when she was kidnapped and subsequently died in a failed rescue attempt in 2010.
- Kate shouts out loud and clear in this post about why it is vital to go for your smear tests. She ties this in with an attempt to raise money for charity. A real wake-up call post that could save lives in more ways than one. http://thesecretlifeofkate.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/if-you-do-one-thing-today-save-your.html
- Did you know that a group of BritMums mum bloggers are working closely on ONE’s Let’s Thrive Campaign? Here is a Laura’s post explaining what it is all about and introducing you to the other #ONEMums. Add your voice to this one and you will help save lives. http://www.chezmummy.com/2012/04/one-campaign-to-end-poverty-and-hunger.html#more
- Janice highlights an important Macmillan campaign about how older people are treated when they experience cancer whilst also telling us of the current difficulties within her family. http://www.aworkingmum.com/index.php/charities/241-the-age-old-excuse. Not an easy read but those are the ones we should read.
- Ruth’s post is a must for all cat-lovers, a real saga of her involvement with cats and now with the new blogger network established by Cats’ Protection. Please visit to find out more and also to try and persuade her other half of the need for a new cat. http://www.geekmummy.com/2012/04/when-i-grow-up-i-want-to-be-a-mad-cat-lady/
- I have included this post about World Water Day as I think it is so easy for us take our water for granted forgetting how clean water is a luxury in many countries. When you run your tap today, rush back and read this post and see if you can help. http://marisworld.co.uk/index.php/2012/03/22/waterthe-stuff-of-life-and-death/
- People do wild and wacky things to raise money for charity but abstaining from chocolate? If you love your chocolate, feel Heidi’s pain as you read her post about the many ways she is helping to raise money for Barnardos prompted by the fact that her Grandfather was helped by them. http://himmethree.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/b-is-forbarnardos.html?spref=tw
- If you are looking for a challenge to participate in, tells us about one concerning living on a small budget for 5 days here http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/live-below-line-campaign-may-7th-11th.html It was difficult to choose just one of Cheryl’s posts as she highlights several charities on her blog so do check have a good look around whilst you are there.
There are some campaigns that attract a lot of blogger involvement. I did not want to pick one blogger over another on these campaigns as several have blogged on these matters in the last month. Please check out these websites for more information.
Give Up Clothes for Cancer Research http://www.tkmaxx.com/page/giveupclothes/give-up-clothes/page/giveupclothes
Avon’s work on domestic violence http://www.avon.uk.com/PRSuite/c_domestic_against.page
Save the Children works with bloggers in a variety of ways http://savethechildren.org
Remember to email your posts on charities and good causes to email@example.com as you do them so that they can be considered for inclusion in the charity round-up next time.
Please add your own Charity Posts to the Linky below