About Kate Davis-Holmes

Kate Davis-Holmes is a writer and blogger. She is married with 3 children. After obtaining a law degree from Cambridge University, Kate spent 20 years working in local and national organisations. She has experience of project management. media relations, events organisation, advice-giving and the facilitation of learning groups. Kate’s interests include bargain-hunting, reading, travelling and cookery. She has a passion for helping good causes and seeing women get a fairer deal in society.

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Fridays is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day

Will you wear a Christmas jumper for a great cause? Friday 12th December is officially Christmas Jumper Day and raises vital funds for Save the Children UK. How to get involved The concept is very simple. You wear a festive jumper and you make a donation. Suggested donations are £2 for adults and £1 for […]

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Adopting a new identity on Bonfire Night

What does Bonfire Night mean to your family? Perhaps you attend a community bonfire, make a Guy Fawkes or indulge in some tasty treats. For me, 5th November is a very special day. It is the day I became part of the Holmes family. My adoptive parents had two teenage sons and they had always […]

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Raising awareness of charities through blogging

It is great to see so many people raising awareness of charities through blogging. My absolutely favourite post this month is perhaps not surprising seeing as I am a Yorkshire lass with a liking for our regional pudding. To be serious, I know I take communication for granted with my children and suspect I am […]

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Charity challenges & appeals for bloggers

We have seen charity hitting our media outlets and timelines in a big way during the Summer. The blogging community were delighted to hear of the safe arrival of baby Beatrice to our lovely Jennie last month. Matilda Mae remains in hearts and minds. Please check out a video showing just one of the bloggers […]

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Book club: The Judas Scar by Amanda Jennings

Does a good book add to your Summer holiday? What will you be popping in the suitcase this year? BritMums book club members recently read The Judas Scar by Amanda Jennings. The book is described as a domestic thriller which immediately intrigued me and made me anticipate something a little different. The story introduces us […]

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Charity and social media

What are the links between charity and social media? If ever we needed convincing that social media can change the world when it comes to charity endeavour, the story of Stephen Sutton did just that. Describing himself as an average teenager, he shared his bucket list on Facebook and started raising money for the Teenage […]

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Charity Appeals and Champions

I have really enjoyed putting together this month’s charity round-up partly because it features bloggers who I am honoured to call online friends. These are some of the bloggers who no matter what challenges they are facing in their own lives will be reaching out to raise awareness and/or funds whilst supporting individuals and families […]

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Charity round-up: Good hearts can make a huge difference

If you could help a good cause, why would you not do so? That makes me believe from the standpoint that most people have good hearts that what people tell themselves is … “But I can’t make a difference!” This month’s round-up challenges that belief system and demonstrates how simple actions can move mountains. Charity […]

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35 holiday gems: Top family travel destinations

At our #HolidayGems Twitter party on  January 7, we shared our dream holidays in Europe and the world beyond for fun and a chance to win prizes. We heard about the secret gems you’d recommend to friends as well as your wish-list spots! The party was sponsored by HolidayGems, a site that provides UK travellers […]

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Helping Cancer Research UK by giving up booze

With the New Year comes the time for fresh starts and personal challenges. Giving up alcohol for January is a common goal, and Cancer Research UK is harnessing that impulse with its “Dryathlon”, in which people can raise money by banning the booze for a month. Leading the charge in our community is BritMums’ social […]

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Breast cancer is not yesterday’s problem

It’s shocking that some people believe we can afford to invest less in fighting breast cancer; that enough work has already been done. Breast cancer is not yesterday’s cause and the need for Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s work has never been greater. Breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, affecting 50,000 […]

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40 tips for making family travel easier

How do you make family travel less stressful? Do you stick to your usual routines or relax the rules? What makes family travel easier? BritMums — along with cohosts, Anneli Faiers (@Delicieux_fr) and Paul Steele (@paul_steele), founder of BaldHiker.com and VisitBritain contributor — organised a Twitter party all about family travel, hashtag #HyattWLFG. It was […]

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Do the IN Thing for Cancer Research

Fancy a night IN with your female friends? Throughout November, Cancer Research are inviting women to take part in The IN Thing and host a girl’s night IN. When did you last get together with the girls? What would you like to do? Will it be a fancy dinner party or something a little wilder? […]

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51 egg meal ideas from breakfast to dinner

We discovered just how quickly we can rustle up a quick tasty meal in our Twitter party all about eggs.  Whatever the time of day or occasion, there is a great egg recipe waiting for you to try. Discover the great dishes BritMums love to make…and eat. September 30 – 6 October is British Egg […]

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Charity Round-up: Walk, run or have coffee?

This month’s charity round-up is nothing if not diverse.  That reflects the sector itself which includes international and very local agencies, well-funded organisations and others that survive on a shoestring.  Some charities are run only by volunteers, some have paid staff and some have a mix of the two. Over to the blog posts that […]

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Have a cuppa and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Do you enjoy getting together with others for a lovely cup of coffee and perhaps a slice of cake? Would you enjoy supporting a great cause whilst doing so? Macmillan Cancer Support are asking you to get involved in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning which takes place on 27th September 2013. Last year, 115 000 […]

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45 tips for stress-free family travel

With the summer holidays here, lots of families will be travelling and sometimes that can be stressful. Here are tips on making family holidays less stressful and happier, from our #happyfamilytravel Twitter party. The party was sponsored by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, which gives tips to parents around planning holidays and journeys. Check out www.WVRUKtraveltips.com. Follow […]

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Charity Round-up: You can make a difference

I am sure you will join with the whole BritMums team in expressing our condolences to the family and friends of Susan Taylor who died during a charity swim across the English Channel this week.  Susan was raising money for two amazing charities so if you feel minded and able to do so, please do […]

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