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Words of wisdom we can all live by #MyWisdom

Bloggers share words of wisdom every day. At our #MyWisdom Twitter chat, sponsored by Remember a Charity, we asked you to share your messages about life to mark Remember a Charity Week.     Remember A Charity has a simple message: It wants people to remember a charity in their wills – any charity, any cause […]

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#NepalNow : A recycling centre that makes a difference

Bishnu’s hands work fast. She grabs a plastic bottle from the large bag in front of her and twists off the lid, smoothly tossing it into the small bucket near her feet. Her craft knife flicks, slicing through the label, cutting out the small strip of glue that held it in place, severing the coloured collar left behind on the neck of […]

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#BloggersBeatingCancer How you can help

Blogger Emma from Island Living 365 turned the loss of losing a loved one into something positive, inspiring her and Mumzilla to create #BloggersBeatingCancer, a virtual coffee morning to raise money. Here she shares her story… Cancer. A word that none of us want to hear. It has been estimated that 9 million people died […]

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Remember a Charity Week 12 -18 Sept @remembercharity

Would you like to pass on something legendary? Remember A Charity Week is asking the nation to reflect on the wisdom passed between the generations. You can start by joining in our sponsored Twitter chat on 16th September. In celebration Aardman Animations Ltd, creators of Wallace and Gromit have released a new short film. The animated […]

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#NepalNow : How to rebuild a village post-earthquake

  In two small rooms in a newly constructed brick structure — soon to be a family home in Bhurunchuli, an hour and a half outside of Kathmandu — it seems the whole village has turned up. The men, women and children are crowded round the doorways and leaning in the window frames, all here to see the […]

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#NepalNow: Why BritMums is going to Nepal

It was an unexpected call. Or in this case, email. Coca-Cola got in touch, telling us a bit about the work it has done in Nepal for disaster relief in the wake of the devastating 2015 earthquake and about its 5by20 programme, empowering women in small entrepreneurship across its supply chain. They were taking a […]

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Team Honk is back in 2016

Team Honk is back for a fourth year of bringing bloggers together to fundraise for Comic/Sport Relief. In 2013 we bagged Snowdon, in 2014 we relayed from Lands End to John O Groats and in 2015 we danced ourselves silly at Wembley. We’ve raised £80,000 to date, but we know there is lots more to […]

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5 reasons your blog should support a charity

Being a part of a charity’s campaigns can reap all kinds of benefits. This post from our friends at Marie Curie outlines why you might want to get involved with their or other causes. From taking part in a fundraising event to donating some of your hard earned cash to simply signing up petition, there […]

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Giving Tuesday: Be part of it – donate to Pump Aid today

Can one day make a difference? Yes, it can — to an entire community in Malawi. One day can give the gift of clean water to an entire community. And it can happen today: Giving Tuesday. What will you give? Give the gift of clean water and health today! Donate today – Giving Tuesday – […]

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Gifts that give back

The end of this week will see the Christmas sales madness starting in earnest as ‘Black Friday’ sales pop up everywhere. However it is possible to do your Christmas shopping and do your bit for charity too. Our round-up editors are a savvy bunch, so we asked them for their recommendations of gifts that give […]

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Help ensure clean water for families like yours

We take it for granted. Every time we turn on a kitchen tap, wash our hands, drink from a fountain or go the toilet, in the UK we know the water we’re using or drinking is clean and safe. But that simple benefit is out of reach for many families, affecting their health and their […]

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SIDS: Teddy’s wish

Jennifer Reid author of  ‘Life after Eddie’ has set up a charity Teddy’s Wish since the devastating loss of her 12 week old baby. Here she shares with BritMums part of her journey. She says, ‘I was, I am, and will always be, a mummy to my blue eyed boy.’ Baby Loss Awareness week was set […]

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SIDS: A father shares his experience

  Paul Scully-Sloan, author of Daddy’s with Angels and the founder of the support group on Facebook tells BritMums of the moment he discovered his son TJ had passed away in his cot. SIDS is an abbreviation for Sudden Infant Death syndrome. This post is part of a collection in support for Baby Loss Awareness […]

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Losing a baby: Twinkle Twinkle

Louise is a full time mum and a part time neonatal nurse, here she shares her side of the sad tale of losing a baby. Louise read Twinkle twinkle as a keynote at BritMums Live, here she shares it again with us in support of Baby Loss Awareness week. Twinkle twinkle little star is one […]

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Their arms ache but are not empty

  Louise is a full time mum and a part time neonatal nurse, here she shares her side of the sad tale of losing a baby for BritMums Baby Loss Awareness week. The twins lie side by side on the pillow, their little faces turned towards each other in the same way that I imagine […]

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Stillborn: A father’s perspective

9th  –  15th October is Baby Loss Awareness week in the UK. Today David Monteith shares what it is like for a father of a stillborn child.   You lived what anybody gets…you got a lifetime. No more. No less. You got a Lifetime — Death from the Sandman by Neil Gaiman   My daughter Grace […]

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HELLP Pre-eclampsia: Baby Loss Awareness Week

Most of us have heard of pre-eclampsia but HELLP? That one is new to me as it was to Leigh Kendall author of Headspace Perspective who shares with us today her thoughts on Baby Loss and urges us to break the barriers and talk to parents suffering loss. 2014 began with me as an excited expectant mother: now […]

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Stillborn: Baby Loss Awareness Week

Mary Smith got in touch with BritMums recently, ‘I am a parenting blogger writing about lots of things but with a focus on infant loss and specifically, a joyful life despite our loss. Our daughter was stillborn at term last year and this journey has been horrendous. It has been helpful, both to me and my […]

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