Nellie Pompoms is off on a Husky Trail Challenge and all for raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity, she shares why she’s been inspired to take on this challenge. I’ve surprised myself and everyone around me! You see I am lazy. Not lazy as in “doesn’t do anything lazy” as I do lots, […]
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BritMums has been a big supporter of Comic Relief, Sport Relief and Team Honk for a while now. We’ve featured guest posts, tweeted along with the campaign, proudly featured Red Nose Day director Emma Freud at BritMums Live, cheered on Team Honk and even dressed up as Rich Uncle Pennybags for Honkopoly. The work that […]
You’ve likely seen at least one of Comic Relief’s moving appeals from Africa, showing the public the incredible difference their money is making. These broadcasts have a huge role to play in helping to fuel the millions that are donated each year. Annie from Mammasaurus, Penny from A Residence and PS, and Tanya from Mummy […]
To inspire parents to give up smoking this No Smoking Day, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is educating parents on the dangerous effects of second hand smoke or ‘passive smoke’ on their children. Passive smoke is a cause of short- and long-term illness in others and is particularly harmful to children – especially in enclosed […]
BritMums were delighted to hangout with Team Honk earlier this week as they returned from their Comic Relief trip to Kenya full of news and enthusiasm to spread the word of #lastingchange as far and as wide as they possibly can. Annie Spratt, Tanya Barrow and Penny Alexander have been dedicating their time to Team […]
Hugh Dennis, the actor and comedian probably best known to many of us from Outnumbered, has a more serious side in his work with ActionAid. Dennis has been sponsoring a child for years but this year visited Myanmar in Burma, where one in four people live below the poverty line and met his own sponsored […]
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 […]
Here’s an invitation you won’t want to miss: Come eat cake, for a good cause. Yes, that’s right. Earlier this month Bake-A-Wish® and Fairy Liquid invited families to submit pictures of their ideal fairytale cake, with one chosen to turn into a real cake. The idea: break the Guinness World Records™ title for the world’s […]
Six out of ten of the world’s poorest people are women. It is a fact that poverty is gendered but it is a crazy fact as the research shows that women are more likely to invest their earnings in their children and families and because they do this they become agents of change. Communities start to […]
Our Green and Ethical commentator Ali Clifford writes: The alarming news that the Kids Company charity run by Camila Batmanghelidjh, won’t survive beyond Christmas as it’s struggling to find the £2million a month that is costs to run it… large numbers of children are turning to the charity needing child protection, child mental health assistance, and […]
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 […]
You may have seen a tweet or Facebook share about a campaign for a special boy – Loom to the Moon. Over the last year my family has been through the most unimaginable heartache, watching my cousin’s gorgeous little boy Skye’s battle with an aggressive brain tumour. The journey through this tortuous time has been […]
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 […]
Emma Day is mum of three beautiful children including twins. She loves poetry, dancing, music and writing. She blogs about her journey with Thyroid Cancer and raises money for Cancer Research UK. Read more on Crazy with Twins To many people, Cancer is not something they think about on a daily basis. To many people, Cancer is […]
Drum roll please… We are really excited to announce that the award-winning, fun-raising phenomenon commonly known as TEAM HONK is officially back for 2014. All you people who made Team Honk rock so much last year and all you who fancy some fun this year. We’re so grateful to BritMums for giving us the […]
Christmas is the time of year when so many of us want to give to others who would otherwise go without. Liz Jarvis from The Mum Blog talks about choosing a charity that fits with her philosophy. A few years ago, Rosie Shelley and I were invited to visit UNICEF’s headquarters in Copenhagen, where we […]
Action Medical Research are launching their 2014 Ride 100 series of cycling events on 5 November – remember, remember the 5th of November! These rides throughout the UK offer a choice of route options, and many will also offer a DIVA option for female cyclists both novice and more experienced. The Sussex DIVA ride is […]
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