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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
I can vividly remember the first time I heard The Ballad of Lucy Jordan. This song/story of a suburban housewife was electrifying and its feminist message was part of a transformation at university from girl with vague ideas about gender politics to full-fledged feminist and politically engaged adult. That’s the power of protest songs: Sometimes […]
A couple of weeks back I was stopped in my tracks – or by the tracks – as I read a very simple tube platform poster about Action For Children’s campaign to update the 80 year old law on child neglect. I was on my way to pick up my daughter from her lovely little […]
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