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 [...]
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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 [...]
Quite a few bloggers have opened up their blogs to make room for charities close to their hearts to have a voice and reach a wider audience. Charities in return have discovered that the word of mouth approach that a blogger offers is an excellent means to spread their message far and wide. Jen Howze, [...]
Do you remember your favourite book from childhood? Are your children learning to read or do you look back with fond memories of the days when they cracked the code and discovered the joy of reading? Did you know there is a global literacy crisis caused by poor nutrition? Save the Children’s ground-breaking new report [...]
May 19-25 is National Epilepsy Week. David Ford, Chief Executive of the charity Young Epilepsy, talks about the devastating effect this little known condition can have on a young person’s life. Epilepsy can affect every aspect of a young person’s life; their education, mental health and even the ability to form relationships. This would be [...]
Rebecca Dodd is the North West and North East Community Fundraiser for the Meningitis Trust. She needs to spread her important message wide and far please help her. Find her on Twitter and Facebook she’s back to tell us all about Toddle Waddle… Let me tell you a little bit about Toddle Waddles. Thirteen years ago The Meningitis Trust set up an [...]
Would you like to take part in a fundraising activity where your children can come along too for a fun family day out? The Genesis Research Trust has launched the Silver Cross Pramathon 2013. It takes place at Marble Hill Park, Twickenham on 23rd June. They have joined forces with Silver Cross and Channel Five’s Milkshake! to create a festival of family [...]
The word “Fundraising” is almost unique in its ability to elicit groans of irritation from some and gasps of excitement from others. Parents, teachers and club leaders everywhere are charged with the sleepless-night-inducing task of thinking of that most elusive of fundraising ideas – “something different”. In truth, some of the tried and tested methods [...]
Friday 15th March is Red Nose Day 2013 (#RND) and it’s all about Do Something Funny for Money. The money raised enables Comic Relief to help change the lives of poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people both in the UK and Africa. There are loads of ways you can play a vital role in the run-up [...]
#TeamHonk inspired the community with their recent trip to Ghana and broadcasting loud and wide of the #goodwork that Comic Relief have been achieving these past 25 years but was it enough? Oh no, the three of them put their heads together and decided MORE! Annie decided she’d have all her hair cut off to [...]
And just like that it was over and Team Honk were back in the UK. Our trip to Ghana had only been for 48 hours but we certainly felt we had seen and done everything! We visited four projects, all supported by Comic Relief. Ranging from the bakery to a mental health project to a [...]
Blogging is a strange World. So many people I know, just don’t get it. They think it is full of random weirdos who have no friends, who say what they like behind a keyboard, but wouldn’t say boo to a goose in real life. I am sure there are a few bloggers like this, but [...]
Tamsyn Wood is inviting everybody to the Winter Wonderland Ball as she desperately needs your help, if you can’t go maybe you can make a donation and maybe you could help spread the word far and wide so all her efforts have the longest possible reach. The story so far “…So we lived in France, [...]
Mummy Barrow updates us on the blogger trip to Ghana for Red Nose Day. Here’s the latest from the road: Yesterday was a day of extremes. Visiting the Virtuous Women’s Bakery in the morning we knew what to expect, to a degree, having seen it on GBBO last week. Visiting one of the slums in the afternoon, [...]
Mummy Barrow updates us on the blogger trip to Ghana for Red Nose Day. Here’s the latest from the road: Nerves are really kicking in now. There has been so much planning and organization that we haven’t really had time to think about the trip itself. And I don’t mind telling you its emotional. The [...]
Three BritMums bloggers — Penny from Alexander Residence, Tanya from Mummy Barrow and Annie from Mammasaurus — have travelled to Ghana to show the #goodwork that Red Nose Day is helping. Here, Tanya tells more about the project. You know what it is like as a blogger. You get emails offering you all sorts of [...]
In one part of the world, people clear out their refrigerators every week, throwing out vegetables, meat, fish and more that they didn’t eat before the sell by date. In another part of the world, families fill their bellies with low-nutritive meals or go hungry. The food issues affecting the world are frequently in [...]
With all this cold weather, it’s a good idea to inject a little colour in your life. BritMums want to let you know about a charity campaign where you can become a red hot mum or dad. Will you rock up in red, blog about it and add your post and picture to our linky? [...]
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