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Save the Children’s Den Day – build a better world.

Get your kids to unleash their imaginations and build amazing Dens to raise money for Save the Children’s lifesaving work. By taking part you’ll help make life better for children around the world Save the Children is launching Den Day, a super-fun family fundraiser which invites the British public to pick a date between 29th […]

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Cycling around Britain: Fern Britton raises funds for prevention of miscarriage

Fern, 57, has been cycling 57 miles a day from John O’Groats to Land’s End since the 1st May. Her aim is to raise at least £57,000 money that will be used to fund research into the prevention of miscarriage in pregnancy. She is inviting everyone to join her as she passes through towns and cities of Great […]

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How to sponsor a cat with Cats Protection charity

Cats Protection is a national charity that looks after lots of lovely kittens and cats that are in need. We sent our Charity Editor, Kate on a family visit to find out more. Kate comments: “We were really impressed with the cleanliness and facilities for the cats. They had indoor and outdoor space and had […]

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Missy B running in the London Marathon

  On 26th April I will be facing the challenge of a life time and attempting to complete the London Marathon. I have never been a runner but, bizarrely, the marathon is something that I have always wanted to do.  I am running the marathon on behalf of Genetic Disorders UK, an amazing charity who […]

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Digital Influencers make a difference when they work together

Vaccine education on Rwanda, Image Credit: ONE/Carl Forti I’m sure many of you know I’m a passionate ambassador for the ONE campaign. I join over 6 million people across the globe who choose to come together to work with ONE to campaign and be an advocate for those living in poverty, especially in Africa. Together […]

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How families can lovingly cope with dementia

Dementia affects so many people directly and through their parents, relatives, colleagues and friends. It can be a heart-breaking condition and yet there are very simple things we can do to help. You can make a difference by signing up to become a Dementia Friend. Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society joined forces last […]

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Put the Brakes on Smoking: Smokefree Homes & Cars

Most of us know that secondhand smoke can be harmful, but research shows we don’t really know how much. We think smoking near a cracked car window or waving the smoke away can make all the difference. In fact, more than 80% of secondhand smoke, whether exhaled or curling from the end of the cigarette, […]

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The Husky Trail Challenge: Huskies, camping and cold

  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 supports Team Honk: How you can too

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 […]

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Comic Relief: Support Team Honk in 2015

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 […]

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Quit Smoking this No Smoking Day

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 […]

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Team Honk #LastingChange update after Kenya

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 […]

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BritMums interviews Hugh Dennis on his ActionAid appeal

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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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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Come eat cake in aid of Bake-A-Wish

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 […]

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I’m making a difference, you can too…

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 […]

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Kids Company needs Government funding NOW

  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 […]

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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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