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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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Dad blogger round up: New school term

First of all, an apology from me. I’m a little late in providing this month’s dad blogger round up. I am sure many of you will relate to the reasons why; the Easter holidays. With the beginning of the new school term and the youngest back in the routine of having afternoon naps, I have […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Digital Activism – Shaping the world we live in

Are you an online activists, or want to ramp up leading change in an area you feel passionate about?  We’re honoured to have these digital activism trailblazers at BritMums Live, sharing their experiences and advice in the session “Digital Activism – Charities, campaigning and shaping the world we live in”. Each is experienced in different areas, […]

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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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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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2015 is the year to become a charity blogger

Make a new year’s resolution to lend the support of your blog to a good cause. Charity blogging is one powerful way to ensure your blog makes a difference. Let’s look at some examples of bloggers who did just that during the traditional season of goodwill. Liz shows us how we can jazz up some […]

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Special needs round-up: We’re in full Spring

Welcome back to the Special Needs round-up this month, again packed with inspiring and heart-warming stories from the SEN and disability community. Do link your posts below with any campaign, charity, awareness flags you are flying, or simply to release whatever bee happens to be buzzing around in your bonnet at the moment, to be included […]

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Helping Cancer Research UK by giving up booze

With the New Year comes the time for fresh starts and personal challenges. Giving up alcohol for January is a common goal, and Cancer Research UK is harnessing that impulse with its “Dryathlon”, in which people can raise money by banning the booze for a month. Leading the charge in our community is BritMums’ social […]

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Finding the right Christmas charity for you

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 […]

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Have a cuppa and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

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 […]

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Katie Piper to keynote BritMums Live!

BritMums is pleased to announce that the inspirational Katie Piper will be the Saturday keynote speaker at the BritMums Live blogger and social media conference in June. Katie is a beautiful, young woman rebuilding her life after surviving a brutal attack in March 2008 where sulphuric acid was thrown in her face.  Before the attack, […]

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Notes from Ghana: Our first day #goodwork

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, […]

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How to fight world hunger in 30 seconds

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 […]

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Will you rock up in red for the British Heart Foundation?

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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Twitter party: Talk Xmas shopping tips #shop4good

Can you believe it…Christmas is only days away, yikes! We’re sure many of you will be starting to make those festive purchases – gifts, decorations, your office secret Santa, to name a few. Come join our #shop4good Christmas shopping Twitter party and tweet what you’re buying; your favourite shops as well as learn how you […]

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Help us find ex-service people suffering from blindness

  Blind Veterans UK have just launched a new campaign called No One Alone, which is mainly focused on raising awareness among the 60+ age group. If you know a senior who did National Service and is now blind or partially sighted, please ask them to contact Blind Veterans for more details. Earlier this year […]

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The truth about Meningitis

  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 Meningitis can strike in an instant but its impact can last for a life time. Meningitis seems like one of […]

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