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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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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As the Christmas party season approaches, our minds turn to photocopying our bottoms and wallpapering the office with the images. Or snogging the boss after you’ve eaten a mince-pie leaving crumbs in his moustache. So it seems appropriate to bring together some of your more romantic or raunchier posts. It’s taken me a month […]
Christmas is coming and for many families times are tight. This month I have selected posts the majority of which help charity without you having to put your hand in your pocket at all. Enjoy and then read on for some ideas how to inject goodwill into the festive season this year. Watch a […]
Over the Summer my two children were invited by ActionAid, to tell children in Myanmar, which was Burma, all about themselves using the medium of sticking, felt tips, glitter and translators. As a blogger I found a perfect match in ActionAid as a charity, and the idea of child sponsorship. I know many people […]
BritMums Twitter party prize draw Terms and Conditions you should know about: This #shop4good Twitter party prize draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. It is open to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), excluding employees and their […]
We have all seen the recent media stories about child abuse. Child abuse is one of those things that we don’t like to think about, something we don’t talk about very much and when we do, often we feel uncomfortable. But as we’ve seen time and again, that silence enables abuse. At BritMums we want […]
It’s been about two weeks since Michelle Pannell and I returned from Ethiopia on our trip with the campaigning organisation ONE. We were there to see how foreign aid is spent on programmes on the ground, on a trip arranged by ONE. For much of the time we’ve been back, I’ve been incredibly ill. In […]
There are all sorts of issues in this world that don’t get talked about enough. Sometimes this means that the people who need help the most don’t get it. I don’t know what word you use for that but injustice springs to my mind. Bloggers can use their powerful voices to make a difference. […]
Today UNICEF UK has released a report showing that by encouraging and supporting breastfeeding mums the NHS could save £40 million Kate Buckley from Life Love and Living with Boys is here to tell us more. If you’d have asked me what I thought about breastfeeding 3 years ago, I would have told you […]
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