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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