16-01-12 love charity weekly showcase
Welcome, wonderful to see you here. If you joined up for this first Charity showcase, thanks and if you didn’t, then why not? I know you have at least one charity related post in your archives, go on dig it out and make Mich’s day, it does not have to be current to inspire us. Your post could even be a year old but you can bet your life that the charity you wrote about are still looking for donors, be it time, money, ideas or whatever we are able to give.
I have found it really powerful since I started blogging to know how I can help a charity; it is easy to think ‘but I am just one person’ but when we all pull together we can do wonderful things. Just look at Chris from Thinly Spread who has been part of some amazing things with Save the Children this last year and what a privilege it has been to support her from behind our laptops and iPads.
One of the great things about the charity category is that it will be so diverse. Charity is such a personal thing and we all support different causes so I look forward to being educated and having my mind opened to some of the new possibilities that are out there.
Same time, same place next week? Yeah, I’ll be here. I hope you will too. Now go and share some comment love with some of the wonderful blogs have have linked up.
Introduction kindly written by Michelle from Mummy From The Heart…
Ramblings Of A Suburban Mummy – Harry’s Legacy
The amazing and inspirational Harry Moseley passed away last night after a long battle against brain cancer, he was only 11 years old.
(Image from Harry’s Charity page http://www.helpharryhelpothers.com)
Harry has been a inspiration to so many people as he fought cancer with dignity and determination. He worked tirelessly and single handedly raised £85,000 for brain cancer research
Older Single Mum – Christmas and ‘Gingerbead.’
They have an utterly fascinating history, stemming all the way back to 1918, a Helpline and quite a bit of clout with the media and politicians.
At the moment, they are inviting stories from single parents in order to support one of their current campaigns, entitled ‘Single Parents: You’re Brilliant!’
They claim one in four families are now headed by a single Mum or Dad in Britain today – 1.9 million single parents raising nearly three million children.
Their Chief Executive, Fiona Weir, said…
Red Rose Mummy – Plan Your Story – Because I Am A Girl
Search through that drawer or box where you keep all the ‘important’ stuff and no doubt you’ll come up with your birth certificate. It might take a little while to find it and, when you do, it might look a bit battered or scruffy. I know mine does, it even has a coffee stain on it. Now, imagine NOT being able to find it. Not because you’ve lost it in yet another house move (I think I’m on my third!) but because you never had one.
London Moonwalk 2012 – Oh my what have I done? London Moonwalk 2012
Friday 30th September. That date is going to stick in my mind for a long time. It is the day I made a really big decision and one I think I will soon come to regret. It is the day I decided to sign up for the London Moonwalk 2012.
For those of you that don’t know what the Moonwalk is, it is a 26 mile walk starting in Hyde Park in London. It is organised by Walk the Walk http://www.walkthewalk.org/AboutUs and the money raised goes towards helping vital breast cancer causes.
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The Girl Behind – Should You Help Homeless People?
For most people, homelessness is a fairly distant possibility, and the realities aren’t really imaginable; most people have safety nets in the form of family and friends, most people have the wherewithal – or someone close who does – to claim benefits, exercise their rights, find a home if they need one and get back on their feet even when something really difficult hits them.
During the course of my career, I’ve worked with many hundreds of homeless people. Each of them has his or her own story of how they came to be there.
Mummy from the Heart… – Charity is such a personal thing, do you blog about it?
As a blogger you could give yourself a real attack of the guilt’s. Every day, no fail at least one email arrives from a well-known charity asking me to blog about them and to help raise awareness of their very worthy cause. Boy, how I would love to help them all, I am an avid believer in helping those in need but truth be told if I blogged about them all I would have nothing else on my blog and let’s be honest, would you keep reading if all I ever wrote about was appeal after appeal? I think not.
Mammasaurus – Ho Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha
Last week I wrote about my life with mental illness and how it’s affected me. I was overwhelmed by kind words, support and I was surprised at the amount of people that took time to email and talk about their experiences too. Thank you to you all – you know who you are and you have my love and respect.
Emmys Mummy – Let Harry Moseley’s fantastic work continue
I was in tears last night when I read the extremely sad news that Harry had lost his battle with an inoperable brain tumour. Harry’s journey began in 2007 when he started having lots of problems with his eyes, after numerous visits to Opticians and hospitals he was given an MRI scan and told he had a Brian Tumour which was inoperable due to it’s positioning deep inside his brain.
Feisty Tapas – Decluttering for charity
This post can be summarised with the following:
Need to declutter + Lovely items to sell + Not enough time to do it all + Desire to give part of the proceeds to charity = No idea how to proceed.
Here come the Girls – Save the children
On Saturday a group of mummy bloggers attended a conference hosted by Save the children. Annoyingly I am going to London this week but not on Saturday so couldn’t attend. However, I’ve been tagged in Helloitsgemma and michelletwinmum s campaign to get 100 bloggers linked up with 100 word meme by Tuesday.
The Princess and The Pickle – All Babies Count – how you can help Sudocrem support the NSPCC
Sudocrem, the UK’s leading nappy rash cream, will be donating up to £25,000 to the NSPCC. The campaign is called ‘All Babies Count’ and will support the NSPCC’s work to prevent the abuse and neglect of babies.
You can help by visiting Facebook.com/Sudocrem and ‘liking’ their page. For each ‘like’ they will donate 50p. You can also tweet using the #allbabiescount hashtag – Sudocrem will donate 25p per tweet. They will also donate 50p for each comment on the NSPCC campaign page at NSPCC.org.uk/allbabiescount
KyNa Boutique – KyNa Boutique’s nominated charity
I’m proud to announce that KyNa Boutique will be supporting BLISS the special care baby charity and we will be fundraising for them throughout the year.
WHY? This charity means a lot to me & its my way of saying a big THANK YOU for saving my little boys life.
This is an emotional story for me & it’s the first time I have shared it in writing with anyone, so you will have to excuse me as I start to blub. This is the reason why supporting this charity means the world to me.