Category Archives: Charity

Walking the breadline

Our post today comes from a remarkable woman  Marianne Phillips who is taking on a 160 mile walk to Parliament to highlight the absolute need and importance of food banks in our society today. Here’s her story… ——————————————————————————————————————————- I am … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Project Wild Thing

We get hundreds of emails into the Netmums press release mailing box every but this week one really caught our attention. It was about the launch of a new film for half term called Project Wild Thing. It was directed … Continue reading

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Kirstie Allsopp visits Tanzania

Today’s guest blog is from Kirstie Allsopp, who writes about her visit to Tanzania to see how the money raised from Red Nose Day 2013 in helping families and communities. ********************************************************************************* I’ve always been apprehensive about going to Africa to … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Arlene Phillips – supporting ‘Born to Read’

Today’s guest blog is from Arlene Phillips who writes about her visit to see a reading scheme in action to inspire children to love books and become confident readers, as part of the Born to Read initiative being rolled out … Continue reading

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Putting your daughter through puberty?

Sam Carlise is a journalist and mother of a beautiful 11 year old daughter called Elvi. Sam gives us a glimpse into her life and tells us about why she’s supporting this years Jeans for Genes day. ******************************************************************************** This year … Continue reading

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How I Came To Hold You – Ben Wakeling

Today’s guest blog post is from Ben Wakeling, author of a new book all about the heartbreak of losing a baby. In How I Came to Hold You Ben shares the stories of seventeen families, who have gone through miscarriage, … Continue reading

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Ghana’s killer bees are saving lives – Lorraine Pascale

Today’s blog is from Lorraine Pascale who writes about some of the fantastic work done by Comic Relief to make a real difference to the lives of families in Ghana ********************************************************************************* I’m feeling really nervous, as I can hear the … Continue reading

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Davina McCall’s Comic Relief Video – Exclusively for Netmums!

This week Davina McCall, Jonathon Ross and three of our very own Parent Bloggers traveled to Ghana with Comic Relief as part of their celebrations for being 25 years old. Comic Relief wanted to show what a huge difference the money … Continue reading

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Meet the people behind the Red Noses – as introduced by Penny from Alexander Residence

Comic Relief invited me to visit Ghana to help celebrate their anniversary, to see first hand the good work that has happened as a result of 25 years of Red Nose Day. It is almost impossible to explain everything I … Continue reading

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What to do if you’re worried about a child

TV Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos writes our guest post this week. She talks to Netmums about why she is supporting the NSPCC’s “Don’t wait until you’re certain” campaign. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. If you are worried that a child is being abused or neglected it … Continue reading

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