Activism and Charities

A collection of blog posts supporting humanitarian and disability charities and social activism promoting justice, equality and peace

How to win £5000 in school trips with Boots Soltan

Boots Soltan Sun Ready Schools is a curriculum-linked programme which provides free teaching resources that help to equip teachers and pupils with all the knowledge…

GoodNight Stories for Rebel Girls Review and Giveaway

Goodnight stories for rebel girls is a marvellous book. ‘In an ideal world, not only would mothers read this aloud to their daughters, but teachers…

The most dangerous place to give birth in the world #DrawingBreath

The most dangerous place to give birth in the world #DrawingBreath The maternal death rate is Sierra Leone is 100x that in the UK. 100x.…

The Buddy Bag Foundation

The Buddy Bag Foundation. is a tiny charity doing something wonderful. They provide and deliver emergency supplies plus teddy bears to children fleeing domestic violence…

How you can help eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus across the world with just one photo

Babies are the bees knees aren’t they? They just make us smile ALL the time (when we aren’t having a little weep from lack of…

Why we MUST pledge to be real #SponsoredbyDove

Do you know how beautiful you are? It’s hard to hold on to the belief we are beautiful in the face of stereotypical, photo-shopped and…

Are you a beanie or a bobble?

I do know this is rather a bizarre blog title..I mean really – beanie or a bobble? whats all that about then? Matalan have launched…

Blog it forward

Wayfair have just launched #blogitforward which means if you blog about a good deed in December it could trigger a £50 donation to Habitat for…

Laurinda’s story part 1 (A million miracles)

Have you haed of the A Million Miracles campaign? I want to tel you about it…it is really quite astonishing. I want to introduce you…

My Give As You Live Gift Guide

If like me the materialism of Christmas can make you a tad uncomfortable you need to head over to Give as you Live. Give as…

We can help make A Million Miracles happen

Do you remember me telling you about Sightsavers A Million Miracles campaign to try and give a million people back their sight? It is so…

Rewilding – what is it all about?

Lucy AitkenRead (author and blogger at Lulastic) is a woman who lives as she believes. She inspires others through her writing and by her example.…

When I #imagine2030 it is full of kindness

Sightsavers are asking everyone to #Imagine2030 and would love to hear parents perspectives. Why are they doing this? They are doing this because this year,…

Win a £25 Amazon Voucher

Who is my most cleverest quiz loving reader? My dear friend Anne  had cancer last year and is now fit and well (hurray!). she wants…

Do you think about fair trade when you shop?

Is fair trade something you think about when you shop? I have to admit it is not something I tend to think about when I…

My word for 2015 is Kindness

I got up really early this morning, January 1st 2015. My head buzzing with ideas. Sadly no one else is awake at 4am so I…

Soft Toys for Education: Ikea, Unicef and Save the Children

My children always get a soft toy in their Christmas stocking and this year the soft toys are coming from Ikea. Here is panda (Claudia…

International day of people with disabilities (here are ways you can help)

People with disabilities in developing countries are some of the most vulnerable people in the world. They are also often the most excluded and ignored,…

My Charity Shop Christmas Challenge

For many years when my children were small and I was not working I found Christmas a real struggle. During those years I depended on…

You can help make #AMillionMiracles

Today you can be part of making a million miracles happen by 2017 and it’s just so simple really The problem. Cataract – a clouding…