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Campaigns and projects we've supported

Gransnetters are a particularly empathetic lot, and they're often getting involved in different campaigns and projects. Here's a list of issues we've campaigned on in the past. 

 give more logo National Numeracy Challenge - take The Challenge and help spread a "can-do" attitude towards maths.
 give more logo No More Page 3 - we believe that boobs aren't news. Which is why we're backing the No More Page 3 campaign.
 give more logo Climate Week - we're supporting the biggest climate change campaign in the UK from 3 to 9 March.
 give more logo Fairtrade Fortnight - do your bit to support fair terms of trade for farmers in developing countries.
 give more logo One Billion Rising - for the second year running we supported the campaign to end violence against women.
 give more logo Be Clear on Cancer - we're supporting Public Health England's campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer in women over 70.
 give more logo Safer Internet Day - check out our webchat with Childnet for tips on keeping grandchildren safe online.
 give more logo Small Steps Celebrity Shoe Auction - bag yourself a pair of celeb shoes, and provide a child with a pair of their own.
 give more logo Spread the Warmth - knit a message to your MP and help spread the warmth among older people this winter.
 give more logo World Toilet Day - we join WaterAid and Louie the Loo in saying "thank you toilet" and recognising this hero of sanitation.
 give more logo 60 years of Samaritans - every six seconds, someone calls Samaritans. Join us in celebrating 60 years of this important charity, and help keep it going for another 60.
 give more logo National Arthritis Week - get involved in Arthritis Research UK's Joint Effort pledge and help raise awareness, and funds, for the UK's 10 million arthritis sufferers.
 give more logo Give more Challenge - find out more about rising need in local communities and how you can help with the Give More Challenge from 16 to 22 September.
 booksaremybag Books Are My Bag - show your support for high street bookstores buy bagging yourself a new book, and a great tote to boot.
breakthrough breast cancer Read Pink, Make a Difference - We love this idea of buying a book and helping to support breast cancer, a cause very close to gransnetters' hearts.
 Mugs Dementia Awareness Week - join the conversation on dementia.
 Blue Cross Tea Party Blue Cross tea party - raise funds to help sick and homeless pets.
 climate change Climate Week - promoting ways that people can live and work more sustainably.
 Digital Unite Digital Unite - help one more person get online. Then introduce them to Gransnet...
 One billion rising One Billion Rising - We feel very passionately about this global campaign to end violence against women.
 Big Garden Birdwatch blue tit The Big Garden Birdwatch - We urged gransnetters to get involved and be part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey.

Macmillan Cancer Age Old Excuse campaign Patrick Stewart

Macmillan's Age Old Excuse Campaign - In conjunction with Sir Patrick Stewart, we support this campaign which aims to ensure everyone gets appopriate cancer treatment, regardless of age.

Spread the Word Age UK

Age UK's Big Winter Pledge - Every winter around 25,000 people die needlessly from the cold. The Spread the Warmth campaign aims to keep older people safe and warm.
   100 Word Challenge

Creative Writing 100 Word Challenge - The aim is to encourage children to write more frequently, firing their imagination and getting their creative juices flowing.


   blue cross

Blue Cross Big Neutering Campaign - aims to stamp out irresponsible breeding and make neutering the norm.


  Distraction burglary leaflet 

Distraction Burgulary - With distraction burgularies on the rise, it is vitial that we stay aware of all scams. 



Your Paintings - The Public Catalogue Foundation, in partnership with the BBC, are aiming to digitise the thousands of oil paintings in public possesion. 

 Hear my voice logo  Hear My Voice - The Townswomen Guild is campaigning to have more staff specially trained in geriatric care availabe in hospitals 
 robin Make Your Nature Count - The RSPC asked Gransnetters to help them with their survey of British wildlife by recording the birds that visited their garden. 
  Keep Us Close 

 Keep us Close - is all about trying to improve local services for disabled children. 

Meningitis Trust  

Don't wait for a rash - A rash can be the last meningitis symptom to appear. Spread awareness about other, earlier symptoms.

Older entrepreneurs   Nominet Trust - Helping older people to support their peers by addressing problems they have with the internet with new innovations.
Over the hill? logo   Rural Retirement - Helps older people to make decisions about retiring to rural areas with an impartial look at both the benefits and downfalls of making such a decision.
Roses   The Roses - A celebration of older people's issues in the media, including a special Gransnet Award for the portrayal of older people in films or drama.
Diamond Jubilee Champions   Diamond Jubilee Champions - Recognising and rewarding older people who make a huge difference in their community, for example through voluntary work.
Race for life   Race for Life- In support of Cancer Research UK, Race for Life encourages women to walk, jog or run 5k to help raise money for a disease that affects more than one in three people in the UK.
Angelus Foundation   A Petition for Mandatory Drugs Education in Schools - the Amy Winehouse Foundation and the Angelus Foundation are working together to improve drugs education through PSHE in schools.
International Women's Day   International Women's Day - celebrating women's achievements all over the world.
Santa   Letter from Santa campaign - the NSPCC will send your grandchild a letter from Santa for a suggested donation of £5.
Poppy   Shoulder to Shoulder - upload a photo of yourself, maybe with your grandchild, to show your support for the Royal British Legion.
The Amazings   The Amazings- helping any retired person with an amazing skill to share it with the rest of the world through the teaching of others.
Breast Cancer Awareness   Breast Cancer Awareness month - raising awareness about breast cancer by sharing gransnetters' tips about mammograms and checking your breasts.
Big Knit  

Big Knit 2011 - helping make Winter Warmer with Innocent and Age UK by knitting hats for smoothie bottles.

Arthritis UK   Remember a Charity for Arthritis Research UK - asking people to remember a charity in their will.
gingerbread man   Make With Mencap - get baking with your family in aid of Mencap.
Alistair Burns   Dementia Help - Professor Alistair Burns, the Government's advisor on dementia talks about recognising and combating the disease. Read his webchat on dementia here.
Kids in Museums   Kids in Museums - supports better museums for families, helping to make museums more accessible for children by introducing child-friendly resources.
Doing Sport Differently   Doing Sport Differently - campaigning to increase access to sport for disabled people, Doing Sport Differently is a branch of the charity 'Disability Rights UK'.
Macmillan   The Age Old Excuse - Macmillan Cancer Support are trying to tackle the barriers preventing older people from accessing appropriate cancer treatment.
Judi Dench   The Princess Royal Trust for Carers report on Older Carers - two thirds of older carers report health problems of their own. The Princess Royal Trust has six recommendations.
VisitWoods Campaign   VisitWoodsCampaign- this new service from the Woodland Trust allows people to find a wood near them with the services they need eg wheelchair access, wildlife interest etc.
George and Diana Melly   Dignity in Dying- cupporting assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults. Read the webchat with Diana Melly, a spokeswoman for the charity, here.
Age UK   Care in Crisis- Care in Crisis is trying to improve in-home social care as the number of elderly people rises, yet the funding decreases.
We also supported their Big Winter Pledge. Find out how you can get involved today.
Jo's Trust   Cervical Screenings Can Save Your Life- Jo's cervical cancer trust is the only UK charity solely devoted to helping women, friends and family cope with Cervical Cancer.



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