How much interest did your parents take in your education?
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.
|National Numeracy Challenge - take The Challenge and help spread a "can-do" attitude towards maths.|
|No More Page 3 - we believe that boobs aren't news. Which is why we're backing the No More Page 3 campaign.|
|Climate Week - we're supporting the biggest climate change campaign in the UK from 3 to 9 March.|
|Fairtrade Fortnight - do your bit to support fair terms of trade for farmers in developing countries.|
|One Billion Rising - for the second year running we supported the campaign to end violence against women.|
|Be Clear on Cancer - we're supporting Public Health England's campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer in women over 70.|
|Safer Internet Day - check out our webchat with Childnet for tips on keeping grandchildren safe online.|
|Small Steps Celebrity Shoe Auction - bag yourself a pair of celeb shoes, and provide a child with a pair of their own.|
|Spread the Warmth - knit a message to your MP and help spread the warmth among older people this winter.|
|World Toilet Day - we join WaterAid and Louie the Loo in saying "thank you toilet" and recognising this hero of sanitation.|
|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.|
|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 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.|
|Books Are My Bag - show your support for high street bookstores buy bagging yourself a new book, and a great tote to boot.|
|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.|
|Dementia Awareness Week - join the conversation on dementia.|
|Blue Cross tea party - raise funds to help sick and homeless pets.|
|Climate Week - promoting ways that people can live and work more sustainably.|
|Digital Unite - help one more person get online. Then introduce them to Gransnet...|
|One Billion Rising - We feel very passionately about this global campaign to end violence against women.|
|The Big Garden Birdwatch - We urged gransnetters to get involved and be part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey.|
||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.|
||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.|
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 Big Neutering Campaign - aims to stamp out irresponsible breeding and make neutering the norm.
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 - The Townswomen Guild is campaigning to have more staff specially trained in geriatric care availabe in hospitals|
|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 - is all about trying to improve local services for disabled children.
Don't wait for a rash - A rash can be the last meningitis symptom to appear. Spread awareness about other, earlier symptoms.
|Nominet Trust - Helping older people to support their peers by addressing problems they have with the internet with new innovations.|
|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.|
|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 - Recognising and rewarding older people who make a huge difference in their community, for example through voluntary work.|
|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.|
|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 - celebrating women's achievements all over the world.|
|Letter from Santa campaign - the NSPCC will send your grandchild a letter from Santa for a suggested donation of £5.|
|Shoulder to Shoulder - upload a photo of yourself, maybe with your grandchild, to show your support for the Royal British Legion.|
|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 month - raising awareness about breast cancer by sharing gransnetters' tips about mammograms and checking your breasts.|
Big Knit 2011 - helping make Winter Warmer with Innocent and Age UK by knitting hats for smoothie bottles.
|Remember a Charity for Arthritis Research UK - asking people to remember a charity in their will.|
|Make With Mencap - get baking with your family in aid of Mencap.|
|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 - supports better museums for families, helping to make museums more accessible for children by introducing child-friendly resources.|
|Doing Sport Differently - campaigning to increase access to sport for disabled people, Doing Sport Differently is a branch of the charity 'Disability Rights UK'.|
|The Age Old Excuse - Macmillan Cancer Support are trying to tackle the barriers preventing older people from accessing appropriate cancer treatment.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Dignity in Dying- cupporting assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults. Read the webchat with Diana Melly, a spokeswoman for the charity, here.|
|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.
|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.|