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It’s October! Or should I say FrOcotber! This month I, along with many other mummy bloggers, will be wearing a dress every single day of the month to raise awareness and money for PNI ORG UK – A post natal illness support charity.

According to research 10 -15 mums in every 100 suffer from post natal depression after the birth of their child. PNI ORG UK offers support, advice and care to women in need at such a vulnerable time in their lives. Not having suffered with post natal depression myself, I do know of many that have and understand what a worthwhile cause this is.

So I, Mummylish am giving my pre Littlelish dresses an airing and embracing my feminine side for a whole month. No more staple mum jeans. I will be making an effort to wear a dress every day (wonder if I have enough to last me the month, might have to get creative!) and heck I might even wear some lipstick and pluck my eyebrows ;) Proof will be available for you non believers on Instagram!

Do you want to join in with FrOctober? All you need to do is…

Wear a frock for the month of October – or a dress/tunic/skirt/skort/cullotes. Preferably a dress though. The dresses do not have to be new!

Let everyone know about FrOcotber – Like the Facebook page. If you are on twitter, tweet a picture of what you wear each day, with the hashtag #frOctober. If you are an Instagrammer, post the picture on Instagram.

You can donate to PNI ORG UK here – Thanks for your support! xxx

 

Monkey Music – the UK’s premium music group for pre-school children – ­has recorded a special charity song to celebrate an amazing summer of sport. Performed by young children, aged 7, 8 and 9, and written especially for Monkey Music, the Anthem, ‘The Day is Here!’, tells the exciting story of a running race.

 ‘The Day is Here’ will not only provide a fun sporting interlude during Monkey Music classes across the UK but also, by selling it online to the families and friends of Monkey Music’s 10,000 children, Monkey Music also aims to raise much needed funds for music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins.

Nordoff Robbins is a national specialist music charity, delivering 50,000 music therapy sessions a year to a broad range of people in schools, hospitals and care homes across the UK. Their qualified music therapists specifically help people with a range of challenges including autism, dementia, mental health problems, stroke, brain injury, learning difficulties, depression and in some cases clients have threatening or terminal illness, such as cancer.

Angie Coates, Founder of Monkey Music, said;

“Both Monkey Music and Nordoff Robbins offer children fresh opportunities and life changing experiences through music. We believe that by working together we can raise awareness of the benefits of music for everyone. It’s lovely to use 2012 and the summer of sport to engage the very youngest of children in the excitement of sport and the joy of music.”

Jo Carter, Director of Fundraising & Communications Nordoff Robbins said:

“We are delighted to be working with Monkey Music, to be sharing our mutual believe in the power of music and to help raise funds to continue transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK. As a charity we rely entirely on voluntary donations, so the Monkey Music song released this summer is a great way to raise funds and awareness.”

What’s next?

Monkey Music classes will learn ‘The Day is Here’ during their Monkey Music classes over the coming weeks. Then, from the end of May the ‘The Day is Here’ will be officially released and available to buy online with all profits going to charity.

The single is launched on the 18th May! More information can be found on the Monkey Music Website http://www.monkeymusic.co.uk . You can also download the single from there too! I’ve had a sneaky listen already and it is adorable :)

This Thursday I am going on a bit of an outing and I’m really excited about it! I’m heading to Lakeside in Nottingham to participate along with a group of East Midland bloggers in the creation of one of the 12 windows in the new Luminarium EXXOPOLIS by Architects of Air. If you’ve never seen the Luminarium, it is a giant colourful, inflatable sculpture that you can walk inside. It is amazing! The new Luminarium will embark on a tour around the world starting its journey in Nottingham at the Wheee! Children’s theatre and dance festival at Lakeside Arts from 2-9th June. Wheee! culminates in a family weekend on the 9 and 10 June, with free craft, art, spontaneous performance and fun in the parkland around the arts centre, plus even more shows to choose from. Book shows now, the weekend attracted over 4,000 visitors last year.

We are also doing our bit to help dedicated blogger Mammasaurus raise money for the #blogitforbabies campaign for Save The Children. Blog it for Babies is raising money for selected equipment for a delivery room in a healthcare clinic in Bangladesh where 1 in 19 children do not live to see their fifth birthday because access to basic services such as healthcare are so limited. She will be joining us in Nottingham for the day as one of the stops on her UK fundraising tour. In return for our hard work making this amazing experience, which families all over the world will enjoy, we would love you to sponsor us £1.

All you need to do is just TEXT: XVRL71£1 to 70070.

Thank you

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