Join the Madlug Movement

Join the Madlug Movement

Now, more than ever, we want children and young people in care to know that they are deserving of value, worth and dignity. We invite you to join us in this movement. We cannot do it without your help.
March 28, 2021 — Rebecca Teeney
5 things you can do to boost your wellbeing

5 things you can do to boost your wellbeing

Rest assured that it’s completely natural to experience new emotions during periods of change, but it’s vital that we take steps to look after our health and wellbeing as a result. Here are some of the things we have been doing at Madlug HQ to boost our wellbeing during lockdown!
March 20, 2021 — Rebecca Teeney
Supporting Your Child’s Return to School Post-Lockdown

Supporting Your Child’s Return to School Post-Lockdown

After homeschooling for a considerable amount of time, it’s only natural that there may be some apprehension about going back to school. For this post, we chat to Dr. Oliver Sindall, a clinical psychologist specialising in child and adolescent mental health.
March 16, 2021 — Rebecca Teeney
LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS | A conversation with Jo Irvine from VOYPIC

LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS | A conversation with Jo Irvine from VOYPIC

As part of our Love Without Limits Campaign that we are running in the lead up to Care Day 2021, we wanted to talk to different organisations who champion and support the incredible children in care. VOYPIC is the charity for children and young people with a lived experience of care in Northern Ireland.

February 18, 2021 — Rebecca Teeney
LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS | A Conversation with Vic Langer, CEO at Become

LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS | A Conversation with Vic Langer, CEO at Become

As part of our Love Without Limits Campaign that we are running in the lead up to Care Day 2021, we wanted to talk to different organisations who campaign and support the incredible children in care. Become is a charity based in England that supports children in care and care leavers. 

February 16, 2021 — Rebecca Teeney
HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

In a normal year, we would be reflecting upon and giving thanks for the standout moments of the previous twelve months. We would highlight the various events and social media mentions that help champion the Madlug cause to act on behalf of children moving through the care system. However, 2020 has been, as we all know only too well, far from a normal year.
January 01, 2021 — Rebecca Teeney
MADLUG SAY HEJ! TO IKEA

MADLUG SAY HEJ! TO IKEA

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with IKEA on a project that will directly benefit young people moving through the care system.
December 21, 2020 — Dave Linton
THANKS | Madlug at 5

THANKS | Madlug at 5

When our company sprung from a spark of an idea, we did not realise that we would still be going half a decade later. Yet, we continue to be both humbled and challenged by our mission to help young people in care. 
July 20, 2020 — Madlug Blog
NEW PRODUCT | The Madlug Custom

NEW PRODUCT | The Madlug Custom

We are very excited to announce the launch of Madlug Custom, a new way for you to design your own bespoke backpack.

By making a few simple choices, you can express your individuality while continuing to support the Madlug cause.

June 01, 2020 — Madlug Blog
PRODUCT REVIEW | The Madlug Activity Book

PRODUCT REVIEW | The Madlug Activity Book

Many among us find it difficult to speak effectively about our current shared situation. Words are truly insufficient to convey how surreal, unsettling and at times deeply frightening our world became in a very short time. While we are in the eye of this storm, we will not be able to grasp the magnitude of this pandemic and the countless ways in which it will consequently shape societies, economies, industries, families… so many institutions the world over will be reeling from this experience for years and perhaps decades to come. While we cannot quite measure the scale of how it will shape our world there is the palpable sensation that the ground beneath our feet is shifting - as if we are standing on an ice floe that is breaking up, or a bridge that is collapsing, and as we fall we cannot tell how deep the chasm is below.
May 23, 2020 — Madlug Blog
Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

To our amazing friends, family, and followers, we send our very best wishes to you all at this difficult time.

There is no doubt that the last few weeks have been very challenging. Through this period, our mission remains the same: that no child should have to carry their life in a bin bag, and that every child in care is incredible.

March 26, 2020 — Dave Linton
STORY | Care To Listen?

STORY | Care To Listen?

At Madlug, we love to hear stories and firsthand accounts of those who have experiences of the care system. It reaffirms our belief that every child deserves value, worth and dignity - no matter what age they are - and how the smallest acts of goodness can make significant differences in the lives of others.

In this guest blog, Ian Dickson, a retired social worker, ofsted inspector, residential manager and children's rights advocate from England recounts his personal experience of being in care.

February 17, 2020 — Madlug Blog