Mums for Lungs is a group of London parents. The group was established in Brixton in 2017, when a number of us were on maternity leave together. Walking around South London with small babies we became aware of the toxic levels of air pollution on London’s streets.

Our movement has grown rapidly in the last two years. We’ve been joined by many more mums — and dads — with children of different ages, and we’ve established two new branches in East Sheen and Walthamstow (E17). We are united in our commitment to deliver clean air for everyone — for our children and future generations.

We are a grassroots organisation with no formal structure. Most of our members are ordinary people with no specialist background in air pollution, who volunteer their time to campaign. We do receive occasional donations from charitable bodies on a project-by-project basis. This allows us to create campaign materials or to employ people for short term contracts (for example our School Streets project).  

JOIN US

Why not come along to one of our monthly meetings? These are usually held on a Friday night in Brixton for our South London group, and on a Wednesday for our East Sheen group. We’re a friendly bunch and enjoy a good chat over a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

 
 
 

“This is an excellent initiative. We need an army of Mums for Lungs if we are to tackle London’s toxic air, which is stunting our children’s lungs and scarring health for a generation.”

Nicky gavron, London assembly member and former deputy london mayor

 

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Mums for Lungs organised a Clean Air Street Party in Herne Hill in June 2019

Mums for Lungs organised a Clean Air Street Party in Herne Hill in June 2019

 

Core members

We are all volunteers, juggling home, family and work commitments with campaigning.

 
Jemima Hartshorn, Founder, Mums for Lungs

Jemima Hartshorn, Founder, Mums for Lungs

Jemima Hartshorn, founder of mums for lungs.

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Jane Dutton, social media.

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Phoebe Quayle, co-ordinator of our east sheen group.

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Celeste Hicks, words, website & press.

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Aimee Hartley, co-ordinator of our e17 group.