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Action On Stroke Month

May 1 - May 31

Make May Purple is the Stroke Association's annual stroke awareness month, which takes place every May.  Friends, families and communities show their support for their loved ones who have been affected by stroke and help to raise awareness and essential funds for the Stroke Association. Why don't you try one of our three ‘purple’ ideas to show your support and raise money to conquer stroke? Check out these simple ways to wear, bake or plant May Purple. Whatever you choose…

National Share A Story Month

May 1 - May 31

National Share-A-Story Month (NSSM) is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, providing a fantastic opportunity to fulfil the core aim of the FCBG of bringing children and stories together. Across the country Federation book groups and individuals run a whole host of events. Each year we are inspired by a specific theme and work with different organisations to provide people with resources and opportunities.   National Share-A-Story Month 2016 NSSM will take place during May 2016…

Local And Community History Month

May 1 - May 31

The aim of the month is to increase awareness of local history, promote history in general to the local community and encourage all members of the community to participate. Activities happen across the UK and include trips, library exhibitions and local lectures.  It is a great way for groups to highlight local history and for local people to get involved. Each year the event goes from strength to strength, and a searchable database has been created where organisations can register…

National Walking Month

May 1 - May 31

May is National Walking Month. National Walking Month is a campaign to promote the benefits of walking and to get everyone walking, no matter what your level of fitness is.  Walking is simple and free and one of the easiest ways to be more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners’ Week)

May 1 - June 30

The Festival of Learning 2016 (previously Adult Learners' Week) is the biggest national celebration of lifelong learning in England. It has inspired similar celebrations in more than 55 countries across the world! Hundreds of organisations across the country hold events that aim to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover how learning can change their lives. Festival of Learning events and have-a-go activities taking place across the country, will run from 1 May – 30 June 2016. Nominations for Festival of Learning Awards open on…

National Smile Month

May 16 - June 16

In a nutshell, National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign. Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, National Smile Month promotes three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are: Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste. Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks. Visit your dentist regularly,…

National Go Canoeing Week

May 28 - June 5

National Go Canoeing Week is our annual celebration of all things paddlesport! There will be hundreds of events and challenges on offer nationwide so whether you have never picked up a paddle before or you are a seasoned pro we want you to get involved! To add to the fun of the week and to get into the spirit of the Olympics we’ll be following MacGregor, the British Canoeing mascot, on a virtual journey carrying the British Canoeing Flame. Every…

English Wine Week 2016

May 28 - June 5

English Wine Week is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country through retail outlets – from supermarkets to independent wine merchants, delicatessens to hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants. Vineyards across the country will also be opening their doors to welcome visitors, offering tours, tastings and special offers.  There are a wide range of activities which take place across the country to celebrate English Wine Week. English Wine Week starts over Spring Bank Holiday which…

National BBQ Week

May 30 - June 5

20th National BBQ Week Home BBQ Tips & Advice BBQ Facts Downloads Lets talk Let’s Get Ready To Barbi! ‘Go for the Grill’ whatever the weather with the 20th National BBQ Week May 30th –5th June!

World No-Tobbaco Day

May 31

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, including 600,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. The…

International Children’s Day

June 1

The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925. It is usually marked with speeches on children's rights and wellbeing, and other events involving or dedicated to children. A similar event, Universal Children's Day, falls on 20 November. It was established by the United Nations in 1954 and aims to promote the welfare of children around the world. .

Volunteers Week

June 1 - June 12

Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy. Behind these big numbers is a big contribution. These 21 million people are a shining example of how we can all make a big difference to individuals and communities every day from improving the environment we live in, spending time with those who may otherwise be lonely and contributing to a range of other essential services and…

World Milk Day

June 1

Since the first World Milk Day was held in 2001, many countries spread throughout the world have participated in the celebrations and the number is growing each year. Why hold a World Milk Day? The Day provides an opportunity to focus attention on milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the milk industry. The fact that many countries choose to do this on the same day lends additional importance to individual national celebrations and shows that milk is…

World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day

June 1

The Hypoparathyroidism Association, Inc., in cooperation with The Hypoparathyroidism (HPTH) UK, The Nordic HPTH Organisation, The Bahrain Hypoparathyroidism Society, and InSeNSU, are pleased to announce they have designated June 1st as the World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day.  It is our hope this important step will help increase public awareness of hypoparathyroidism, a rare medical disorder which affects approximately 4 out of 15,000 people worldwide. Hypoparathyroidism is a condition in which the body secretes abnormally low levels of the parathyroid hormone (pth).…

SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) Awareness Month

June 1 - June 30

For everyone at Sands, and every one of the charity’s supporters, it’s no secret that in 2013 around 5,700 babies were stillborn or died shortly after birth in the UK.  Yet awareness of the issues surrounding baby death and this terrible statistic isn’t widespread. Sands Awareness Month (June) is a chance for us all to do our bit, no matter how small, to make people listen; to highlight the fact that over 100 babies will die each week during the month of June and to…