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Key dates of local and national activities and campaigns, taking place throughout the year.

August 2020
Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day

6 August 2020

Cycle to Work Day is the UK’s biggest cycle commuting event. Every year since 2012 thousands of enthusiastic riders hit the streets to celebrate everyday cycling.

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International Youth Day

International Youth Day

12th August 2020

An annual celebration of the role of young people as essential partners in change and to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world's youth.

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September 2020
National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day

6th September 2020

The perfect opportunity to share a story with friends and family.

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Organ Donation Week

Organ Donation Week

2 to 8 September 2020

Encourages people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and to share their donation decision.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

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World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day

13 September 2020

Sepsis causes approximately six to nine million deaths worldwide every year, most of which are preventable. During World Sepsis Day events are held to raise awareness.

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Know Your Numbers Week

Know Your Numbers Week

9 to 15 September 2020

Blood Pressure UK's flagship blood pressure testing and awareness campaign encourages adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain healthy blood pressure.

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On your Feet Britain

On your Feet Britain

24 September 2020

On your Feet Britain encourages people to unite together and participate in a variety of fun and simple activities to #SitLess and #MoveMore at work.

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National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day

25 September 2020

National Fitness Day encourages people all across the country to make 26 September the most active day of the year.

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Recycle Week 2020

Recycle Week 2020

20th - 27th September 2020

Aim to encourage the public to recycle more of the right things, more often from all around the home.

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World's Biggest Coffee Morning

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

27 September 2020

Get involved in a coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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National Eye Health Week

National Eye Health Week

23 to 29 September 2020

National Eye Health Week (NEHW) is about encouraging more people to have regular sight tests and make lifestyle choices that benefit their vision and general well-being

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Organic September

Organic September

1st - 30th September 2020

A month long campaign to encourage more people to try organic as a way to protect and educate people about organic food and farming.

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October 2020
British Nutritional Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week

British Nutritional Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week

28 September-4 October 2020

BNF Healthy Eating Week celebrates and promotes healthy eating, as well as food provenance, cooking and being active.

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National Clean Air Day

National Clean Air Day

8 October 2020

National Clean Air Day is a chance for the whole country to come together and improve air quality through collective action.

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

10 October 2020

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues.

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National Work Life Week

National Work Life Week

12 to 16 October 2020

National Work Life Week aims to get both employers and their employees talking about wellbeing at work and work life balance.

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Back Care Awareness Week

Back Care Awareness Week

8 to 12 October 2020

The aim of BackCare is awareness of the problems back pain can cause, as well as prevention and treatments.

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Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day

15 October 2020

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to advocacting for handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, and is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times. Global Handwashing Day is celebrated every year on October 15th.

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World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day

18 October 2020

World Menopause Day is to raise awareness about the menopause and to pledge support for women who face health issues.

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National Adoption Week

National Adoption Week

14th - 20th October 2020

The campaign will aim to find homes for the children waiting.

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Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer

Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer

23rd October 2020

Wear Pink, raise money, help make life-changing breast cancer research and care happen.

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Stoptober

Stoptober

1 to 28 October 2020

Stoptober is a campaign running throughout October which encourages people to stop smoking.

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ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month

1st - 31st October 2020

Raising awareness of ADHD, removing the stigma and highlighting the support available.

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National Cholesterol Month

National Cholesterol Month

1 to 31 October 2020

National Cholesterol Month is devoted to raising funds for Heart UK and raising awareness about the dangers of high cholesterol.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1 to 31 October 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness month helps to raise awareness for the disease and to raise funds for research.

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November 2020
World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day

1st November 2020

Celebrated annually on the 1st November by vegans all over the globe.

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International Stress Awareness Week

International Stress Awareness Week

4 to 8 November 2020

International Stress Awareness Week aims to develop a greater understanding of stress and offer individuals and organisations access to proven coping strategies and sources of help.

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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

13th November 2020

Celebration of kindness in society and day to day life. Individual acts of kindness are encouraged on this day.

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Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week

12 to 16 November 2020

The Anti-Bullying Week theme is "Respect".

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Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week

11 to 17 November 2020

The aim of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get people to think about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society.

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Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week

16th - 22nd November 2020

The UK's biggest road safety event aims to inspire schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety.

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White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day

25th November 2020

Stop family violence, raising awareness and influencing change.

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Movember Men's Health Awareness Month

Movember Men's Health Awareness Month

1 to 30 November 2020

Each year, Movember is responsible for thousands of moustaches on men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

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December 2020
World Aids Day

World Aids Day

1 December 2020

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV and show their support for people living with HIV.

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International Day of People with Disabilities

International Day of People with Disabilities

3rd December 2020

The aim is to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities and celebrates their achievements and contributions.

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National Grief Awareness Week

National Grief Awareness Week

2nd - 8th December 2020

To raise awareness of all aspects of grief and loss.

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International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day

10th December 2020

This is observed every year on the 10th December, the day the United Nations General Assembly introduced in 1948.

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16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence

25 November to 10 December 2020

The 16 Days of Action against domestic violence campaign is a time to take action to end violence against women and girls.

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January 2021
Dry January

Dry January

January 1 - February 1 2021

Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. It is run by the charity Alcohol Change UK.

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April 2021
World Health Day

World Health Day

7 April 2021

World Health Day is to highlight a priority area of public health concern in the world.

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