Here are the awareness events and commemorations for the end of November/ first week of December. We have opted to give 2 weeks at a time, to keep things interesting, and we have enough space to include the rest of the news for the sector.

23 – 29 November

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence

The 16 day campaign is aimed at businesses that lack an infrastructure to deal with the large-scale problem that is domestic violence.  As it stands, companies can do more to aid their employees who endure domestic violence, train those who witness it, and to protect staff as a whole, with the goal of securing safety and mitigating financial loss.You can get involved by signing the pledge, meaning your company will make a commitment to joining the global fight against domestic violence. You can also get online and share your work, stories and experiences to inspire other employers into action.

26 November

Carers Rights Day

The theme for 2020 is ‘Know Your Rights’. Whether it is a new carer or someone who has been caring for someone for a while, it is important that they understand their rights and are able to access the support that is available.
Each year, Carers Rights Day helps Carers UK:
– ensure carers are aware of their rights
– lets carers know where to get help and support
– raise awareness of the needs of carers

1 December

World Aids Day

#RocktheRibbon is the hashtag for 2020s World Aids Day. With 103,800 people living with HIV in the UK today, the National Aids Trust want you to join them to raise vital funds so they can continue to fight discrimination, raise awareness and improve the lives of people living with HIV.

Giving Tuesday/ GiveBack 2020

Everyone knows that this December may be different from the usual and so Giving Tuesday have come up with the idea of GiveBack 2020 to give back to the charities who have supported our families and communities throughout the pandemic. With charity shops closed and fundraising events cancelled it’s estimated charities will be facing a £10bn funding gap. GiveBack 2020 on Giving Tuesday, 1st December 2020, is our chance to come together in a moment of international gratitude and generosity and a great way for people of all ages and abilities to do something to help our charities survive.

2 December

National Grief Awareness Day

The Good Grief Trust believe that social distancing shouldn’t mean that grief can’t be shared. In their annual campaign, they hope to try and normalize grief and get people talking about this typically uncomfortable subject on a national platform. The theme for 2020 is #Shareyourstory.

3 December

International Day of person with a disability

The 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ will focus on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

Whole of December

Decembeard – Bowel Cancer UK

Say goodbye to morning-fresh shaves, and hello to full-on facial hair! Decembeard is back and now more than ever, support is needed to help ensure Bowel Cancer UK can saves lives and improve the quality of life of all those affected by bowel cancer.