A selection of the awareness-raising and celebration events taking place during June.  Other occasions are available…

The whole of June

SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) Awareness Month

To raise awareness of the facts and impacts relating to neonatal deaths and stillbirths. The loss of a child in pregnancy or childbirth affects parents for life, but the wider public are not always aware of the full impact of such a tragedy. The aim of the month is to raise funds as well as awareness, to support research into neonatal death. Visit https://www.sands.org.uk/get-involved/sands-campaigns/sands-awareness-month for more information.

British Heart Foundation – Wear it, Beat it

A month of fun fundraising encouraging supporters to wear red.

Bowel Cancer Month

The Step up for 30 campaign is encouraging people to get sponsored to do 30 minutes of physical activity every day for 30 days during June. More information at https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/support-us/fundraise/step-up-for-30/


Week of 3 – 7 June

Volunteers Week

A celebratory week focused on volunteers in the UK as a way of saying thank you to them for the contribution they make. Help to celebrate the volunteers that you work with https://volunteersweek.org/

Bike to School Week

Encouraging pupils, parents and teachers across the UK kick-start active travel habits and switch to cycling, scooting or walking for the school journey. Visit https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-services/who-we-work/teachers/bike-school-week for more information.

Legs Matter Week

The first of its kind in 2019. An awareness week encouraging more people to talk about leg and foot health. Find out more https://legsmatter.org/get-involved/legs-matter-week/

Week of 10 – 16 June

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35, with two women in the UK per day dying from the disease. This week aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health. Get involved https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-screening-awareness-week

Carers Week

An annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. https://www.carersweek.org/about-us

Week of 17 – 23 June

Children’s Hospice Week

49,000 children across the UK living with life-limiting conditions and this week is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for them, and the lifeline services that support them. Find out more https://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/

Learning Disability Week

From 17 – 23 June, Mencap want as many people as possible, with and without a learning disability, to get involved in inclusive sporting activities in their local communities. You can get involved here https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/learning-disability-week-2019



1 June

The Big Lunch – a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. Get involved https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/thebiglunchhomepage

9 June

UK Clothing Poverty Awareness Day – This year Sharewear Clothing Scheme are highlighting the hidden issue of clothing poverty in the general population in the UK by holding a music festival — Rags To Rhythm. Find out more https://sharewearclothingscheme.org/

13 June

Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day
Held annually to raise money to help the fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Whether you like to bake or simply show your support by purchasing cupcakes to munch, this is a great way to help people in your local community. Get involved in Cupcake Day https://cupcakeday.alzheimers.org.uk/

28 June

ERSA’s (Employment Related Services Association) fourth UK Employability Day will see organisations across the country join the celebration for those supporting people into work. It is an opportunity to shout about your achievements, drive understanding across local stakeholders and raise public awareness about what you do at the frontline. See how you can get involved http://ersa.org.uk/empday19