Taking place under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day takes a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach.
An annual commemoration day on which pleas are made to political leaders and events are staged around the world to draw attention to the fates of child soldiers, children who are forced to serve as soldiers in wars and armed conflicts. The aim of Red Hand Day is to call for action against this practice, and support for children who are affected by it.
World Radio Day
A day all about celebrating radio. It is also a chance to improve cooperation between broadcasters internationally and to encourage all to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.
World Whale Day
This day was founded in Maui, Hawaii to celebrate humpback whales. It is now celebrated more widely and offers the chance to support whales across the world which are under threat due to loss of habitat and pollution.
One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. This began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.
Digital Learning Day
Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.
A day for national activities in line with the World Summit for Social Development. It is a day to support the efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.
World Spay Day
A day to illustrate the lifesaving power of Spay and and the need to have affordable services available.
International Polar Bear Day
Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic—and how we each can help. It encourages people to find ways to reduce their carbon output, such as by turning down their thermostat or driving less. This day is organised by Polar Bears International.
Buy it with Love
Buy it with Love is a commercial campaign over Mother’s Day; a key time when the public like to support breast cancer as a cause
Companies run cause-related marketing promotions, donating a certain amount from a range of products sold for the period - seeing demonstrable PR, sales uplift and customer loyalty as a result
We promote the campaign through our channels, including our bespoke Buy it with Love website – where customers are then directed through to buy the product, driving traffic to your website
World Wildlife Day
This day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly and is celebration and day to raise awareness about flora and fauna across the world. It reaffirmed the intrinsic value of wildlife and its various contributions, including ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic, to sustainable development and human well-being.
A day for awareness and education with events organised by kidney charities, healthcare professionals, patient groups and individuals who want to make a difference.
Red Nose Day
A fund-raising event organised by Comic Relief. It's a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh
St Patricks Day
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.
International Day of Forests
Raising awareness about the importance of forests and trees in general. Countries are encouraged to undertake efforts to organise local, national, and international activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.
Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages people all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.
World Poetry Day
A day to celebrate the importance of poetry. One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.
National Puppy Day is here for two reasons: to draw awareness to the unconditional love we get from our almost-dogs! And to highlight the importance of working to save our orphaned canines and teach people the truth about puppy mills in the US and puppy farms in the UK and pet stores that stock puppies.
A day to increase public awareness about Tuberculosis and also to try and eliminate this disease
Easter is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by Romans. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
This is a day to focus on the plight of dolphins. Traditionally, Dolphin Day places a particular emphasis on curtailing Japanese dolphin hunts, as these have received much publicity during the last decade.
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
Saint George is the patron saint of England and as such is celebrated annually on 23 April, the day of his death in 303 CE.
World Penguin Day
World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. This happens each year on or around April 25th. Penguins do not fly. Rather, they walk, or waddle their way to and from. World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to learn about and appreciate one of the few natives of Antarctica.
World Malaria Day
On World Malaria Day advocates and citizens around the world raise awareness of malaria as a disease that is preventable and treatable and mobilise action to end the ravages of malaria.
International Jazz Day
A day to celebrate jazz and its ability to unify people across the world.
Its purpose is to raise awareness about mental illnesses, such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses. Mental Health Awareness Month also aims to educate communities about psychological disorders, while reducing the stigma that surrounds them. The month came about by presidential proclamation.
ALS Awareness Month is a campaign to spread awareness of and raise funds for research for a cure for ALS
International Workers’ Day
A celebration of the working classes, promoted by the international labor movement, anarchists, socialists, and communists
World Press Freedom Day
This day is an opportunity to: celebrate press freedom, assess the state of this freedom throughout the world, defend the media if its independence is attacked and pay tribute to journalists who lost their lives through their job.
Give Local America Day
This is a 24hour crowdfunding event in America to raise money for local causes.
World Migratory Bird Day
This day is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of conservation for migratory birds and their habitats. Each year, on the second weekend in May, people around the world take action and organize public events such as bird festivals, education programmes, exhibitions and bird-watching excursions to celebrate.
A day to raise awareness of Lupus, an under appreciated but serious and life altering autoimmune disease.
World Fair Trade Day
Celebrating Fair Trade and its fight against poverty, exploitation, climate change and economic crisis. Celebrated on the second Saturday of May.
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
A day to celebrate gender and sexual diversities across the globe. This day was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.
Dementia Awareness Week
Dementia Awareness Week is supported by the Alzheimer's Society. The Alzheimer's Society is a UK charity which provides support and research for those affected by dementia.
International Museum Day
A day to raise awareness that Museums are important for cultural exchange, development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace.
International Day for Biological Diversity
The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.
This day encourages a 24hour abstinence from all tobacco across the globe.
RNLI - Mayday
Every day is Mayday for our RNLI volunteer crews. The moment the pagers beep, they drop everything to rescue total strangers. Every May day Bank holiday, every year, we call on all our supporters to help us continue saving lives by being a part of our annual, national fundraiser.
Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.
International Childrens Day
It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925 and then established universally in 1954 to protect an "appropriate" day.
The RNLI work hard every day to educate, supervise and ultimately rescue those who are at risk from drowning.
British and Irish waters are dangerously unpredictable. Over 200 people accidentally die each year in our rivers and around our coastline. The RNLI want to change this.
The RNLI has a goal to halve the number of UK drownings by 2024. Respect the Water is the RNLI’s national drowning prevention campaign and will play a key role in helping us to achieve this.
We still want you to enjoy the water, but we also want you to Respect the Water, acknowledge its dangers and never underestimate its power.
In 2016, Respect the Water will be bigger than ever. You’ll see Respect the Water adverts in cinemas, on billboards and online, and hear it on the radio around the UK and Republic of Ireland.
We are also working closely with communities around the coast, so you may also see our messages in lifeboat stations and local pubs.
An annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community.
This is a day to celebrate yoga. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline that originated in India.
Cystic Fibrosis Week
This week not only raises awareness of the disorder, it also raises awareness of the support that is out there for sufferers and their families.
Wrong Trousers Day
Wrong Trousers Day is an event held by Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation to support sick children. The fundrasing and awareness building event encourage people to wear outlandish and silly pants to school, work or just around town.
Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as "the Fourth of July". It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States.
World Population Day
This is an event aimed at raising awareness about global population issues.
Play is an important part of growing up - it's vital for physical and emotional growth, for mental, educational and intellectual development, and for acquiring social and behavioral skills. However 86% of disabled children and young people do not have regular access to play and leisure facilities. There are 744 hours in August and we are asking for just 1. Pick any day and get a group of colleagues together and play for an hour to raise £124 so that one child can come and play at Challengers for a whole day.
A day to celebrate cats. Owning a cat has been shown to improve mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety and depression.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
This is a day to promote and protect the rights of the world's indigenous peoples. This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.
International Youth Day
The United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.
National Aviation Day is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight.
World Humanitarian Day
This is a day to celebrate humanitarian work and those who face danger to help others.
Every day, animals are abandoned or placed into kennels, dependent on charities and goodwill. These organisations are strained beyond coping, and are desperate to raise awareness of the plight of homeless and abandoned animals. Homeless Animals Day aims to educate people about pet abandonment, feral animals and benefits or neutering domestic animals.
The UN International Day against Nuclear Tests brings public awareness and education about the effects of global nuclear weapon tests. The day aims to end nuclear testing and to promote peace and security.
World Alzheimers Month
World Alzheimer's Month unites opinion leaders, people with dementia, their carers and family, medical professionals, researchers and the media from all around the world.
Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers.
International Day of Charity
This day was declared in 2012 by the UN General Assembly and aims to raise awareness to provide a common platform for charity related activities worldwide.
‘Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives’ is the theme of the 2015 World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). It serves as a call to action to individuals and organizations to prevent suicide. This year, the theme encourages us all to consider the role that offering support may play in combating suicide.
International Day of Democracy
This is a day which encourages governments to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy.
Peace One Day
Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September. Throughout the years, millions of people have been active on Peace Day in every country of the world, and hundreds of organisations have carried out life-saving activities in areas of conflict. Peace One Day’s Campaigns and activities in Education, Music, Film, Sport, Dance, Art and Online have proved that the day works.
A day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.
International Day of Peace
This day was established in 1981. It was created as a day to celebrate and strengthen peace within and among all countries.
World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.
A day to raise awareness about the role tourism plays within the international community and the effect it has. A host country is designated each year as a partner to the celebrations.
EB Awareness month #ShowYourSeams
Every year 25-31 October marks EB Awareness Week, but this year we want to make it bigger so we’re turning the whole of October into EB Awareness Month!
Here's how you can get involved...even clothing labels and seams can damage the fragile skin of someone living with EB – labels often have to be cut out, necklines adapted or clothes turned inside out to prevent friction. That’s why this October we’re asking you to #ShowYourSeams!
Visit our website to find out more!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!
Every October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is observed to bring to light an issue that effects our community in a staggereing way. DVAM is an opportunity for domestic violence organizations to connect with the community through meaningful outreach and awareness raising even
National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
Mission of World Animal Day: To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It's celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.
World Cerebral Palsy (CP Day) is a global project to change the world for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. The project is led by a group of non-profit cerebral palsy charities, and supported by organisations in 48 countries. We welcome new countries and partner organisations. This year, World CP Day will evolve into a social movement that will empower people with CP, their families and the services that support them, to drive change that makes a difference in their local communities.
World Habitat Day
This day is on the first Monday of October every year. It is designed as an opportunity to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, that we have a basic right to adequate shelter and that we have the power and responsibility to shape the future of these places.
World Teachers Day
This day celebrates teachers organisations across the world. It aims to raise awareness about the the importance of teachers to education and development, and to make sure they are supported.
As is well known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.
Dashain is the 15-day-long national festival of Nepal, the longest and most anticipated celebration in the Nepalese calendar worldwide. The festival emphasises family and community ties, with people returning home from all parts of the world, and will be particularly poignant in 2015.
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
This day is dedicated to recognising the rights of girls and the specific challenges they face.It specifically supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as right to education/access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and unfree child marriage.
World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.
This day is an opportunity to recognise the struggle of those living in poverty and to give them a chance to be heard. It also promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.
National Bandanna Day is CanTeen’s major fundraising and awareness campaign for CanTeen Australia. Held on the last Friday in October, this powerful campaign has generated over $30 million to support young people affected by cancer. In the last three years alone, the National Bandanna Day message reached 20 million Australians and 1.2 million of them supported the campaign by purchasing merchandise.
This year’s National Bandanna Day will be held on Friday 28th October, and we aim to raise $1.25 million to continue to provide programs and services for young people living with cancer.
CanTeen helps young people cope with cancer in their family. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and – if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we provide specialist youth-specific treatment teams.
World Internet Day
This day celebrates the invention of the internet, those who helped build it and is a chance to reflect on how it has changed our lives.
Halloween is a date celebrated on the night of October 31st. Its celebration is most practised in the United States and Canada. Children wear costumes and they go to peoples' homes saying "Trick or treat!" to ask for candy, sweets in the United Kingdom, or lollies in Australia, and then people give it to them.
World Cities Day
This day promotes the international community's interest in global urbanisation. It is a day to encourage cooperation and address challenges.
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs.
Worldwide Kindness Day
Worldwide Kindness Day is the perfect day to do a random act of kindness wherever you are.
Led by the International Diabetes Federation, WDD unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. WDD is a year-long campaign to reflect the realities of dealing with a chronic condition.
This is day to celebrate international togetherness and awareness among children. It also aims to to improve children's welfare. It is a chance to promote and celebrate children’s rights and continuously build up a living-friendly environment for children in the world through dialogues and actions.
This is a day of celebration for television, but more about the philosophy it represents rather than television as a tool. Television is a symbol of communication and globalisation in the contemporary world.
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States. It is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal and give thanks for what they have.
This is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to come together to show the world why it’s good to give. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering your time or just spreading the word at the start of the Christmas shopping season, #GivingTuesday is a call to action for everyone who wants to give something back.
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
International Day of People with Disabilities
This day aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability as well as celebrating the achievements and contributions of those with disability.
It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to their communities. It is also viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (NG0’s), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.
World Soil Day
This day aims to tackle our lack of knowledge about soil, and to raise awareness about it's importance and the significant role it plays.
International Animal Rights Day (IARD) aims to serve the same purpose as it does every year - reminding human beings that every creature on the planet deserves to be treated with equal kindness and respect.
This day was designated by the UN General Assembly in 2003, which encouraged the international community to organise events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development. This Day is observed every year with a different theme relevant to sustainable mountain development.
This is a day to stand in solidarity with and acknowledge migrants. It was created in 2000 taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world. International Migrants Day is seen firstly as an opportunity to recognise the contributions made by millions of migrants to the economies of their host and home countries, and secondly to promote respect for their basic human rights.
The annual Christian holiday celebrating Christ's birth