British Life and Culture June 2017

1st – 7th June 2017 Volunteers Week 

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place from 1st-7th June every year. For more information visit www.volunteersweek.org

5th – 11th June 2017 Child Safety Week 

Child Safety Week is run every year to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. The theme for this year is Safe children: sharing is caring. To find out more visit www.childsafetyweek.org.uk

12th – 18th June 2017 Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Cervical Screening Awareness Week is all about increasing awareness of cervical cancer and prevention not only among older women but also among the general public. For more information visit:

www.jostrust.org.uk

12th – 18th June 2017 Diabetes Awareness Week

Diabetes Week is an annual highlight in the Diabetes UK calendar. It’s a time when supporters come together to raise awareness of the condition and vital funds for the organisation. For more information see the link below:

www.diabetes.org.uk/Diabetes-Week

12th – 18th June 2017 Carers Week

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The campaign is brought to life by the individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

For more information visit: www.carersweek.org

14th June 2017 World Blood Donor Day

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

For more information visit: www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day

19th – 25th June 2017 Refugee Week

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

For more information visit: www.refugeeweek.org.uk