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1st May – World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day is an annual event organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world


1st May – Skin Cancer Awareness Month

With 5.4 million cases in more than 3.3 million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer and highly treatable when detected early.


7th May – Red Cross Week

Red Cross Week is our annual fundraising event, which is held in May. People across the UK join in. You can too by organising a “red” fundraising event to show your support for the Red Cross. Ideas might include a dress-in-red day where everyone pays £1 to join in, a red cake sale, red face painting or a red themed party.


10th May – World Lupus Day

May 10th is a dedicated World Lupus Day. Lupus is a serious life-altering and fatal disease that requires in-depth understanding and support for the affected persons. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the unaffected and those affected to join hands and get involved in doing whatever it takes to fight this unpredictable and commonly misunderstood disease.


12th May – World Fair-trade Day

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May and is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Association, the global authority on fair trade, comprised of over 450 member organisations from 75 countries around the world.


14th May – Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health awareness week starts every year on the second Monday in May – in 2018 from 14 – 20 May. In a world that is increasingly opening up to – and understanding those with – mental health issues; it’s no surprise that Mental Health Awareness Week is now a firmer fixture on calendars around the UK and beyond. It’s organised by the Mental Health Foundation, and focuses on a major issue each and every year.


15th May – Deaf Awareness Week

Many people struggle with their hearing with 1 in 6 people in the UK affected by hearing loss, that’s around 11 million people. Of these 6.5 million are aged 60 and over. Hearing loss can affect people of all ages though.


21st May – Dementia Awareness Week

For Dementia Awareness Week 2017, we asked everyone to put aside their differences and unite against dementia – to urgently find a cure, improve care and offer help and understanding.


25th May – National Missing Children Day

International Missing Children’s Day is celebrated on May 25, the same day as the United States’ National Missing Children’s Day designated by Ronald Reagan in 1983.

Launched in 1998 as a joint venture of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) and the US’s National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Global Missing Children’s Network (GMCN) is a network of countries that connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations. The Network has 23 member countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the US’s_Day


30th May – World MS day

A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future. World MS Day is officially marked on 30 May each year. Events and campaigns take place throughout the month of May. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.

1st – 2nd April – Easter  

Easter is the time of the Christian year when Christians remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.


1st – 30th April – National Pet Month 

Raises awareness of responsible pet ownership through educational campaigns, we celebrate the benefits of our pets and encourage fundraising for the nation’s needy pets.  We hope you can get involved!


1st – 30th April – National Stress Awareness Month 

During this annual thirty day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.


1st – 30th April – Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month 

This April, celebrate mathematics and statistics, both of which play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems: Internet security, sustainability, disease, climate change, the data deluge, and much more.


1st – 3oth April – IBS Awareness Month 

If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you are not alone – IBS is common with prevalence estimated at 10% to 15%. Yet many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognised disorder.


1st – 30th April – Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 

This year Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK have merged to form the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity, with a mission to ensure that by 2050, no-one will die of bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer however it shouldn’t be because it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer but this drops significantly as the disease develops.


11th April – World Parkinson’s Day 

Millions of people around the world are living with Parkinson’s. But does the rest of the world know what Parkinson’s is?

Join the global Parkinson’s community on World Parkinson’s Day, Wednesday 11 April 2018, to show people what Parkinson’s truly is.


13th April – FND Awareness Day 

Organised by FND Hope, the day is to raise awareness and funding for Functional Neurological Disease(FND).


16th April – World Voice Day 

The idea is to celebrate healthy voices and highlight the importance of voice at work and in society – it began in Brazil and then spread to the USA and all around the world

A big thank you to all those who undertake events and activities to celebrate World Voice Day each year.


23rd – 29th April – Allergy Awareness Week 

Running from Monday 23rd April to Sunday 29th April, the week is designed to raise awareness of people living with allergies.

This year, we will be focussing on travelling with an allergy and raising awareness of the issues faced by people with allergy when travelling.

During the week, we will also be highlighting advice on how to prepare for holidays, both abroad and in the UK if you have an allergy.


23rd – 29th April – National Stationery Week 

The aim of National Stationery Week has always been to celebrate writing by hand, to get people all over the world talking about and sharing details of their favourite stationery products and retailers, and of course, for everyone to send more letters and cards.


23rd April – St George’s Day 

Saint George is the patron saint of England in a tradition established in the Tudor period, based in the saint’s popularity during the times of the Crusades and the Hundred Years’ War.


23rd – 29th April MS Awareness Week 

On this page you’ll find information on our Be Bold in Blue campaign and our new project to help young people affected by MS, plus posters and cards to help spread the word during MS Awareness Week. Together, we can make sure that no one has to take on MS alone.


27th April – World Immunology Day 

To celebrate World Immunology Day 2018, on Friday 27 April the British Society for Immunology is delighted to collaborate with the Francis Crick Institute and Nature Research to present ‘How your gut reacts to microbes in health and disease‘.


28th April – ILO World Day for Safety & Health at Work

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) marks its World Day for Safety and Health at Work on or around 28th April each year. World Day is an international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work around the globe.

World Book Day – 1st March 

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

The Great Daffodil Appeal – 1st March 

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie‘s biggest annual fundraising campaign.[1] Every March, millions of people across the UK support this fundraising event by giving a small donation to wear a daffodil pin. This makes it one of the UK’s most recognisable charity appeals.[2] Money raised through the appeal helps Marie Curie provide free care and support to people living with a terminal illnesses.

University Mental Health Day 2018 – 1st March 

University Mental Health Day is the national campaign to focus efforts on promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education settings. Run jointly by Student Minds and UMHAN, we are encouraging all university students and staff to get involved!


Challenge yourself to give up chocolate for March

Do you find yourself sneaking a cheeky chocolate bar when you’re watching TV? Or frantically raiding your desk drawer for a sweet treat when those 3pm cravings hit? Or are you looking to put your willpower to the ultimate test?

We’re challenging the nation to give up chocolate for March while simultaneously raising money for our life saving heart research. Go on, join team DECHOX now. We’ll support you every step of the way to make it less of a rocky road. Sign up.

Time for a Cuppa 2018 – 1st March 

Everyone loves a cup of tea, sweet treat and a good old natter – don’t they! So why not pop the kettle on and share your favourite bakes with family, friends and colleagues, while helping our specialist dementia nurses support more families facing dementia.

St David’s Day – 1st March 

Saint David’s Day is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March, the date of Saint David’s death in 589 AD and is celebrated every year in Wales.

Great British Spring Clean 2nd – 4th March 

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with a simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches.

We want to inspire 400,000 people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us. Join our growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.

Endometriosis Awareness Week – 3rd March – 11th March 

With diagnosis taking an average of 7.5 years in the UK, our main focus for Awareness Week is to raise awareness with women who may not yet have a diagnosis, with the aim of bringing down the unacceptably long diagnosis time.

National Apprenticeship Week – 5th – 9th March 

During the week employers and apprentices from across England will come together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.

The theme for the #NAW2018 is ‘Apprenticeships Work’. Showcasing how apprenticeships work:

  • for individuals
  • for employers
  • for the community
  • for the wider economy

International Women’s Day – 8th March 

With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.

World Kidney Day – 8th March

World Kidney Day (WKD) is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday in March every year.

The 2018 theme is ‘Kidney Disease and Women’s Health’.

The UK initiative is led by the Kidney Charities Together Group comprising the four leading UK kidney charities.

British Science Week – 9th – 18th March 

British Science Week, run by the British Science Association is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

Mothering Sunday – 11th March 

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate mothers and all mother figures such as grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers-in-law and everything that they do. A special effort is made on this day when children or daughters and sons-in-law buy cards, flowers or gifts for their mothers. The origins of Mother’s Day date back to the ancient Greek times, but the way in which we celebrate it today began in America in 1908.

Nutrition and Hydration Week 12th – 18th March 

Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.

Saint Patrick’s Day – 17th March 

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, the foremost patron saint of Ireland

English Tourism Week – 17th – 25th March 

Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week campaigns to raise the profile of the industry and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England. It provides you with a vehicle to kick start the season and promote your local tourism products. Whether you are an accommodation provider, an attraction, a tourist information centre or a destination, everyone can participate.

National Conversation Week – 19th – 25th March 

National Conversation Week 2018 is all about the simple, pleasurable and rewarding pastime of simply talking to each other. That’s why we’re encouraging everyone in the UK to spend the week trying a little bit harder to engage with those around them be they a friend, family member, colleague or customer.

Autism Awareness Week – 26th March – 2nd April 

Get involved in our biggest fundraiser of the year, World Autism Awareness Week on 26 March – 2 April. Each year, in the week leading up to World Autism Awareness Day, we encourage the public to take part in World Autism Awareness Week – a full seven days where schoolsworkplaces and individuals, their families and friends all over the UK are taking part in activities to raise money and awareness for The National Autistic Society.


Dignity in Care Action Day – 1st February

Dignity Action Day #DAD2018 is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services.


Raynaud’s Awareness Month – 1st – 28th February

Raynaud’s affects millions of us yet we often remain undiagnosed or left to deal with the impact alone.We need you to continue to raise your hands and help increase awareness and understanding of Raynaud’s and why it is important that everyone knows the signs and symptoms to look out for.


NSPCC Number Day – 2nd February

Join thousands of schools for a mega maths-inspired fundraising day and raise money for the NSPCC. With new creative activities this year, it’s maths but not as you know it! Whether you dedicate a day or an hour to being a maths maverick, every pound you raise counts towards our fight for every childhood.


Wear Red Day – 2nd February

Support Children’s Heart Surgery Fund this Wear Red Day and help children and adults born with congenital heart disease. Your fundraising will help fund ground-breaking new equipment, resources, training and research, as well as support for children and their families whenever they need it.

Wear Red Day


World Cancer Day – 4th February

On 4 February, World Cancer Day is a day to unite in the fight against cancer. Every Unity Band worn, every pound donated and every gesture of support will play an important part of beating cancer sooner


Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week – 5th – 11th February

We’d love you to join us and add your voice to thousands of people across the UK saying #itsnotok.


Tinnitus Week – 5th – 11th February

The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the condition, which affects approximately 1 in 10 of the population. For the first time, the international tinnitus community will join forces to shine a light on the condition, targeting as many people as possible in order to raise awareness of how tinnitus impacts on the lives of those living with it.


Safer Internet Day – 6th February

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.


Shrove Tuesday = 13th February

Shrove Tuesday (known in some countries as Pancake Tuesday) is a day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes.


Valentine’s Day – 14th February

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honouring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognised as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.


Chinese New Year – 16th February

Chinese New Yearalso known as the “Spring Festival” (simplified Chinese: 春节; traditional Chinese: 春節; Pinyin: Chūn Jié) in modern China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 Jan and 20 Feb.


Random Acts of Kindness Day – 17th February

Celebrated on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations, nationwide, to encourage acts of kindness. It is a favorite day to many, as people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness.

Dry January 1st-31st 

Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January.


Braille Day 4th January 

The 4th of January is World Braille Day, as it is the birthday of Louis Braille, the Frenchman who invented the code in 1821. Braille helps to provide equal opportunity for many blind people worldwide.


National Obesity Awareness Week 9th – 15th January 

The National Obesity Forum wants a national New Year’s resolution to help improve the nation’s health.


World Religion Day – 21st January 

World Religion Day is an observance initiated in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i’s of the United States, celebrated worldwide on the third Sunday in January each year.


Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 22nd – 28th January 

Cervical cancer can be prevented. With your help we can ensure every woman knows how they can reduce their risk of the disease and the steps they can take to look after their health.

We would like to wish all our learners, employers and clients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The office will be closed from 5 pm on Wednesday 20th December 2017 and will re open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.


We held our Annual Learner Awards on Thursday 14th December at Rainford Village Hall.

During the day we held a raffle for Crisis at Christmas where we raised £99 and Team Enterprises contributed the rest of the amount to reserve a table of 10 this Christmas. Also a warm welcome, three nutritious, hot meals daily including Christmas dinner, a chance to shower, freshen up and get clean clothes, a health check and treatment from a doctor, optician and dentist, expert help with mental health and addiction problems, advice on housing and employment plus access to Crisis’s year-round services for training and support in the year ahead which totalled £260.80.

The Winners of the awards were:

Wendy Howard won Patricia Sutton Memorial Award for Endeavour
Karen Dearing won Adult Skills Learner of the Year
Andreea Sfrejea won Apprentice of the Year

Congratulations to all our winners and nominees and a big thank you to Margaret Reid from BIIAB for choosing them.

1st-31st Decembeared

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. However it shouldn’t be. It’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.

Dads, brothers, sons, uncles, nephews, grandads – you can give hope and help stop bowel cancer this December.

If you are intrested in getting involved please visit the link below.

1st-7th Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are often viewed as ‘invisible illnesses’. This Awareness Week, we’re #MakingTheInvisibleVisible, so whether you Go Purple or whether you Say it on Social Media, let’s bring Crohn’s and Colitis out of the fog this December.

1st-7th Anger Awareness Week

Participating in National Anger Awareness week will encourage people to think about how anger impacts their lives and of creative ways to deal with this powerful emotion. Contrary to popular belief, if channelled correctly anger can in fact be a creative rather than a destructive force.

2nd International Day For Abolition Of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).

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.

3rd International Day People With Disability

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

5th International Volunteers Day

It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to their communities.

10th Human Rights Day

This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

12th International Day Of Neutrality

In the face of political tension and escalating crises, it is of great importance to uphold the principles of sovereignty and the sovereign equality of States, territorial integrity, self-determination and non-intervention in the internal affairs of any State, and to defend, promote and encourage the settlement of international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security are not endangered.

15th Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day

Its the most magical time of  year- fairy lights and baubles, snowmen and christmas trees. And on 15th December we want it all on a jumper! Thousands of people will be donning their daftest, most wonderful woolies- all for a great cause.

Together, we can make Save the Childrens Christmas Jumper Day the biggest,silliest day ever.

18th International Migrant Day

The total number of international migrants has increased from an estimated 175 million in 2000 to 244 million persons in 2015. Nearly two thirds of all international migrants live in Europe (76 million) or Asia (75 million). Migration is now more widely distributed across more countries.

20th International Human Solidarity Day

Solidarity is identified in the Millennium Declaration as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century, wherein those who either suffer or benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most.

25th Christmas Day

31st New Year

The Employee and Learner of the month for October 2017 nominated by the staff at Team Enterprises are:

Employee of the month – Pauline Ashley

Learner of the month – Jack Dawson


Congratulations to all our winners.