Life and Culture Events April 2018

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.