Important Dates and Events

International days, weeks and months are highlighted on the calendar and monthly sections below.

Sites should be aware of these important dates and events, and involve the workforce and/or community wherever possible.

Click on a link to find out more information about an event. You can also get ideas about how your site or company could get involved in important dates and events to interact with the community, raise awareness or make charitable donations.

For a full list of Scheme specific events, including Workshops and Advanced Workshops, click here.

 

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December 2019

13

Christmas Jumper Day

Every year, Save the Children organises a fundraiser called Christmas Jumper Day – this is a great opportunity for anyone to donate to a great cause and have fun whilst doing so!

January 2020

1 - 31

Dry January

Dry January is an annual campaign organised by Alcohol Concern, encouraging a completely alcohol free lifestyle for a total 31 days with the aim to raise awareness of alcohol consumption and healthy living.

February 2020

4

World Cancer Day

This campaign promotes the research for curing as well as preventing the disease, upgrading the provided services to the patients, the sensitisation of the common opinion and the mobilisation of the global community against cancer.

6

Time to Talk Day

This campaign aims to stop people being too afraid to talk about their experiences because they fear it will affect their jobs or relationships.

March 2020

1 - 31

The Sides of March

This month-long campaign is organised by CALM, encouraging men to grow sideburns to raise money and awareness of male suicide prevention.

2 - 7

National Careers Week

National Careers Week encourages education providers to bring together students, local employers and advisers through careers events and activities.

3 - 5

Futurebuild

Futurebuild has been at the centre of the building industry for 12 years, establishing itself as the leading UK exhibition and conference for the sustainable construction and energy markets.

3 - 7

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

3

World Wildlife Day

This campaign aims to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna, flora and living creatures, and raise awareness of the need to protect and preserve them.

8

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

16 - 21

Open Doors

This initiative is designed to open up UK construction sites to the public, to give them a unique opportunity, to see a ‘live’ project, meet the people who work there and come away with a positive impression of the construction industry.

20 - 13

The Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean is an event organised by Keep Britain Tidy which calls on #LitterHeroes across the country to help improve their local environment.

22

World Water Day

This day can help to raise awareness of water usage and make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues.

April 2020

7

World Health Day

World Health Day is coordinated annually by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This day focuses on raising awareness of health issues with this year mainly focusing on issues surrounding Depression.

22

Earth Day

Earth Day aims to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and is coordinated annually by The Earth Day Network.

28

Workers Memorial Day

The Workers Memorial Day is intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, but fight for the living”.

May 2020

4 - 10

Deaf Awareness Week

This campaign aims to highlight the positive outcomes of being deaf aware and how involvement, not only throughout Deaf Awareness Week, but on a daily basis, can continue to improve the understanding of all types of deafness, together with the communications methods that can be used.

18 - 24

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW)

Mental Health Awareness Week helps to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues.

 

18 - 24

Learning at Work Week

This event run by The Campaign for Learning invites workplaces across the country to mark the importance of learning and development.

June 2020

1 - 7

Child Safety Week

Child Safety Week is an annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

 

1 - 7

Volunteers’ Week

This week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

Many use this week to support members of their workforce to volunteer in the local community.

5

World Environment Day (WED)

World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action coordinated by the United Nations (UN).

15 - 21

Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week 2019 focuses on the impact of inequality and deprivation on men’s health.

18

Clean Air Day

Clean Air Day encourages us all to think about air pollution and how we can improve air quality.

The campaign asks people to reduce the amount of air pollution they create, talk to others about how to improve air quality, and avoid harmful air pollution.

23

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day is held annually to promote careers in engineering for girls and celebrate the achievements of female engineers.

September 2020

5

International Day of Charity

On this International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites everyone to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

29

World Heart Day

World Heart Day is coordinated annually by the World Heart Foundation.

This day focuses on creating healthy heart environments. By ensuring that everyone has the chance to make healthy heart choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us.

October 2020

1 - 31

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This campaign focuses on highlighting the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research.

1 - 31

Stoptober

This campaign takes place every October.

A stop smoking challenge, which if you participate, you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.

6 - 8

UK Construction Week

UK Construction Week brings together all stakeholders within the built environment across every facet of design, build and product innovation and is dedicated to knowledge sharing, championing good practice and problem solving.

10

World Mental Health Day

The annual event promotes mental health education, awareness and advocacy. This year’s event will be focusing on mental health in the workplace.

12 - 18

Grown in Britain Week

Grown in Britain Week is a national celebration of our woods and the societal values and products that they contribute.

November 2020

4

National Stress Awareness Day

This campaign supports the action of reducing stress and enhancing wellbeing and performance at work.

19

International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is an annual global event, which celebrates positive male role models and the impact they have on society.

March 2021

12

Comic Relief

Red Nose Day is a UK-wide fundraising event organised every two years by Comic Relief.