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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 Seminars and Workshops, click here.

 

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September 2017

1

Steptember

Steptember is focused on encouraging everyone to live a healthy lifestyle and walk, cycle or swim to raise money for disabled people and their families.

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.

10

World Suicide Prevention Day

This campaign aims to raise understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.

16 - 17

Revolve 24 endurance cycling event

Revolve24 is a cycling endurance event held at Brands Hatch Motor Circuit on a car-free weekend, which this year is the 16-17 September 2017.

It is safe cycling on closed roads and is an excellent opportunity for the cycling and construction community to come together.

16 - 22

European Mobility Week

This annual campaign focuses on raising awareness of the use of public transport, cycling, walking and various modes of transport to get cities moving in the right direction.

18 - 24

Know your Numbers! Blood Pressure Week

Know your Numbers! Blood Pressure Week is coordinated annually by Blood Pressure UK.

This week is designed to encourage adults across the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

21

Image of Construction

The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s increasingly popular annual Image of Construction (formerly ITIOC) event is a must-attend for everyone who is registered with the Scheme.

It provides a unique opportunity to learn more about all aspects of considerate construction from senior Scheme Monitors, award-winning sites, companies, and leading UK industry organisations.

29

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Macmillan

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event.

Where people across the UK raise money to help change the lives of people affected by cancer.

October 2017

1

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

1

Stoptober

This campaign takes place every October.

A stop smoking 28 day challenge, which if you participate, you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.

9 - 15

Grown in Britain Week

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

10 - 12

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.

November 2017

1

National Stress Awareness Day

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

1

Movember

Movember is the No.1 leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health.

13 - 19

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week hosted by Alcohol Concern is aimed at getting people thinking about alcohol and how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

20 - 26

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year.

 

January 2018

1

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 2018

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.

March 2018

1

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.

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.

5 - 10

National Careers Week

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

6 - 8

Ecobuild

Ecobuild 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.

19 - 24

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.

April 2018

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 2018

14 - 20

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 2018

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).

Connecting People to Nature’ is the theme for World Environment Day 2017 aiming to get us outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.