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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August 2019

8

Cycle to Work Day

This is a national event aiming to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day to promote active travel and healthy living.

September 2019

1 - 30

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.

9 - 15

Stop. Make a Change

Stop. Make a Change is a joint national initiative targeting improvements in health, safety and wellbeing for the sector by taking time to discuss some of the challenges we face as a sector and how they can be overcome.

9 - 15

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.

10

World Suicide Prevention Day

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

14 - 15

Revolve 24 endurance cycling event

Revolve24 is a cycling endurance event held at Brands Hatch Motor Circuit on a car-free weekend.

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.

27

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.

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 2019

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

7 - 13

Grown in Britain Week

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

8 - 10

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.

November 2019

1 - 30

Movember

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

6

National Stress Awareness Day

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

11 - 17

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.

18 - 24

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.

 

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.

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.

March 2021

12

Comic Relief

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