Past Events

This page lists previous events that have occurred on the calendar.

These international days, weeks and months are highlighted in the monthly sections below.

Sites should be aware of these important dates, and can get ideas and learn from previous events, when making future plans.

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Previous events

March 2020


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.

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.


World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is an annual event organised by the World Sleep Society, which aims to celebrate sleep as well as raise awareness of issues surrounding sleep and sleeping disorders.


International Women’s Day

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


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.

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 - 5


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.

2 - 7

National Careers Week

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

February 2020


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.


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.

December 2019


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!

November 2019

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.


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.

October 2019


Wear It Pink Day

Wear it Pink day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK and is organised by Breast Cancer Now, a charity dedicated to research into preventing breast cancer, catching it earlier, and treating the disease properly at every stage to ensure it takes as few lives as possible.

September 2019

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.


World Suicide Prevention Day

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

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.

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.

August 2019


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.

June 2019

17 - 23

Learning Disability Week

Learning Disability Week is co-ordinated annually by MENCAP.

This event focuses on the issues affecting people with a learning disability and their families.

April 2019


World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in occupational safety and health, focusing on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide.