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June National Days

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June National Days We’re nearly half way through the year; it’s flying by. Make the most of the warmer & longer days & plan some outside gatherings.             Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month Sands Awareness Month 1-31 Aug Strawberry Tea for breast cancer care 1-7              Volunteers’ Week Recognising the contribution …

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May National Days

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      May National Days With the weather getting warmer & some bank holidays to look forward to, now’s the time to plan some get-togethers. If you need a theme (or just an excuse) then you’re bound to find one in the list below:               Action on Stroke Month Mental …

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April National Days

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     April National Days If you can get through 1st April without being made a fool of, there are some great days to look forward to & celebrate this month: Alcohol Awareness Month Autism Awareness Month Stress Awareness Month Child Abuse Prevention Month Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Jazz Appreciation Month STD Awareness Month 1                     April …

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Carrot Cake Day

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Carrot Cake Day 3rd February   Celebrate our most famous of vegetable bakes  – not sure it counts as one of your 5-a-day in this form but worth a try! Carrot cake has been around for centuries but fell from grace as the price of sugar fell & the carrots were no longer needed to sweeten …

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March National Days

   March National Days Spring is in the air but it’s still a bit nippy out. Take advantage of Time for a Cuppa, British Pie Week, World Book Day & Chocolate Caramel Day to hibernate indoors for a little bit longer.                 Brain Injury Awareness Month Prostate Cancer Awareness …

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Burns’ Night

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 Burns’ Night 25th January is Burns’ Night, an evening dedicated to the life & works of the poet, Robert Burns. It is an annual celebration which takes place on his birthday. Invite friends round for some Scottish fare & a spot of poetry reading. Robert Burns was born in 1759 in the village of Alloway, …

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February National Days

Nutella February National days

February National Days The weather’s still cold & spring’s not yet on the horizon, so choose an event below to celebrate & gather your friends. Go for comfort food such as Yorkshire Pudding Day or Bramley Apple Week or support charities on World Cancer Day or Gold Heart Day.                 …

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Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night)

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Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night) 5th November   Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason & plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. Why do we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night? Henry VIII’s Reformation in the 16th century made life uncomfortable for Catholics in England & by the time James …

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National Chocolate Day

National Chocolate Day 28 October If you’ve been experiencing withdrawal symptoms from days without chocolate after the finish of Chocolate Week, do not fear! National Chocolate Day is nearly upon us. There are lots of chocolate days throughout the year (thank goodness!) & it’s difficult to know which is which. Some people think National Chocolate …

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Carve A Heart – A Night of Hope

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World Vision’s Carve A Heart – A Night of Hope   31st October 2016   As you prepare for a night of ghoulishness this Halloween, spare a thought for children around the world who live in fear every single night of the year, not just for one night in October. It may be through poverty, …

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