Today is Social Media Day 2023

Social Media Day was started by the popular website Mashable back in 2010 as a means of looking at how social media’s has had an impact on global communication. Remarkably the very first social media ‘platform’ was launched as far back as 1997, way before the modern day Facebook and like were even thought of, as just a bulletin board…

Today is Public Services Day

This year marks the 20th anniversary for the United Nations led Public Services Day, having started with the first awards back in 2003. The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service.  We as individuals, as a nation, and as a world do not often show the appreciation that those who work in the…

Today is World Refill Day 2023

World Refill Day is a global day of action to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste. Some of the numbers behind plastic pollution are extreme. More must be done to highlight these numbers and promote recycling and re-usability across the world for a better future. #ChooseToReuse #WorldRefillDay

Today is Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day 2023

Transverse Myelitis is a rare condition with no known cure, and so, on June 9th, a day is held to raise awareness for transverse myelitis (TM). TM is the inflammation around a section of the spinal cord, and can cause severe pain, sensory problems and changes in sensations. In some cases it can destroy the white substance that is around…

June is SANDS Awareness Month

Extremely sadly up to 15 babies a day die during pregnancy and labour or shortly after birth in the UK. SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) founded in 1978, run their annual month of awareness every June, to raise awareness of the facts and impacts relating to neonatal deaths and stillbirths. Sands works in partnership with health care professionals, trusts…

Today is European Neighbours Day

The European Neighbour’s Day is held at the end of May each year and encourages residents groups and housing organisations to participate and organise their own individual events. With the world moving at an ever faster pace it is important to remember about our local communities and our neighbours. What better way to do this than by partaking in organising…

Today is World IBD Day

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD, covers serious chronic digestive diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The diseases affect more than 5 million people worldwide, with IBD affecting people regardless of creed, sex or age. These silent diseases have no known cause, as yet have no known cure, and sufferers with pain and chronic suffering have very little public understanding….

Today is World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Fibromyalgia Syndrome, also known as Fibro, FM or FMS, is a chronic illness which presents with widespread pain and profound fatigue, and can affect anyone of any age. People suffering from fibromyalgia either go undiagnosed for years or are misdiagnosed, as a result of this in the UK only there are approximately 3 million people suffering undiagnosed. World Fibromyalgia Awareness…

Today is International Day of the Midwife

Incredibly despite midwifes being around throughout all known history this was only made an official International day as recently as 1992. This day of celebration honours the efforts of midwives and their associations, for all they have done and continue to do. This year’s IDM theme, ‘Together again: from evidence to reality’, with the aim of working towards meaningful change…

Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Started in 2003 by the International Labour Organization this year celebrates the twentieth World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The principles behind the day is in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work. The day is back by the United Nations in the ever increasing need to promote Safety and Health at Work. Every…