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Volunteer’s week 1st June – 7th June 2013

An annual event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. The Week plays a huge part in raising the profile of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while inspiring others to get involved too. Visit the website below for more details.

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Heart rhythm week 3rd June – 9th June 2013

The theme for Heart Rhythm Week is hearts & goals which aim to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, the UK’s number one killer, claiming 100,000 lives each year and of the life-saving difference that can be made with CPR and an AED (automated external defibrillator) to survival. AAAW is a national event which gives anyone with an interest in heart rhythm disorders the opportunity to raise awareness and promote better understanding of arrhythmic conditions. Visit the website below for more details.

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Cervical screening awareness week 9th June – 15th June 2013

Public knowledge and understanding of the role cervical screening plays in cervical cancer prevention is lower and cervical screening uptake is declining. The week aims to help raise awareness of the role cervical screening plays in cervical cancer prevention through range of events, campaigns, media coverage and material distribution. Cervical Screening Awareness Week will be all about drawing attention to the problem and making people realise just how essential it is that they get checked. Because, did you know that 20% of British women don’t go to their cervical screening – that is 20% too many! Visit the website below for more details.

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Diabetes Week 9th June – 15th June 2013

All across the country events will be held to raise funds for Diabetes UK, the charity who organise the week. The charity was formed in 1954 and was called the British Diabetic Association but changed its name in 2000. It is now the largest diabetes charity in the UK and uses money donated to fund research into the condition and help those suffering from it. Visit the website below for more details.

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National Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Week 10th June – 16th June 2013

HS Awareness Week will provide an opportunity for everyone in the UK to promote understanding and awareness of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin disease, which appears in the apocrine gland-bearing areas, such as the armpits, breasts and groin. This recurrent inflammatory and often painful disease is often overlooked, as not much is known of the actual cause. Visit the website below for more details.

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National Food Safety Week 10th June – 16th June 2013

Food Safety Week is an annual event held to promote the importance of good food hygiene in the home. It is also a good opportunity to discuss the importance of health and hygiene. Visit the website below for more details.

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National Glaucoma Awareness Week 10th June – 16th June 2013

National Glaucoma Awareness Week highlights the condition of glaucoma and encourages people to go for regular eye tests. Why? Because if spotted early glaucoma can be avoided. People can lose vision and end up blind very quickly without really any warning. This happens when your eye’s optic nerve is damaged. The nerve sends signals from your retina to your brain, so you can only begin to imagine how important it is for our sight! Visit the website below for more details.

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National Men’s Health Week 10th June – 16th June 2013

The week is organised by the Men’s Health Forum (MHF). This is an independent charity which aims to help men and boys by tackling inequalities and issues affecting their health. Formed in 1994 the MHF aims to help by focusing on groups of men who have the worst health and seeing how they can make a difference, whether it is through physical activity, or being there to turn to for mental problems. Visit the website below for more details.

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Breathe Easy Week 10th June – 26th June 2013

The aim of Breathe Easy Week is to raise awareness of lung health, promote the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and get you and members of your community to try out a lung function test! You may not know it, but 1 in 7 people in the UK are affected by lung disease. The purpose of the week is to help make you aware of what can affect your lungs and cause problems. Visit the website below for more details.

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Carers Week 10th June – 17th June 2013

Carers Week is seven days when we pay tribute to every single carer, and the contribution they make to their families and their communities. Seven days when we seek to demonstrate to politicians, opinion-formers and the general public that carers deserve support and recognition not just for one week a year, but for 52. With the help of thousands of carers and local organisations who support carers, we will this year reach out to even more carers who currently don’t know about or have access to the support and services available to them. Visit the website below for more details.

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Homeopathy Awareness Week 14th June – 21st June 2013

Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine in which treatment is tailored to the individual. Homeopathy can be used alongside conventional medicine when necessary to give an integrated approach to your healthcare. The Society of Homeopaths is a professional body whose members are trained to high standards and agree to practise according to a strict code of ethics and practice. Visit the website below for more details.

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National Bike Week 15th June – 26th June 2013

Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK. Visit the website below for more details.

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National Falls Awareness Week 17th June – 23rd June 2013

Falls Awareness Week runs every year to promote the services and interventions that can help reduce the risk of a fall, and encourage older people to get active in later life. Events are held around the UK. Visit the website below for more information and details of the theme: falls and bone health.

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Refugee Week 17th June – 23rd June 2013

Refugee Week is an annual event celebrating the contribution of refugees to the UK and encouraging people to take a more positive look at asylum. Performances and awareness-raising events take place across the UK. Visit the website below for more details.

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Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week 17th June – 23rd June 2013
Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues, there are around 100 different sub-types of sarcoma and are around 3,800 new cases of sarcoma diagnosed each year in the UK. Visit the website below for more details.

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Herbal Medicine Week 21st June – 30th June 2013

Herbal Medicine Week takes place from 21-30 June 2013. The week is organised by the National Institute of Medical Herbalists to raise awareness of the benefits of herbal medicine. The National Institute of Herbalists was formed in 1864 by a group of herbalists from the north of England with the aim of showing people just how effective herbal medicines can be. The group now has members all across the UK who will be taking part during the week and teaching us the wonders of natural healing. Visit the website below for more details.

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National Myeloma Awareness Week 21st June – 28th June 2013

From the 21st to 28th June 2013, Myeloma UK is holding a Myeloma Awareness Week. The aim of the week is to increase awareness of this complex cancer and to ultimately raise vital funds. 2013 aim’s to reach more people than ever before and inform them about myeloma. Visit the website below for more details.

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Water Safety Awareness Week 22nd June – 30th June 2013

The campaign raises awareness of how to be safe in, on or near water. Our aim is to prevent drowning through education, and to help people enjoy water safely. Visit the website below for more details.

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Metabolic Disease Awareness Week 23rd June – 29th June 2013

Our vision is to provide Metabolic Disease specific information, advice and support to children, young people, adults, families and professionals in the United Kingdom and to provide information and support to families worldwide, to fund educational and primary research programmes and to investigate treatments and medical services. Visit the website below for more details.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week 24th June – 30th June 2013

The first ever Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week in the UK, a week dedicated solely to raising awareness of RA, a disease that 690,000 people across the UK live with. The focus this year is that young people get RA too. Visit the website below for more details.

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Child Safety Week 24th June – 30th June 2013

Child Safety Week is the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s flagship community education campaign. It aims to raise awareness of the number of accidents that seriously injure or kill children every year and the steps we can take to help prevent them. Child Safety Week is for anyone working with families or children. So whether you work in a nursery, children’s Centre, GP surgery, school, your own home, in the community, in road or fire safety or anywhere else working with children or families, you can get involved with Child Safety Week. The emphasis of the Week is on empowering families to take positive action rather than telling them what to do, or lecturing them about what they are doing wrong. Sign up to receive regular updates on Child Safety Week and CAPT news at www.childsafetyweek.org.uk Visit the website below for more details.

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Cystic Fibrosis Week 24th June – 30th June 2013

Raising awareness and fundraising events across the UK. The annual week helps the CF Trust to raise funds to continue its work in funding more cystic fibrosis research, improving standards of care and supporting all people living with CF. Visit the website below for more details.

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Deafblind Awareness Week 24th June – 30th June 2013

Deafblind Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about deafblindness and to increase support for deafblind people and their families. Held towards the end of June each year to coincide with Helen Keller’s birth date, Deafblind Awareness Week comprises events and activities across the UK, attracting participants of all ages to take part in the fun. Visit the website below for more details.

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