Awareness Days

International Volunteer Day – Monday the 5th of December 2022

This International Volunteer Day, the United Nations is celebrating solidarity through volunteering. Volunteerism is one of the most important delivery methods for social, environmental and economic transformation. The UN’s Volunteer programme recognises and encourages volunteering in its progress towards sustainable human development and world peace. Volunteering can be formal but most volunteering is done on an informal basis, and benefits the wellbeing of volunteers as well as  those who benefit from their actions. This Monday why not celebrate volunteer’s invaluable contributions globally.

Christmas Jumper Day – Thursday the 8th of December 2022

Since 2012 Save the Children have hosted Christmas Jumper Day. The day encourages you to wear a Christmas jumper for the day and to donate £2 to Save the Children, and this year the UK Government has decided to match the amount donated. This year, the funds donated will go towards helping mothers and babies in Kenya. For more information and fundraising visit the website.

Human Rights Day – Saturday the 10th of December 2022

Held every year on the 10th of December Human Rights Day is celebrated. The UN’s General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, gender, language, nationality, and many more protected features that make us humans.