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May Awareness Days 2024

Updated: Jan 24

May Awareness Days

Awareness Days Calendar 2024

May Awareness Days


Stroke Awareness Month

May 1 - May 31, 2024

Every May is stroke awareness month. 12 million people have a stroke each year, of which half of them will die. Behind heart disease, Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world. Stroke Awareness Month is a time to support both individuals and families that have been impacted by a stroke - while taking individual steps to combat this preventable disease.

Charities and Causes to support for Stroke Awareness Month:

  • Stroke Association - working to prevent strokes and assist people who have been impacted by a stroke

Support Stroke Association during Stroke Awareness Month

National Clean Air Month

May 1 - May 31, 2024

Beyond the impact of carbon emissions on climate change, air pollution is responsible for over 7 million premature deaths per year, and this number is growing. National Clean Air Month is a time when everyone is encouraged to take steps to improve the air quality of the planet.

For people, this can mean walking or cycling where possible, and for businesses, this could be supporting activities to offset pollution or carbon emissions.

Charities and Causes to support for National Clean Air Month:

There are many great charities to support, especially when looking for climate change charities. Here are a few that you can support today:

  • World Bicycle Relief - a global charity helping those in remote communities gain access to sustainable transportation improving their quality of life

  • Carbon Offsetting Initiatives - planting trees to offset carbon emissions

  • London Cycling Campaign - a movement to promote safe and sustainable cycling across the City of London

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Mental Health Awareness Week

May 13 - May 19, 2024 (UK Dates)

This is a week to take a step back and reflect on the mental health of our friends, family, coworkers, community, and most of all ourselves. While there are numerous activities that a business can undergo to help improve the mental health of its employees, those looking to support charities have a number of great organisations that they can fundraise for.

Charities and Causes to support for Mental Health Awareness Week:

There are a number of great mental health charities that you can support during Mental Health Awareness Week, here are a few:

  • Action Mental Health - smashing the stigma around mental illness

  • Hospital Rooms - using art to transform mental health hospitals

  • MindOut - a LGBTQ+ mental health charity aiming to improve wellbeing in the community

  • Network for Africa - supporting the mental health of local communities in Africa

World Bee Day

May 20, 2024

World Bee Day raises awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinators for biodiversity, food production, and ecosystems. The date commemorates the birthday of Anton Janša - the pioneer of beekeeping (born in 1734).

Charities and Causes to support on National Bee Day:

  • Bumblebee Conservation Trust - protects and conserves bumblebees and their habitats through research, education, and practical conservation efforts.

  • Virtue Wildflower Planting - £0.03 plants one wildflower providing food and protection for bees

  • Friends of the Earth - campaigns for policies and practices that support pollinators, including bees, and promotes bee-friendly gardening and habitat creation.

  • Buglife - works to protect all invertebrates, including bees, through conservation projects, advocacy, and engaging the public in bug-related initiatives.


Check out all of our Awareness Days, Weeks, and Months

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