Looking to bolster your New Year’s Resolutions by doing some good? Check out January’s Top 5 official awareness events and find out how you can get involved.
1. Dry January – 1-31 January
Arguably the most popular movement of the month, Dry January aims to mend your mind, body and soul from our beloved Christmas festivities. The brainchild of Alcohol Concern, the campaign has been changing the conversation about alcohol for over 5 years, growing from 4,350 participants in 2013 to 5 million dry participants in 2017.
Determined to go dry for 31 days? Find out more here.
2. World Braille Day – 4 January
On the 4 January, the world celebrates the birthday of Louise Braille, the Frenchman who invented the code in 1821. Braille provides equal opportunities for blind people around the world, so this is a fantastic opportunity to show your support.
CBM directly support the cause, so discover more on their website.
3. National Obesity Awareness Week – 8-14 January
Hailed as a national New Year’s resolution to improve the nation’s health, National Obesity Awareness Week takes place from the 8-14 January. With a push to cook healthy foods, avoid snacks and up the ante on your physical exercise, it’s an amazing opportunity to start 2018 on a positive note.
Supported by the National Obesity Forum, find out more about the cause here.
4. Blue Monday – 15 January
Originally created as part of a PR stunt by Sky Travel, Blue Monday has since developed into a phrase often used to describe the January feelings faced by mounting debt, dark nights and Christmas blues. Our way to combat this? Fundraising, of course. Whether donating money to charity, supporting a charity event or creating your own fundraising page, we have many options for you. Check them out here and alleviate those January blues.
5. Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – 22-28 January
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. Leading the way for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, the Trust are focusing on the fact that cervical cancer can be prevented by understanding the symptoms, attending screenings and knowing where to find support. The Trust have provided many ways to support the week, along with in-depth information about cervical cancer.
Find out more here on this hugely important cause.
There are many ways to turn January into your best month of the year. Let us know your plans for the month in the comments below, we would love to hear them. Good luck!