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This is the alternative title to ‘The Coffee Shop vs The Library’ which was what I was going to orignally write about today however, since doing the post about the Stroke Association, which as stated in the post has affected people around me, it occured to me to find out what else was going on Nationally this month. I am aware that next week is Coeliac Awareness Week and EDS Awareness month, as well as the 1st May being the Asthma Bake Sale. all of which are things very close to my heart.
So I made a list of all the things that are happening this month. I can tell you it is very busy for awareness and a few of these are very close to home for me and a lot of them all happen in one week! Brace yourself!
Obviously we start with:
The Stroke Association -Make May Purple
National Walking Month
National Share a Story Month
EDS Awareness Month
Local and Community History Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
National Smile Month
Then there are the Awareness Weeks
13-19 May Coeliac Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week
Dying Matters Week
Neurodiversity celebration week
Foster Care Fortnight
National Vegetarian Week
Christian Aid Week
Museums at night weekend
Spinal cord injury awareness day
Dementia Action Awareness week
Walk to School week
Action for Brain Injury Week
National Epilepsy Week (Go Purple)
British Tomato week
English Wine Week
National Go Canoeing Week
National Childrens Gardening Week
National BBQ Week
Oak Apple Day
(source: national awareness days UK)
Why is there so much going on in May? Things that personally affect me are the following Coeliac Awareness Week, Asthma Awareness Day, Stroke Association, Epilepsy Association and EDS Awareness Month. All have personal links to myself and my family and therefore are very important to me, but why do they ALL have to be in one month!?
That is a huge list to digest, and on Friday this week I will tackle Christian Aid as the Focus on, topic.
As for the Coffee Shop vs Library debate, that can wait until next Monday.
Have a good Bank Holiday.