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Campaign and Events

You will find all of the Health Campaigns that the Trust is supporting on these pages.

To add your event or healthcare campaign to the calendar please contact the Communications Team.

If your department has an awareness day and any fundraising will take place, please contact or


South Asian Heritage Month     

18 July – 17 August

Aims to raise the profile and contribution of British South Asian history in the UK.


World breastfeeding Awareness week 

1 August 2022

The global campaign that aims to inform, anchor, engage and galvanise action on breastfeeding and related issues.

Cycle to Work Day          

4 August 2022

UK’s biggest cycle commuting event.

International Day of Relaxation

15 August 2022

National Relaxation Day on August 15th encourages us to slow down and unwind. It’s a day to focus on taking care of ourselves and take a moment to relax.


Bedford Running Festival            

2 to 4 September 2022

More than just a running race. Join thousands at Bedfordshire’s MOST POPULAR weekend of running.

Know Your Numbers Week        

6-12 September 2022

Encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

World Suicide Prevention Day  

10 September 2022

Promoting worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

World Sepsis Day            

13 September 2022

An opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis.

World Patient Safety Day            

17 September 2022

Increasing public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spurring global solidarity and action to promote patient safety.

International Week of the Deaf People

19-25 September 2022

An initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy.

Organ Donation Week 

20-26 September 2022

Healthcare professionals joining forces to encourage more people to have regular sight tests and make lifestyle choices that benefit their vision and general wellbeing.

National Pensions Awareness Day          

21 September 2022

National pensions awareness day is a day for raising awareness on the importance of preparing and saving for retirement.

International Day of Sign Languages      

23 September 2022

Celebrated annually across the world on 23 September every year along with International Week of the Deaf.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning              

25 September 2022

Support Macmillian by hosting your own coffee morning to raise awareness.

UK National Inclusion Week      

26 September – 2 October 2022

Designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms.

National Fitness Day     

27 September 2022

Make this the most active day of the year.


Speak Up Month             


A national campaign to illustrate the part which we all play in fostering a culture where people can speak up and be confident they will be listened to.



Encouraging the nation’s smokers to make a quit attempt for the month of October and beyond

Sober October 


Get involved in Sober October by going alcohol-free in October to raise money for people with cancer.

National Cholesterol Month      


A nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture throughout the UK.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month             


To raise awareness for the disease and to raise funds for research. Information and free resources to help you with local campaigns.

Menopause Awareness Month


Raising awareness for women who are feeling lost and going through Menopause and need support.

Back Care Awareness Week      

3-7 October 2022

Raise awareness of the problems back pain can cause, as well as prevention and treatments.

National Work Life Week            

7-14 October 2022

For employers to show employees, and potential candidates your organisation has a flexible working culture and appreciates work life balance.

World Mental Health Day           

10 October 2022

An opportunity to raise awareness and advocacy against mental health stigma.

Coming Out Day              

11 October 2022

An awareness day for LGBTQ+ people to celebrate being their authentic selves.

World Menopause Awareness Day         

18 October 2022

Raising awareness for women who are feeling lost and going through Menopause and need support.

Wear Pink Day 

28 October 2022

Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. Taking place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thousands of amazing people wear it pink in their communities, schools or work places for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now.


Anti-bullying week – wear odd socks competition           

14 to 18 November 2022

Anti-Bullying Week 2022 is scheduled to take place from Monday 14th – Friday 18th November. The theme will be launched in May 2022.

Purple Party for World Premature Day  

17 November 2022

World Prematurity Day (17th November) is a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the sometimes devastating impact it can have on families.

International Men’s Day              

19 November 2022

International Men’s Day celebrates worldwide the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. We highlight positive role models and raise awareness of men’s well-being. One of the six pillars of International Men’s Day is to  improve gender relations and promote gender equality not only for men but for women too.

Giving Tuesday

29 November 2022

Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. Giving Tuesday is a day where everyone, everywhere can do something to support the good causes that mean so much to them.

Wacky moustache competition for prostate cancer        

30 November 2022

Bedford Light up a Life ceremony            

30 November 2022

Movember – Men’s Health Awareness Month   


Responsible for thousands of moustaches on men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health.

National Stress Awareness Day

2 November 2022

Raise awareness, publicity and profile of stress and its impact, and reduce stigma while promoting the importance of wellbeing and stress reduction.

Trans Awareness Week

13-19 November 2022

This week helps raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face.

Disability History Month             

22 November – 22 December 2022

A month of activity to raise awareness and support people with disabilities.

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence    

25 November – 10 December 2022

A time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.


World Aids Day

1 December 2022

An opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

International Day of People with Disabilities     

3 December 2022

Since 1992, the United Nations IDPD has been annually celebrated around the world.

Give a Gift Month           

December 2022

L&D Light up a life ceremony    

1st December 2022

Sparkle Day       

16th December 2022