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International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some countries including China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) are the nation's heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but BHF are leading the fight against it. Their pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
We are all being encouraged to make small changes to our daily routine to encourage us to take the time to have a healthy breakfast. Farmhouse Breakfast Week first took place in 2000 and it has been going strong for the past 15 years, the campaign reminds people of how important it is to have a healthy breakfast.
The aim of National Bug Busting Days (three during the year) is to find all the head lice and zap them in one fell swoop. This stops them from circulating endlessly. Often a child who has caught head lice in the last month will show no obvious symptoms, but they are still contagious.
Teachers in Barnstaple are being invited as of November 2014 onwards to request a visit from a representative of a national children’s charity. Wendy Whittaker from bibic (British Institute for Brain Injured Children, also known as Be Inspired By Incredible Children), which helps children with conditions affecting social, communication and learning abilities, is looking to visit schools in the town to make them aware of the charity’s work.
The Festival of Winter Walks was set up by Britain's walking charity, Ramblers. The aim is to make walking paths safer and encourage people to do more walking. This year, they want you to go out walking over the Christmas period!
Being a carer comes with huge responsibilities! People often give up their jobs and many enjoyable aspects of their lives to look after a friend, relative or neighbour. It's an ultimate act of human kindness.
There may be times of the year when you want to take stock on what you really are drinking. You might be surprised at how many units there are in few glasses of wine after work, a bottle of wine with dinner at home or a couple of pints in the pub. It can really add up! So here’s a few tips from Alcohol Concern on watching what you drink.
Clocks Go Back This Weekend!
Clocks Go Back This Weekend!
At 2am on the last Sunday in October the clocks will turn back an hour, making the mornings slightly lighter and evenings darker. The date the clocks go back, 26th October, also signifies the official end of British Summer Time. The clocks went forward by an hour on 30th March this year to give us lighter summer evenings.
Look Good, Do Good! An inspiring motto for this charity event on 24th October that helps to fund research, develop treatments and save the lives of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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