What’s on in the charity world 2015

Please note – we’ve now published the 2016 diary here

Don’t miss this handy reference to your essential diary dates for the UK voluntary sector 2015. You won’t find it anywhere else – we’ve compiled this calendar of charity and health awareness days and fundraising events for June – December 2015 from a wide variety of sources. In fact, when you Google ‘charity calendar’ you’ll just see a multitude of photos of bare bottoms and strategically placed fruit bowls. That may be what you’re after admittedly, but for our hard-working charity colleagues, we hope you find it useful.

We trust that we’ve included the big events for your own charity. But if not, or there is an inaccuracy, don’t hesitate to tell us and we’ll be happy to put things right.

Here’s the PDF download: ChangeStar what’s on in the charity world 2015
or see the list below:


Child Safety Week  1st – 7th June 2015
Volunteers’ Week  
1st – 7th June 2015
Heart Rhythm Week  
1st – 7th June 2015
Stillbirth Awareness Week  1st – 7th June 2015
RSPCA Week  1st – 7th June 2015
Wear it Wild for WWF  
5th June 2015
World Environment Day  
5th June 2015
World Brain Tumour Day
  8th June 2015
World Oceans Day  8th June 2015
Carers Week
  8th – 14th June 2015
National Glaucoma Awareness Week
  8th – 14th June 2015
NICHS Ireland Coast to Coast Cycle Ride  10th – 14th June 2015
Learning Disability Week
  15th – 19th June 2015
The Moon Walk Edinburgh   13th June 2015
World Blood Donor Day  14th June 2015
Men’s Health Week  15th – 21st June 2015
Autistic Pride Day
  18th June 2015
Diabetes Week
  14th – 20th June 2015
Recycle Week  15th – 21st June 2015
Breathe Easy Week (British Lung Foundation)  15th – 21st June 2015
Learning Disability Week  15th – 21st June 2015
Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week   15th – 21st June 2015
Cervical Screening Awareness Week   15th – 21st June 2015
World Refugee Day   20th June 2015
Wrong Trousers Day   26th June 2015
Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month  June 2015
Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild    June 2015


World Population Day   11th July 2015
Disability Awareness Day
  12th July 2015
British 10k London Run   12th July 2015
Adrenaline Rush Glasgow   18th July 2015
Oxfam Trailwalker (South Downs)   25th – 26th July 2015
World Hepatitis Day   28th July 2015
Race for Life  July 2015


International Friendship Day   4th August 2015
International Youth Day  12th August 2015
World Humanitarian Day   19th August 2015
24 Peaks in 24 Hours Challenge   21st August 2015


International Day of Charity   5th September 2015
London to Brighton Bike Ride    
6th September 2015
World Suicide Prevention Day
   10th September 2015
Great North Run   13th September 2015
National Dementia Carer’s Day   14th September 2015
Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week   14th – 20th September 2015
Meningitis Awareness Week  14th – 20th September 2015
Sexual Health Week (FPA)   14th – 20th September 2015
Jeans for Genes Day  18th September 2015
World Alzheimer’s Day
  20th September 2015
Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning  25th September 2015
Know Your Numbers! Week (Blood pressure)   14th – 20th September
National Eye Health Week  21st – 27th September 2015
World Heart Day   
29th September 2015 
Urology Awareness Month   September 2015 
National Blood Cancer Awareness Month     
September 2015
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
    September 2015
Blue September (Men’s cancers)   September 2015
Northern Ireland Stroke Awareness    September 2015


World Animal Day   4th October 2015
World Habitat Day   5th October 2015
Back Care Awareness Week  7th – 11th October 2015
World Sight Day  8th October 2015
World Mental Health Day  10th October 2015
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 10th October 2015
Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, London  11th October 2015
World Arthritis Day   11th October 2015
Dyspraxia Awareness Week   13th October 2015
World Food Day  16th October 2015
Dyslexia Awareness Week   14th – 19th October 2015
Wear it Pink Day    23rd October 2015
Make a Difference Day (volunteering)     24th October 2015
National Adoption Week   19th – 25th October                2015
National Bullying Prevention Month   October 2015
National Depression Awareness Month   October 2015
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month   October 2015
Breast Cancer Awareness Month  October 2015
Stoptober   October 2015
ADHD Awareness Month  October 2015
Oxjam (Oxfam music events)    October 2015


National Stress Awareness Day    4th November 2015
BBC Children in Need   13th  November 2015
World Diabetes Day    14th November 2015
World Prematurity Day    17th November 2015
Alcohol Awareness Week   16th – 22nd November 2015
Anti-Bullying Week   18th – 21st November 2015
Movember (Men’s Health Awareness Month)  November 2015
Lung Cancer Awareness Month   November 2015
Mouth Cancer Awareness Month   November 2015
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month  November 2015


World Aids Day  1st December 2015
International Day of Persons with Disabilities  3rd December 2015
Human Rights Day  10th December 2015
Text Santa  December 2015 (date to be confirmed)
Decembeard  December 2015

Any feedback on this calendar, please send to Kate at: info@changestar.co.uk

Thank you