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World Parkinson’s Day – 11th April 2021

Around 10 million people have the condition worldwide. Most people who get Parkinson’s are over 60, but one in ten are under 50. – European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) – World Parkinson’s Day 2021 is a day in which people will come together to discuss both the progress & developments made in Parkinson’s research. It […]

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March sees Access Card continue to bloom

As we begin to look forward to the end of the lockdown, the Access Card Team has been working hard to prepare for more accessible adventures – It’s safe to say that the news of slowly easing lockdown restrictions has brought music to many of our ears. Whether it’s visiting loved ones or accessing sports […]

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World Health Day – 7th April 2021

“On World Health Day, 7 April 2021, we will be inviting you to join a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world.” – World Health Organisation – World Health Day 2021; a day in which people highlight the inequalities that still exist within different healthcare systems worldwide. It is a day for further campaigning […]

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World Autism Awareness Week 2021

“One in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)” – The World Health Organisation (WHO) – World Autism Awareness Week is a week in which people come together to raise awareness about the condition and to also raise money for different charities that provide support for people with Autism. – Autism and the Access […]

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Purple Day 2021

Around 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day (Epilepsy Society) – so let’s keep raising awareness about the condition 👊 – Purple Day: A day in which people are encouraged to raise more awareness about epilepsy and share information & support to not only help organisations and people already living with the condition, but […]

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FND Awareness Day 2021

“Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder (FND) is thought to occur in 14-22 cases per 100,000 people.” – National Organisation for Rare Disorders -beb Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder (FND) Awareness Day is a day in which people come together to raise awareness and share information about the condition and provide support for others. – FND and the […]

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Sign Language Week 2021

“British Sign Language (BSL) is the preferred language of over 87,000 Deaf people in the UK” – British Deaf Association – This year marks 18 years since BSL was officially recognised as an official language by the UK Government (18th March 2003). Sign Language Week is a week in which people come together to raise […]

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University Mental Health Day 2021

“Over a quarter of UK students (37%) are experiencing their state of mental wellbeing changing for the worse since starting higher education.” – Randstad Solutions Ltd – It is safe to say that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a large impact on our Mental Health & for university students the lockdowns have brought about additional […]

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World Hearing Day 2021

Over ‘466 million people’ have a hearing impairment of some kind, worldwide. – The World Health Organisation – World Hearing Day is a day in which people come together to raise awareness around different hearing impairments. People may choose to share their experiences of living with a hearing impairment and offer advice & support to […]

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Wear Red Day: 26th February 2021

“One in every 133 babies in the UK is born with a heart condition – over 5,000 babies per year.” – The Children’s Heart Foundation – Today is Wear Red Day; a day in which people come together to raise awareness of congenital heart disease. – What is Congenital Heart Disease? “Congenital heart disease means […]