Dates for your diary
National Tea Day
As the nation’s most loved beverage, it’s no wonder that National Tea Day has become a firm fixture in the calendar! This annual event celebrates all things tea, snacks and glorious about British culture. The movement also provides opportunities for the next generation of tea drinkers to discover the amazing breadth of choice and variety that the industry provides.
The event supports Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity, to help bring people together over a cup of tea. The aim is to raise awareness around the benefits of sharing a cup of tea to talk about whatever’s on your mind.
26th to 30th April
Allergy Awareness Week
For this year’s Allergy Awareness Week, Allergy UK will place a focus on providing help and support to address the particular fears and concerns of people living with conditions during the pandemic.
Amena Warner, the charity’s head of clinical services, said: “Living with an allergy can be challenging at the best of times. At this time of coronavirus, people living with allergic conditions feel even more vulnerable and may be anxious about distinguishing their symptoms from those of coronavirus. This is a very worrying time for our community and we are committed to providing the information and support that they need.”
World Fairtrade Day
Fair Trade believes it has a solution. A solution to inequality, marginalisation and the climate crisis. Out of this pandemic, the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) wants to encourage people to help #BuildBackFairer. You can join the Fairtrade Day challenge by showing your support for your favourite shop; your local initiative that promotes Fair Trade; your campaign or project; your favourite Fair Trade product; and your favourite online shop (it's a #FairTradeLocal, too!).
The WFTO is global community and verifier of social enterprises that fully practice Fair Trade. Spread across 76 countries, WFTO members all exist to serve marginalised communities.
10th to 16th May
National Vegetarian Week
Get set for the Veggie 123 Challenge, it’s as easy as… well, one, two, three! The idea is to go veggie for one week, nominate two people and donate £3 to the Vegetarian Society (a charity that is passionate about veggie food). Everyone is invited to take part and the organisers will have some famous faces getting involved too.
Veggie 123 challenges you to try veggie food for just seven days, plus you get to challenge your friends and family. Take up the challenge at the website below, have some fun, eat delicious dishes for a week and help the planet – it’s win-win!