In this week’s blog post we have come up with the main reasons why we think that awareness days are important and the importance of promoting them.
The purpose of awareness days is generally to give knowledge to the public about various health, social, humanitarian and cultural issues.
There are various awareness days for all types of causes throughout the UK.
They not only help raise the awareness of what they are, but they help raise cause awareness also. Do you think I have used work awareness too much?
Well, what we mean by this is, for example; from the 1st – 31st of March is Ovarian Cancer Month, this is the perfect opportunity for cancer-related charities and not for profits to get their message out there, shout from the rooftops about the work that they do and how it helps. This is a great way to spam your social newsfeeds with your upcoming campaigns projects, fundraising events and ways for your supporters to donate to your charity.
They make the public more aware of “what to look out for” in terms of their health
What we mean by this is, awareness days give us an insight into the signs of the likes of breast cancer, prostate cancer when someone is having a stroke and much more. Campaigns for causes such as these educate us on what to look out for and how to recognise when something isn’t right.
They encourage your supporters to participate in a fundraising event or do their activity to help raise funds and awareness for a cause.
When people are reminded of a good cause, it often inspires them to do something to help that cause or charity out. It may be a good idea to have an event or fundraising campaign running alongside the dates of the awareness days that suit you. This can be something as small as a sponsored walk, no sugar for a day, no alcohol or a week or a larger event like a fun run, sleepout or a fashion show. People like something that gets them out of the house and out of their comfort zone. I am the worst footballer, and I am not a great cook either, but I would still make a good attempt at a fundraising Five Aside Match or Come Dine with Me!
We hope you enjoyed our thoughts and took something positive away from this blog. Let us know what you would like to see next!