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image: calbulletJune - National Osteoporosis Month

bulletJune - National Microchipping Month

Highlighting the importance of microchipping as a means of permanent identification and ensuring customers details are up to date in the holiday season.

bullet 1 - 7 June - Volunteers' Week
The UK's annual celebration of the work volunteers with events held across the country to recognise, reward and recruit volunteers.

bullet 5 June - World Environment Day
Every 5 June is a day used by the United Nations to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourages political action. Considered by many to be the most important event on the environmental calendar.

bullet 6 - 12 June - World Heart Rhythm Week

The theme of World Heart Rhythm Week 2010 is 'Know Your Pulse' - a campaign to bring awareness of the importance of pulse checks as an important indicator of a potential heart arrhythmia.

bullet 6 - 12 June - Food Safety Week

Food Safety Week is an annual event held to promote the importance of good food hygiene in the home.

bullet7 - 15 June - British Heart Week

world oceans daybullet 8 June - World Oceans Day
A global celebration of the planet's marine environment.

bullet 11 - 17 June - Oxfam Water Week
Oxfam Water Week is a new UK-wide initiative that gives pupils the opportunity to learn about global issues, develop their skills and values as active global citizens, and make a difference to the world. Water Week benefits pupils, schools, communities and people living in poverty.

bullet12 - 18 June - Diabetes Week

The annual awareness week is organized by Diabetes UK to raise funds for people with diabetes, to increase awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle and to dispel myths around diabetes.

bullet 13 - 17 June - National School Grounds Week
A Week of focussed activity encouraging schools in all parts of the UK to get outside and use their grounds.

bullet blood logo14 June - World Blood Donor Day
World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), 14 June, is a date that commemorates the birth of Karl Landsteiner, who discovered the ABO blood group system. It is a day for blood services across the globe to collectively recognise and thank their donors for their support.

bullet 16 June - Day of the African Child
Day of the African Child is a day recognised throughout the world as an opportunity to reflect on progress toward health, education, equality and protection for all the continent’s children.

bullet 18-24 June 2012 - Recycle Awareness Week
An annual week of nationwide recycling promotions

bullet 18 - 26 June -Team Green Britain Bike Week
A week of events around Britain designed to highlight real alternatives to the car for every day journeys.

bullet 19 June - Fathers Day

bullet20 - 26 June - Refugee Week

Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

bullet 20 -26 June - Recycle Now Week
Recycle Now Week is an annual week of nationwide recycling promotions

bullet 21 June - Summer Solstice - Longest day of the year

bullet 21 - 27 Jun - Deafblind Awareness Week
Deafblind Awareness Week - a great opportunity to raise public awareness about issues facing people who live with deafblindness. The week culminates on June 27, honouring the birthday of Helen Keller.

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bullet 24 June 2010 - Wrong Trousers Day
Inspired by the Oscar-winning characters Wallace and Gromit, Wrong Trousers Day is all about paying £1 for the right to look wrong and wearing wrong trousers to help improve the quality of life for children in hospitals and hospices around the UK.

bullet June 2012 - National Insect Week
The next National Insect Week will run in 2012, from 25 June to 1 July.

bullet 25 Jun 2010 - Armed Forces Day

An opportunity for the nation to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community



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