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    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread
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    • 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread 29th Oct 15 at 2:22 PM
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 1st Oct 17, 9:21 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful, fun-filled
    and scrumptious Sunday!





    Around 5,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this
    October.

    More people than ever are surviving, but the reality is that
    someone is diagnosed every 10 minutes. This life-threatening
    disease will abruptly become part of their story and that of their
    friends and families. That’s why there has never been a greater
    need for our life changing support today and tomorrow.

    Give support today

    Help us reach more people with our face-to face services,
    information and support by buying a 25th anniversary limited
    edition pink ribbon pin today. >>>



    https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/awareness-month

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info











    What is Go Sober for October?

    Go Sober for October encourages people to go booze-free for the
    31 days of October and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
    Read more... >>>



    Make a difference

    Be a Soberhero and make a real difference for Macmillan Cancer
    Support. Right from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment
    and beyond, Macmillan Cancer Support are a constant source of
    support, giving people facing cancer the energy and inspiration to
    help take back control of their life and make life with cancer about
    living. Read more... >>>



    https://www.gosober.org.uk/

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    Blindness and visual impairment prevention



    Universal eye health: a global action plan 2014–2019

    Globally, 285 million people are visually impaired, of whom 39
    million are blind. A rapidly ageing population means that the
    impact of vision loss is expected to rise. Many people who are
    visually impaired face a lifetime of inequality, as they often have
    poorer health and face barriers to education and employment. It is
    estimated that 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or
    cured. Countries should provide high-quality and affordable eye
    care services for all and educate people about the importance of
    eye disease prevention and care. In 2013, the World Health
    Assembly approved Universal eye health: a global action plan
    2014-2019, a roadmap for Member States, WHO and partners to
    achieve a measurable reduction of 25% of avoidable visual
    impairments by 2019.



    http://www.who.int/blindness/en/

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    About The Big Draw

    Founded in 2000, The Big Draw (formally The Campaign for
    Drawing) is an arts education charity that promotes visual literacy
    and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning,
    expression and invention.

    The charity leads a diversified programme encompassing advocacy,
    empowerment and engagement, and is the driving force behind
    the The Big Draw Festival – the world’s biggest celebration of
    drawing.



    The charity supports professional and emerging artists through
    The John Ruskin Prize and exhibition, and regular events, awards
    and competitions create platforms for each and everyone who
    wants to draw.



    Throughout the year, The Big Draw manages collaborative research
    projects, campaigns and educational conferences on visual literacy,
    digital technology and STEAM. Working with cultural and
    educational organisations, policymakers and businesses The Big
    Draw demonstrates the social, economic and health benefits that
    drawing can bring and provides opportunities for everyone to
    access them.

    #drawingchangeslives

    http://www.thebigdraw.org/the-big-draw

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    Sunday 1st October 2017

    A day of free events and activities for older people

    Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older
    people across the UK. Led by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, it
    celebrates the value and knowledge they contribute to our
    communities while combating loneliness and isolation. Everyone
    can get involved, whether that’s organising an event, spreading
    the word, or simply attending an activity.





    https://silversunday.org.uk/

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    Lupus Awareness Month takes place during October in the UK
    every year. It is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the
    disease amongst the public and medical profession as well as
    improving the understanding of the impact that lupus can have.

    By making people more aware of lupus you can help control its
    impact. We need your help to raise awareness of lupus, its
    symptoms and the effects it can have on people's lives this Lupus
    Awareness Month.

    #THISISLUPUS

    The 2017 Lupus Awareness Month campaign will be using the
    hashtag #THISISLUPUS. The aim of the campaign is to make the
    invisible visible! We want to share photos, videos and stories from
    people affected by lupus around this theme. Is there a side of you
    that your friends or family don’t usually see? Have you been the
    victim of abuse from people who did not realise that you were
    unwell? Have you struggled to get people to understand how much
    you are affected by your lupus?

    We want you to send us your experiences so that we can share
    them on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can
    do this by tagging us, sending us a direct message, or emailing
    paul@lupusuk.org.uk.

    We will be producing a video as part of the #THISISLUPUS
    campaign and want YOU to get involved. Learn more by clicking
    below; >>>>



    http://www.lupusuk.org.uk/lupus-awareness-month/

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 1st Oct 17, 9:22 AM
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    Grandparents' Day

    Do the grandparents in your children's lives know how special they
    are? Grandparents' Day is all about letting them know - and we've
    got lots of ways to help, with some lovely crafty gift ideas,
    colouring cards and pages that grandparents will treasure for ever,
    and lots more!

    Grandparents' Day will next be celebrated on 1st October 2017 in
    the UK and 9th September 2018 in the US.

    "Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
    Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little
    children."
    Alex Haley


    Grandparents are important to children in so many ways. They
    have patience and time when parents are often busy. They have
    stories to tell and interesting games to play. They are also good for
    treats and spoiling, which we all need from time to time!

    In American, National Grandparents Day was proclaimed in 1978
    by President Jimmy Carter at the instigation of a housewife from
    West Virginia, Marian McQuade.

    You can read the proclamation here

    In the UK, some people are now beginning to celebrate
    Grandparent's Day too!



    According to the National Grandparents Day website, the aim of
    National Grandparents Day is:

    To honour grandparents

    To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their
    children's children

    To help children become aware of the strength, information and
    guidance older people can offer.



    https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/grandparents-day

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH

    Every October is International Walk to School Month.

    Join thousands of children across the globe celebrating the walk to
    school.

    Pull on your autumn boots and give walking a go this month.

    LIVING STREETS WANTS TO WORK WITH PARENTS AND CARERS
    TO HELP GET MORE CHILDREN WALKING TO SCHOOL. ARE YOU
    IN?



    https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/what-you-can-do/campaigns/international-walk-to-school-month

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    National Cholesterol Month

    We need YOUR help! Enter the 100 mile Great Cholesterol
    Challenge and help raise funds for HEART UK. REGISTER HERE. >>>

    National Cholesterol Month is an entire month devoted to raising
    awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol and raising funds to
    help us continue to provide our vital life-saving work. We’re
    aiming to raise £10,000 with our 100 mile Great Cholesterol
    Challenge, but £50,000 with other fundraising and corporate
    support.

    Our picture shows Team HEART UK are getting ready to do their
    own 100 mile Great Cholesterol Challenge this October! You can
    sponsor us if you like here If you don’t fancy doing The Great
    Cholesterol Challenge there are plenty of other ways you can raise
    funds for HEART UK - have a look at our fundraising ideas here
    and our sporting challenges here. Alternatively, email fundraising
    now so we can help you work out an activity to suit you or your
    company.

    If you would like to know more about our impact and how we
    spend our money, please read here. >>>

    Thank you



    https://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/The-Great-Cholesterol-Challenge



    https://heartuk.org.uk/Get%20Involved/national-cholesterol-month

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    With the pressures of day-to-day life, home security is often
    overlooked. That’s why National Home Security Month (NHSM) is
    here to raise awareness around the importance of home security
    so you can be safe in the knowledge that your home, family and
    belongings are protected.

    Taking place in October, NHSM will be offering seasonal tips and
    advice to help protect the nation’s homes, families and
    possessions.

    Coming up this October…

    NHSM Launch w/c 2nd October 2017

    National Home Security Month will launch with a bang hosting
    competitions, offers and incentives for homeowners to get the
    latest home security products. They’ll be lots of exciting activity
    taking place so make sure you stay tuned for more.

    Play it safe w/c 9th October 2017

    Week two has a traditional focus; looking at the mechanical home
    security measures we’re all familiar with but too often neglect such
    as cylinders, padlocks and window locks. We’ll be taking you
    through the latest security standards as well as the easy, and cost-
    effective ways you can enhance your existing security.

    Schooling in smart security w/c 16th October 2017

    The future is smart. With the rise of automated homes and smart
    technology, week three is dedicated to the advances in smart
    home security, looking at the latest security gadgets available to
    protect your home. From Smart Door Locks to Smart Home
    Alarms, CCTV Kits and Digital Door Viewers, we’ve got it covered!

    Shine a light on dark nights w/c 23rd October 2017

    Research shows that when the clocks go back burglaries spike by a
    huge 38%! With this in mind, week four is dedicated to securing
    the great outdoors where burglars could be hiding under the cover
    of darkness.

    Spooky season w/c 31st October 2017

    The Halloween and Bonfire Night period is statistically the worst
    time of year for burglaries with domestic damage skyrocketing by
    160%! As a result, NHSM will be providing seasonal advice to
    make sure you’re set to beat the midnight monsters.

    http://www.homesecuritymonth.com/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Sake

    Japan’s national drink sake has played a central role in Japanese
    life and culture for the past 2,000 years. Sake is sometimes
    referred to as “rice wine” but the brewing process is more similar
    to beer, converting starch to sugar for the fermentation process.
    Undiluted sake contains 18%–20% ABV (although this is often
    lowered to about 15% by adding water prior to bottling).

    The earliest reference to alcohol in Japan is recorded in the Book
    of Wei in the Records of the Three Kingdoms, a 3rd century
    Chinese text. Sake is more specifically referred to in the Kojiki,
    Japan’s first written history, which was compiled in 712 AD.

    Once found only in Japanese restaurants outside its native land,
    sake is now served in discerning shops and restaurants of all
    types. As sake becomes more popular, customers are looking for
    guidance on how to choose, serve and enjoy sake.

    Sake is such an integral part of Japanese cuisine and heritage that
    developing an appreciation of it will add to anyone’s understanding
    of Japanese history, culture and society.



    http://www.sakesamurai.co.uk/about-sake/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info




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    • AlfieBlue
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    The theme of the International Day of Older Persons 2017 is

    “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and
    Participation of Older Persons in Society.”


    This year’s day is about enabling and expanding the contributions
    of older people in their families, communities and societies at
    large. It focuses on the pathways that support full and effective
    participation in old age, in accordance with old persons’ basic
    rights, needs and preferences.

    This year’s theme underscores the link between tapping the talents
    and contributions of older persons and achieving the
    implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Madrid International
    Plan of Action on Ageing, which is currently undergoing its third
    review and appraisal process.

    Between 2015 and 2030, the target date for the Sustainable
    Development Goals, the number of older persons worldwide is set
    to increase by 56 per cent — from 901 million to more than 1.4
    billion. By 2030, the number of people aged 60 and above will
    exceed that of young people aged 15 to 24.

    Stepping into the future with pledges that no one will be left
    behind, it is starkly evident that the need to tap into the often
    overlooked and under-appreciated contributions of older persons is
    not only essential to older persons’ well-being, but also imperative
    for sustainable development processes.

    The 2017 theme will explore effective means of promoting and
    strengthening the participation of older persons in various aspects
    of social, cultural, economic and civic and political life.



    https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/international-day-of-older-persons-homepage/unidop2017.html

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    This year’s October Awareness Month 2017 theme is about
    boosting optician awareness of pituitary tumours.

    This builds on our work last year as awareness still needs to be
    improved – PLUS – we’re getting great support from our
    partnership with Myers La Roche which will help us drive our
    message towards the optical industry!

    The aim is to make opticians and the public aware of the
    importance of eye tests in checking your health – especially for
    pituitary tumours!

    The more opticians we make aware, the more patients can be
    diagnosed early and avoid the frustrations associated with a long
    diagnosis.

    We will also be encouraging everyone to hold Go Orange days and
    simultaneously raise awareness about the symptoms of pituitary.
    Go Orange days will help spread the ‘Ask your GP’ message.



    Your involvement makes a huge difference to our Awareness Month!

    Four ways to get involved this October: >>>>



    https://www.pituitary.org.uk/get-involved/awareness/pituitary-awareness-month-october-2017/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    World Vegetarian Day is observed annually around the planet on
    October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the North
    American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the
    International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy,
    compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It
    brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health, and
    humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

    World Vegetarian Day initiates the month of October as Vegetarian
    Awareness Month, which ends with November 1, World Vegan Day,
    as the end of that month of celebration.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Vegetarian_Day



    https://worldvegetarianday.navs-online.org/



    https://www.vegsoc.org/

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    All the support you need to quit.



    From our free app and daily emails, to face-to-face expert support
    and much more – we've got loads of support to help you quit, so
    choose the combination that's right for you.



    https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home#

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    October is the ADHD Awareness Month and our 2017 theme is
    “Knowing is Better: ADHD Across the Life Span.”

    It’s better for parents to know that ADHD might be part of the
    picture so they can seek out the help their children need; it’s
    better for young adults to know about their ADHD so they might
    arrange for appropriate accommodations in school or the
    workplace; and it’s better for adults to recognize their ADHD
    instead of feeling destined to a life of underachievement and
    frustration.

    We are pleased to bring back the ADHD Awareness Month Video
    Contest this year. You can help us raise awareness of ADHD by
    creating and submitting a short video to share your experience
    with ADHD or your best tip for living well with ADHD or supporting
    someone who has ADHD. Videos can be submitted in one of four
    categories: Parent, Child, Adult or Professional. There will be
    valuable prizes for the top videos submitted by children, parents
    and adults. We have a lot we can learn from each other and a lot
    the world can learn from us.

    Before you go, take a few minutes to check out our site. Just click
    on any of the logos at the bottom of this page and you’ll have
    access to some of the best information and help for ADHD that
    you’ll find on the web.



    http://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org/



    https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/

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    • AlfieBlue
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    Celebrate School Libraries every October!

    International School Library Month allows those in charge of school
    libraries around the world to choose a day, week, or the entire
    month in October to celebrate the importance of school libraries.

    ISLM is an opportunity for those in charge of school libraries
    around the world to choose a day, week, or the entire month in
    October to celebrate everything great about school libraries.

    The 2017 theme for ISLM is “Connecting Communities and
    Cultures”. It is based on the annual IASL conference theme of
    “Learning Without Borders”. This year we are focusing on the idea
    that ISLM connects communities (learning communities of all kinds
    and our own social communities) and cultures around the world as
    we share our love of school libraries and show some of the
    wonderful activities that go on in our libraries.

    The ISLM team facilitates a number of activities that you might like
    to participate in as part of the celebration and no doubt you will
    also have your own ideas for how best to make the most of ISLM
    in your libraries. No matter how big or small your school library
    please do consider getting involved.

    ISLM is open to everybody, whether you are a member of IASL or
    not, so spread the word and start gearing up for a super time for
    ISLM this October! And remember, you can tell everybody about
    your ISLM by sending information and photos to our “What People
    are Doing for ISLM” page.



    https://iasl-online.wildapricot.org/advocacy/islm/index.html



    http://www.sla.org.uk/index.php

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    Harvest Home

    Sunday 1st October 2017

    Celebrate Harvest with a day packed with traditional crafts, music
    and food. Children who bring a scarecrow with them come in for
    free!

    Traditional English Folk Music provided by Phil & Sue Gaillard will
    echo around the site.

    Throughout the day there will be an opportunity to participate in
    and watch many craft demonstrations including:

    Butter making
    Corn dollies
    Spinning & weaving
    Scarecrow making
    Threshing

    At 2.30pm a traditional Harvest Service will be held in our historic
    chapel.



    The wood yard will be in operation demonstrating traditional wood
    milling skills.

    There will be numerous stalls on site including RSPB and the
    Woodland Trust.

    A special day to mark the end of the farming year with lots of
    family fun.

    Normal opening times and entry prices apply. For details please
    see the Visiting Us page

    http://rural-life.org.uk/html/Exhibits/Chapel.html

    http://rural-life.org.uk/html/Events/Harvest-Home.html

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Have a brilliant and safe day all whatever you have planned. I will
    catch up later.

    Alfie xxx
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    INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH

    Every October is International Walk to School Month.

    Join thousands of children across the globe celebrating the walk to
    school.

    Pull on your autumn boots and give walking a go this month.

    LIVING STREETS WANTS TO WORK WITH PARENTS AND CARERS
    TO HELP GET MORE CHILDREN WALKING TO SCHOOL. ARE YOU
    IN?



    https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/what-you-can-do/campaigns/international-walk-to-school-month

    Oh yes please, please, please, please, please!









    Plus, I didn't know it was ADHD month! Strange, as I have ADHD!

    I obviously haven't been paying attention!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful, fun-filled
    and scrumdiddlyumptious Monday!





    2 October 2017

    Humphrey’s Pyjama Week is a fun-filled fundraising activity for
    young children to take part in. For a voluntary donation of £2 per
    child, children can wear their pyjamas for the day and participate
    in a number of fun and educational themed activities, whilst raising
    funds for The Children's Trust.

    The Children’s Trust has teamed up with the popular pre-school
    brand, Humphrey’s Corner to create bespoke activities for children
    to take part in. Register today for your free Humphrey’s Pack and
    we will send you an endearing story booklet; ‘Humphrey’s Special
    Day’, all about Humphrey going to visit Frankie, who has hurt his
    head, an activity book for each child, stickers, certificates and a
    poster to promote your fundraising.

    https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/humphreys-pyjama-week-2017


    National Pyjama Week



    Boot the suit: It's National Pyjama Week!

    Forget convention. Brighten up your workplace, university, college
    or school and get involved in National Pyjama Week.

    Do you love the idea of spending all day in your pyjamas and
    dressing gown? Then get your friends, neighbours and colleagues
    involved and sign up to National Pyjama Week here today.

    Organise a Pyjama Day at work or school or for a donation of £2
    each and you can spend all day in your nighties and slippers whilst
    raising money for children with brain injury and neurodisability.
    Register today for your free fundraising pack jam packed full of
    ideas to make your Pyjama Day a huge success.



    https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/national-pyjama-week

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    2nd – 8th October 2017

    A movable feast that is always celebrated in the first full week of
    October. National Cake Week was founded by Lynn Hill in 2011,
    with the sole purpose of celebrating and sharing a whole cake
    together with family and friends. You will find a cake at the heart
    of almost every formal and informal gathering, whether in the
    office, a family birthday party, or a wedding and who doesn’t love
    a slice or two?

    Cakes come in all shape sharing sizes, round, square and
    rectangular. Semi naked, the cake of course not the baker, with a
    feather light sponge, filled and topped with fresh fruit, or a
    chocoholic overload that is sure to send you into a sugar rush high.

    What ever the occasion, National Cake Week is the time to
    celebrate the humble cake in all its glory. Share your creation on
    social media using the hashtag #nationalcakeweek

    What will you be baking?

    Get together with fellow CCC members and join us for the ‘CCC
    Great Big Get Together’ at the Cake and Bake Show London and
    Manchester. Get your complimentary ticket while they last.



    https://clandestinecakeclub.co.uk/national-cake-week/


    CCC Great Big Get Together 2017



    The Clandestine Cake club ‘Great Big Get Together’
    venue Cake and Bake Show

    London – Saturday 7th October 2017 (10am – 5pm)
    Manchester – Saturday 11th November 2017 (10am – 5pm)

    https://clandestinecakeclub.co.uk/ccc-great-big-get-together-2017/

    ^^ Please refer to sites for further info







    This year Dyslexia Awareness Week runs from Monday 2nd
    October to Sunday 8th October 2017 and our theme is Positive
    about Dyslexia.

    World Dyslexia Awareness Day takes place on Thursday 5th
    October 2017.

    Show your support:

    Download our toolkit for supporters here. >>>

    Please use our banners and social media image to show your
    support: >>>

    Our daily themes will be re-enforcing the Aims of the British
    Dyslexia Association taking one aim each day.



    The daily themes are

    Monday 2nd Oct – Early Identification

    Tuesday 3rd Oct – Appropriate Teaching Provision

    Wednesday 4th Oct – Appropriate Assessments

    Thursday 5th Oct – Reasonable Adjustments

    Friday 6th Oct – Raising Dyslexia Awareness

    Social Media: The agreed hashtag for the week is:
    #positivedyslexia2017

    We widely encourage use of this across social media.



    http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/fundraising/dyslexia-awareness-week

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Back Care Awareness Week: 2-6 October 2017

    This year’s Back Care Awareness Week is being held on 2-6
    October.

    The theme is “Back Pain in Education”.

    We have secured KidsBacks4thFuture as a partner and will be
    distributing packs to educational establishments throughout the UK
    to encourage children and young people to look after their backs.

    If you are interested in these packs which contain useful advice,
    guidance and information are available for £9.95 + P&P.



    http://www.backcare.org.uk/news/back-care-awareness-week-2-6-october-2017/



    http://www.kidsbacks4thefuture.co.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to sites for further info







    Be A Compassionate Voice For Animals On October 2nd

    World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA), founded in 1983, is
    dedicated to exposing the needless suffering and death of sentient
    animals raised and killed for food.

    Each year, approximately 65 billion animals are killed to produce
    meat, eggs, and dairy. Most of these animals are raised on factory
    farms, where they are confined, mutilated and raised to grow so
    large, so quickly, that many of them literally suffer to death. Even
    animals raised on small family farms endure many of these
    abuses. Regardless of how they were raised, all animals raised for
    food face a gruesome slaughter.

    We envision a kinder, more compassionate world where animals
    are no longer seen as commodities, raised for their flesh and by-
    products. Learn how to join this global movement below. >>>



    http://www.dayforanimals.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    National Work Life Week is an opportunity for both employers and
    employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance.

    Employers can use the week to provide activities for staff, and to
    showcase their flexible working policies and practices.

    Tweet us @workingfamuk and join the conversation using
    #WorkLifeWeek

    Find out more about our National Work Life Week resources.

    Find out about the National Work Life Week Conference which
    takes place on Monday 2nd October.

    Please sign up to receive one of our ebulletin updates to be kept
    up to date with developments for the 2017 campaign.



    https://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/campaigns/national-work-life-week-2017/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





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    Welcome to International Babywearing Week! An annual outreach
    event sponsored by Babywearing International, International
    Babywearing Week (IBW) is a week-long opportunity to celebrate,
    promote, advocate for, and focus media attention on the many
    benefits of babywearing.

    We invite non-profit babywearing groups around the world to
    participate in IBW by registering as Official Celebrating
    Organizations. These organizations join the celebration by hosting
    online and in-person events throughout the week. Babywearing
    International will promote IBW through this website, Instagram,
    Twitter, and Facebook accounts with contests, awards, giveaways,
    and other interactive events.

    Join us October 2-8, 2017 for a global celebration of babywearing!



    Threaded Together

    The theme for International Babywearing Week’s ninth annual
    celebration is Threaded Together. The inspiration for the theme
    comes from the many different threads that when combined
    through the weaving process form all of the carriers we use. All of
    these individual threads, once woven, create a material in the
    same way individuals and groups worldwide come together to
    create a global babywearing community.



    https://babywearingweek.org/

    https://babywearinginternational.org/what-is-babywearing/

    ^^ Please refer to sites for further info












    Promotional Products Week is the only clear spotlight on
    promotional products targeted towards the end user buyer.
    October is a key period for many organisations buying for events,
    conferences and pre-Christmas gifts.

    Promotional products are one of the best advertising media that
    can engage all the senses, create brand loyalty and enhance
    customer appreciation.

    There are so many great ideas on the market today and we urge
    buyers to engage with BPMA members and share with us your
    great success stories of products and campaigns. We will host
    them on the BPMA Pinterest web board.

    Click here to find out more >>>



    https://bpma.co.uk/event/1557-promotional-products-week

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of
    every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our
    towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.
    It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power
    and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.

    2017 theme: Housing Policies: Affordable Homes

    Each year, World Habitat Day takes on a new theme to promote
    sustainable development policies that ensure adequate shelter for
    all. These themes often promote one of UN-Habitat’s focal areas
    such as:

    Inclusive housing and social services

    A safe and healthy living environment for all — with particular
    consideration for children, youth, women, elderly and disabled

    Affordable and sustainable transport and energy

    Promotion, protection, and restoration of green urban spaces

    Safe and clean drinking water and sanitation

    Healthy air quality

    Job creation

    Improved urban planning and slum upgrading

    Better waste management

    http://www.un.org/en/events/habitatday/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    The International Union of Architects (UIA) representing more than
    1 million architects worldwide, announces the theme of the World
    Architecture Day 2017 “Climate Change Action!”

    The threat of climate change is real. Rapid urbanization and
    building developments are increasing our fuel energy consumption
    and greenhouse gas emission.

    The UIA supports every initiatives following the 2015 Paris Climate
    Change Agreement to combat the impact of climate change on the
    environment and humanity. It calls upon all architects and
    architecture organizations in the world to mobilize efforts to
    respond to these initiatives.

    The UIA Members worldwide will, on 2nd October, celebrate their
    achievements and visions of architecture that is responsible,
    innovative and enriching communities.

    The UIA will participate and support the events in COP 23 (Bonn 6-
    17 November 2017) and the World Urban Forum 9 (Kuala Lumpur
    7-13 February 2018) to promote Climate Change Action!



    http://www.uia-architectes.org/en/s-informer/nouvelles/11086#.WdHYJVRSzMx

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    International Day of Non-Violence

    The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2,
    the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is referred to in India as
    Gandhi Jayanti.

    In January 2004, Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a
    proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence from a Hindi
    teacher in Paris teaching international students to the World Social
    Forum in Mumbai. The idea gradually attracted the interest of
    some leaders of India's Congress Party ("Ahimsa Finds Teen
    Voice", The Telegraph, Calcutta) until a Satyagraha Conference
    resolution in New Delhi in January 2007, initiated by Indian
    National Congress President and Chairperson of the United
    Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi and Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
    called upon the United Nations to adopt the idea.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Non-Violence

    http://www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday/index.shtml

    ^^ Please refer to sites for further info





    Braughing Old Mans Day



    Matthew Wall was sixteenth century resident of Braughing, who
    had a lucky escape from being buried alive.

    He was actually in his coffin on the way to his funeral when the
    bearers slipped on wet leaves and the coffin was dropped, jolting
    Matthew and bringing him back to consciousness.



    When he eventually really died over twenty years later, Matthew
    left a bequest in his will to commemorate the anniversary of the
    non-burial, which was October 2nd.

    On this day each year the custom begins outside the Golden
    Fleece, where the vicar tells the story of the dramatic event and
    the current resident of Matthew Wall’s cottage pays his annual fee
    of £1.



    The church bells are rung, the lane to church (Fleece Lane)
    is swept by local children and the vicar with brooms and Matthew’s
    grave is tended while prayers are said.



    Singing by the children follows, and sweets are distributed for
    later.

    The local name for the custom is Old Man’s Day, as Matthew lived
    to a ripe old age.

    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/braughing-old-mans-day/

    http://www.braughing.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to sites for further info





    Have a brilliant and safe day all whatever you have planned. I will
    catch up later.

    Alfie xxx
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    Good Morning everyone I hope you are all well

    Last edited by colinw; 02-10-2017 at 9:22 AM.
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    Hmmm, thought Colin would have put this in here. There is another hippo calf, born last week at San Diego Zoo. Not a premmie like Fiona but cute nevertheless

    Funani's hippo calf is now 1 week old and we're still waiting to confirm if it's female or male.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • AlfieBlue
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    Good Morning everyone I hope you are all well
    Originally posted by colinw
    Hmmm, thought Colin would have put this in here. There is another hippo calf, born last week at San Diego Zoo. Not a premmie like Fiona but cute nevertheless



    Originally posted by joansgirl

    Hellooeee!

    I'm very well Colin - been fairly busy today though so just
    taking a breather for a few minutes. I hope you are well
    and had an enjoyable weekend.


    Oh what a gorgeous baby hippo - and only a week old!
    Thank you very muchly for posting joansgirl




    Hippo Latte anyone?


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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful
    and glorious Tuesday!


    ULTRADRUMMER - Noun.

    A drummer who plays for extended periods of time to break
    existing Guinness World Records, often for charity.



    Hi, I'm Matt, and I'm attempting a World Record to Raise Money
    for Mind UK, The Acorn Centre (Mind Harrogate) & The Harrogate
    Homeless Project

    I am planning a Guinness World Record attempt for the Longest
    Drum Marathon by an Individual in October 2017.

    My plan is to play a constant 12-hour set then take a permitted
    one-hour break (maximum) until I break the existing record of 133
    hours and go on to set a new record of playing for 170 hours.

    The event will take place on the 1st Floor (next to HMV, WHSmith)
    at Victoria Shopping Centre, Station Parade, Harrogate HG1 1AE.

    I am attempting this world record to raise awareness and funds for
    one national and three local charities, all of which have helped me
    in the past or are close to my heart...

    1) Mind, a mental health charity which believes that no one should
    have to face a mental health problem alone.

    2) Mind Harrogate (The Acorn Centre), which is a drop-in day
    centre with some great classes and peer groups for people in the
    Harrogate area.

    3) The Harrogate Homeless Project, providing a safe, supportive
    and caring place for the homeless in Harrogate and helping people
    to find their own accommodation along with assistance to live
    independently.

    4) St. Michael's Hospice provide support and care to people
    suffering from terminal illnesses as well as their families.



    After finding myself homeless, I received the most amazing
    support from Mind, The Harrogate Homeless Project and The Acorn
    Centre and now that I'm back on my feet I want to help them out
    by taking on, and beating, the Guinness World Record for the
    longest drum marathon by an Individual.

    I will begin the 170-hour continuous drum marathon on 3rd
    October, aiming to finish seven days later on 10th October 2017 -
    World Mental Health Day.

    The online funds raised from this attempt will go straight to Mind
    UK to enable them to help people from all walks of life find
    stability, support, love, and care when they need it most – just like
    I did.

    All local donations at the event will go straight to The Acorn Centre
    & The Harrogate Homeless Project (50% each).

    Please help me to help them.

    To show your support for everyone with mental health problems,
    please generously donate to my Just Giving page.



    Your support is greatly appreciated!!

    http://www.ultra-drummer.com/



    https://www.mind.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to sites for further info







    Use Your Senses is Guide Dogs' brand new series of family friendly
    5K fun runs. Unlike other 5K runs, around the course our Sense
    Stations will surprise your senses. You could find yourself
    experiencing a taste challenge, running in to a sea of scented
    bubbles or enjoying the harmonies of a choir.

    Whether you want to take part with your family, friends or work
    colleagues, this event is suitable for everyone, so you can run it,
    skip it or walk it. Team up with the Five Senses Family today and
    change the lives of families living with sight loss.

    Use Your Senses Locations

    Use Your Senses Hertfordshire - 14 October 2017

    Use Your Senses Birmingham - 3 December 2017

    Use Your Senses Glasgow took place on 3 September 2017 - visit
    our Facebook album to see pictures from this amazing event, and
    keep an eye out for 2018 event dates!



    Join the Five Senses Family

    Team up against sight loss with the Five Senses Family! By taking
    part you can enjoy:

    A welcome pack with everything you need to help you fundraise,
    plus your temporary tattoos for the day!

    An exclusive invitation to visit your nearest Guide Dogs Training
    School for one of our open days – with the chance to meet our
    pups in training

    Sensory experiences en route at our Sense Stations, and support
    from our team of extra noisy cheerers along the way

    A bespoke training plan and dedicated support from our Events
    Team in the lead up to the big day

    A goody bag and unique Use Your Senses medal when you cross
    the finish line

    The chance to meet some of our guide dog puppies in training for
    a cuddle



    http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/use-your-senses-for-guide-dogs#

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Wear it Wild for a day. Love wildlife forever. Dress up and donate
    on Friday 20 October.

    Stand out from the herd in animal inspired fancy dress – and help
    us raise money to protect endangered wildlife around the world.

    It’s a shocking fact that since 1970, populations of wild species
    have fallen by half. But with your help, we can make a difference
    and we’re working hard to ensure that wild populations of iconic
    species such as tigers, rhinos and gorillas are protected.

    So sign-up now and get involved – at work, at school, at home or
    as a group! Let your imagination run wild: sign up, dress up, and
    help us raise vital funds for the world’s wildlife.



    https://wearitwild.wwf.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Have a brilliant and safe day all whatever you have planned. I will
    catch up later.

    Alfie xxx
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    Morning Alfie and everyone else...one for bear

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    • By AlfieBlue 3rd Oct 17, 10:42 AM
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    Morning Alfie and everyone else...one for bear

    Originally posted by colinw

    Brilliant!


    Morning Colin



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