National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.

From small family get-togethers to local community events and talks – it’s a great opportunity to raise awareness about projects you are running or things you care about.

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Supported by the National Lottery, National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.

Children’s Day was established in 1954 by the UN General Assembly to be a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.

Many other countries celebrate the day on the 20th of November, the United Nations nominated day, but in the UK we celebrate it at the beginning of the summer. Although modern life is great in many ways, there are lots of things that are also causing problems for the happiness and wellbeing of families and children.

NCDUK provides a powerful platform for people to talk about the issues and to network with others who want to find solutions. Small local projects can achieve national interest and recognition and large projects can help fund and resource smaller ones.

From small family and community get-togethers to city celebrations and countywide events, it’s a day when everybody can help raise awareness and funding for great local projects and the things that they care or are concerned about.

So it’s a day to both play and have your say…

National Children’s Day UK 2017 - Sunday May 14th

Children in the modern world are experiencing pressures that were unknown to previous generations and National Children’s Day UK provides a wonderful opportunity for people to highlight things that are going on in the lives of children and families and issues that they care about. We hope everyone will use the day as a platform to celebrate everything that is magical about childhood, but to also shine a light on any problems and what we can do to alleviate them’. People can run any kind of mindful, heartful, big or small event that they want for the week up to and including NCDUK.

Wendy Ellyatt, Chief Executive of the Save Childhood Movement

People can run any kind of big or small event they want for week up to and including the day. Become part of a national celebration of childhood!

You can run any big or small activity or event that you want for the week up to and including the day – but don’t forget to let them know what you are up to! #NCDUK2017

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