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Major Trauma Awareness Week 2024

Join us and raise awareness of major trauma and the long-term and complex impact it has on people’s lives. 16 – 22 September 2024

Major Trauma Awareness Week 16 - 22 September 2024

Thousands of people every year experience major trauma. Life-changing injuries can have lots of causes, including road crashes, falls, industrial accidents, suicide attempts and violence. Dedicated teams of professionals work around the clock to save and rebuild lives following the most horrendous injuries.

We want to champion the amazing stories of recovery and the challenges people face after major trauma. We aim to:

  • raise awareness so there is a greater understanding of the long-term impact catastrophic injuries have;
  • celebrate the heroic professionals who work tirelessly to give people the best chance of recovery, from emergency care through to rehabilitation and beyond;
  • bring together all the fantastic organisations, charities and industry leaders who give people the skills, courage and hope they need to rebuild their lives again.

Surviving major trauma is just the start. No one should have to rebuild their life on their own. #MTAW24

How can I get involved?

We’re currently planning a week of activities between 16 and 22 September 2024, so watch this space. There will be lots of ways you can support the campaign and Day One in the run up, and during, Major Trauma Awareness Week. From attending physical events and fundraising challenges, to supporting our messaging online and sharing content on social media. For the time being, get the date in your diaries and think about how you and your organisation could get involved. Sign up to our mailing list for the latest news and information as we build up to this year's event.

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The true impact of major trauma

This year we will amplify the voices of those who have experienced life-changing injuries to discuss the real challenges people face after their injuries. The road to recovery can be long and difficult, often taking years. Most people who suffer major trauma will live with disabilities and experience mental health problems. The support available right now is often inadequate for their needs.

We’ll be asking people who have experienced life-changing injuries to share their stories as part of Major Trauma Awareness Week. Sign up to our mailing list to hear how you can get involved and support the campaign.

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Help Day One reach more people in need

To ensure more people get the support they need after major trauma, you can use the Week as an opportunity to fundraise for Day One! We're planning lots of fun activities you can get involved with, including the return of Go Orange Day. We'd also love to see you come together in your community, school or workplace to organise your own fundraiser. What will you do?

Do you have your own fundraising ideas? Get in touch with Fundraising Manager Kirsty to talk more.

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