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RAYNAUDS AWARENESS MONTH 2022

February 1st - 27th


Together, we can create a better world for people with Scleroderma and Raynaud’s.

We need you to continue to raise your hands and help increase awareness and understanding of Raynaud’s and why it is important that everyone knows the signs and symptoms to look out for.


What is Raynauds?

Raynaud's (ray-NOSE) disease causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers and toes — to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. In Raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin become narrow, limiting blood flow to affected areas (vasospasm).Raynaud's phenomenon is common and does not usually cause severe problems. You can often treat the symptoms yourself by keeping warm. Sometimes it can be a sign of a more serious condition


Check if it's Raynauds

Raynaud's affects your blood circulation. When you're cold, anxious or stressed, your fingers and toes may change colour. Other symptoms can include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Pins and needles
  • Difficulty moving the affected area

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SAFER INTERNET DAY


February 8TH 2022




What is Safer Internet Day?


Safer Internet Day is an event, organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre, which aims to promote safe, responsible and positive use of internet technology. It involves lots of local and national organisations coming together to raise awareness of correct internet practices. They look at lots of topics including consent, ownership and data privacy, and it runs with the slogan, ‘Together for a better internet’. They also raise issues about cyberbullying, digital identity and social networks. The main goal of Safer Internet Day is to raise awareness and start a conversation about internet safety. One company cannot make the internet wholly safe, but lots of people working together can have a big impact. Its aim is to make a safer and better internet for everyone, especially children and young people.



Safer Internet Day is celebrated every year on a Tuesday in mid-February. In 2022, it will be on the 8th of February




History of Safer Internet Day



Safer Internet Day was the brainchild of the EU SafeBorders project and was targeted by the connected InSafe network as a multi-national event, which highlights the topical issues surrounding the internet. By the year 2009, Safer Internet Day had expanded from Europe, under the guidance of more than 100 global Safer Internet Day Committees, to have a worldwide presence. It is now celebrated in over 150 countries across the globe!



Tops Tips for Internet Safety


Staying safe on the internet is a vital part of modern technology use. Here are our top tips for aiding you and your children in this process: Monitor your child’s internet use and keep a track of their browser history. Make sure you choose strong passwords for your secure information. Keep your privacy settings high to ensure your security. Ensure you're up to date with all the latest security software. Remember to be as vigilant on your mobile as your desktop or laptop. Don't click on links you don't trust.




To find out more information, go to: Safer Internet Day 2022 - UK Safer Internet Centre



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NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK



7TH - 13TH FEBRUARY




The 15th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will be taking place 7th-13th February 2022.



What is NAW 2022?

NAW is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships that takes place across England. It provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate apprenticeships and bring the whole apprenticeship community together The Week will shine a light on the positive differences that apprenticeships can make to individuals, employers and to the wider economy The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, which takes place across England, will showcase how apprenticeships have helped employers of all sizes and sectors, and people of all ages and backgrounds. The National Apprenticeship Week 2022 theme of ‘Build the Future’ continues from 2021, and focuses on the benefits apprenticeships can have on individuals, businesses, and local communities.


How to Get Involved!

A toolkit on how to get involved is now available - Download the toolkit from www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

To support National Apprenticeship Week 2022 individuals, employers, training providers and communities can get involved by encouraging everyone to consider how apprenticeships can help #BuildTheFuture.

A toolkit is available to support the apprenticeship community with planning their activity for National Apprenticeship Week 2022. For More Information: https://www.nationalapprenticeshipweek.co.uk/



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NATIONAL PIZZA DAY



FEBRUARY 9TH 2022



National Pizza Day, your time to get your pizza eating game on! Yes, you heard correctly! A whole day – 24 happy hours – to celebrate that yummy carb that almost no one can do without! From the humble beginning to today’s gourmet offerings pizza has captured the heart and stomachs of people around the globe. Do you like the traditional cheese and pepperoni? Are you more adventurous and need to show that in your pizza toppings? Now is time to show the world! National Pizza Day is a day to celebrate pizza, which is a baked flatbread topped with tomato sauce and cheese and baked in an oven. ... Pizza was invented in Naples, Italy in the 10th century. In 1905, America's first pizzeria was opened in New York, named Lombardi's. Since then, dozens of chain stores have emerged.



Grab yourself a slice and read on...


  • Five billion pizzas are sold worldwide every year and around three billion of these are in the US
  • Pepperoni is the most popular pizza topping in the UK and US.
  • 49% of people in the UK eat pizza at least once a week and Oxford is the city which consumes the most pizza.


Whats your favourite?



Margherita


Keeping it simple and classic with tomato and LOTS of cheese.



Pepperoni


It is all about the spicy sausage for this meat lovers classic!



Chicken


Spicy, BBQ or plain, chicken is the top topping.



Ham and Pineapple


This fruity combination is a controversial one but its tropical taste is a winner!



Meaty


I love ALL the meat, sausage, spicy beef, ham, pile it all on.



Sweet


I love pizza so much I even have it for dessert. Chocolate, cream, strawberries the sweeter the better!



Olive and mushroom


All about the olives for this tasty treat, yum!



Quattro Stagioni/four seasons


I find it too hard to choose which is why I love Quattro Stagioni, four toppings in one, winner!


Tuna


I like a bit of fish on my dish, tuna pizza is the best!



Egg and spinach


Some think it is strange but this is egg-actly what I think a pizza should be like



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