National FASD Awareness
the UK and other countries, FASD Day is always on the ninth day of
the ninth month (i.e. September) every year, The significance of the
date is the number 9; the ninth day of the ninth month, and thus a
reminder that, for mothers-to-be, the safest choice is no alcohol for
the nine months of pregnancy.
The purpose of the Day is to
promote awareness of the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy,
and to provide support and encouragement both for women during an
alcohol-free pregnancy, and for families and carers looking after
children and adults affected by FASD.
you would like to learn more of how we marked National FASD Awareness
Day in 2012, below is a link to a page that set out our plans. As
we gather information from friends and supporters of the Trust around
the country, we will let you know how we all got on in our collective
efforts to promote awareness of FASD and to raise funds to support
the work of the Trust.
that information is collated, we will report on particular events and
activities, as well as the overall outcome, to give you an idea of
how people took part in the 2012 National Awareness campaign, and had
some fun in the process!
of the first report in was from Victoria, an Early Support Keyworker
who works in North East Surrey on behalf of Surrey County Council.
Victoria reported during a cake sale, which she and colleagues had
organised, that they had so far raised around £70, and expected to raise
further funds because there were “plenty of tasty cakes left!”.
To the right is a picture of their FASD Trust stand and cake table. And indeed the
cakes look very tasty! Well done, Victoria and colleagues, and thank
Click here to learn more about our 2012 FASD Awareness Day campaign.