A month for all reasons (including 'Plebuary')
Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.
Tuesday 25 September 2012
Following the success of the "Movember" moustache-growing charity, which raises awareness of prostate cancer, the NHS has launched "Stoptober": "a new, exciting 28-day challenge to stop smoking". Here are some suggestions for campaigns for the remaining months of the year:
White Van Manuary: A celebration of undervalued mobile tradesmen
Plebuary: Raising awareness of the verbal abuse of uniformed police officers
Starch: A 31-day eating challenge on behalf of the unfashionable potato and pasta industries
Stapril: Celebrating the British stationery sector
50 Shades of May: In which participants read a piece of erotic fiction every day for 30 days
Sand June: A campaign to build awareness around British beaches
Queuely: A campaign to raise awareness of the summer sales
Phwoargust: A month-long celebration of summer dresses
Schleptember: A 28-day rambling challenge
Abcessember: A month-long dental health awareness scheme.
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
4Chan naked photos leak: Celebrity Twitter reactions to the mass breach of privacy
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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