Allergy Awareness Week
22 April, 2024 (All day) to 28 April, 2024 (All day)

Allergy Awareness Week is a chance to raise awareness about all allergies whilst highlighting the difficulties people with allergies experience. The event helps people to understand the seriousness of some allergies, and improve our knowledge of what can sometimes be a life-threatening condition. Another big aim of Allergy Awareness Week is to provide support to those that experience allergies. The week-long event highlights organisations and charities that can offer support, such as Allergy UK, as well as the resources available to those who suffer from allergies. 

When is Allergy Awareness Week 2024?

Allergy Awareness Week 2024 will take place from the 24th of April until the 29th of April. Throughout the week there are lots of fundraising events that take place, and people often give donations. 

What is an allergy?

An allergy is a reaction your body has to a particular food or substance. Whilst in most people these substances pose no problem, for allergic individuals their immune system identifies them as a threat. As a result, the body can produce a response to try and combat the supposed threat. This can range from something minor such as itching to something much more severe and life-threatening, like anaphylaxis. Allergies are more common in children, but they can persist into adulthood too.