Thyroid Awareness Campaigns


Thyroid Awareness Campaigns


Thyroid Awareness Week UK

The Thyroid Awareness Week UK was created by Thyroid UK in 2006.  It is held to raise awareness of the problems patients are facing in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease in the UK.

Thyroid Awareness Week UK begins on the third Saturday in October of every year.

Every year, Thyroid UK runs a “Purple Mufty Day” (also known as non-uniform day or dress-down day).

We ask people to donate £1 to Thyroid UK and wear something purple on the last day of Thyroid Awareness Week UK.

You can wear purple tops, trousers, dresses, socks or shoes etc.  To really stand out you could wear a purple hat or fascinator!  Purple nails will really finish the outfit off!!

If you would like to hold a Purple Mufty Day, please display our poster at your place of work, collect the £1’s and send us a cheque or pay it directly into our bank (see details below).

You can take selfies and post them onto your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and then share them with all your friends and family to spread the word!

Make sure you mention Thyroid UK and we can then share them too!

Of course, you don’t have to wait for Thyroid Awareness Week UK to hold a Purple Mufty Day – you can hold one whenever you wish.

Please do ask your bosses and workmates to join us in this event. You never know, they may need us one day!


To pay funds into our bank:

Name of Account: Thyroid UK
Sort Code: 20-21-73
Account Number: 53682137

If you have any queries, please email:


World Thyroid Day and International Thyroid Awareness Week

Created in 2007 by Thyroid Federation international, World Thyroid Day is held every year on the 25th May and is promoted by the American Thyroid Association.

Created in discussions by Thyroid Federation International and Merck-Serono, the first International Thyroid Awareness Week took place in May 2009

International Thyroid Awareness Week starts on 25th May every year and runs for a week.

For more information go to: