Facial Palsy Awareness Week

Thank you poster from 2015

Thank you poster from 2015

Facial Palsy Awareness Week takes place 1-7 March every year. This is your opportunity to tell people about facial palsy and how it affects your daily life. Every year we pick a theme for the week. The 2017 theme will be announced shortly, please join our community for updates or check back on this page shortly.


The funds raised during awareness week make a huge difference to our work. With your help we can support more people affected by facial palsy. Fundraising ideas include:

  • Bake sales (with facial palsy themed cakes)
  • Sponsored challenges, e.g. walks, half-beard shave, etc.
  • Quizzes (we have quiz questions available)

Contact us if you have any questions – fundraising@facialpalsy.org.uk

Facial Palsy Awareness Week History

Facial Palsy Awareness Week first launched in March 2015, at the suggestion of volunteer Kay Turner.

Watch the Ben Lomond Challenge undertaken by 120 people from Scotland for Facial Palsy Awareness Week 2016:

Previous campaigns:

#facemyday – Friends and family joined in by shaving half their beard off or wearing half-makeup during the week. They shared selfies on social media to raise awareness. The nail art community painted fingernails to raise awareness and shared on Instagram.

#straightface – we highlighted what so many take for granted, the ability to laugh unreservedly and to express ourselves using our faces.

#faceanewday – people took part in dawn walks to raise raise awareness of facial palsy and literally ‘face a new day’.

Last reviewed: 10-11-2016    ||    Next review due: 10-12-2016