Happy Left-Handers Day!
Welcome to the official site for the Left-Handers Club, and the 23rd annual celebration of left-handers superiority!! All year round, we fit in with home and office layouts designed for right-handers’ comfort – put up with doors, cookers, sinks, computer mice, keyboards and desks that are efficient for right-handers to work at, and hundreds of times every day we contort ourselves using back-to-front tools and gadgets that make us look clumsy and awkward in our efforts to make them to work…
But NOT TODAY! Because on this special day, it is your chance to GET YOUR OWN BACK on your right-handed friends colleagues and family, by designating your personal space as a LEFTY ZONE where everything must be done left-handed! Download our unique Lefty Zone posters for prominent display, plus any others from our selection of FREE LEFT-HANDERS DAY POSTERS, re-arrange the room for your convenience, and settle down to enjoy this site, totally dedicated to YOU
What's happening in the media?
We always get a lot of media interest in Left Handers Day
Click here to see the latest news on what is happening
Use the #lefthandersday hashtag on Twitter!
We always get loads of greetings and message on Left handers Day and you can see some of them here or
add your own message as a comment on our Happy Left Handers Day post
Raising awareness in 2012 -
Teacher training and the needs of left-handed children
We wrote an article recently on the lack of guidance on helping left-handed children given to teachers either while they are training or in schools. This generated a massive response showing widespread concern about this issue among children, parents and teachers themselves.
We are continuing with our work on this and are using the occasion of Left handers Day 2012 to raise awareness and pave the way for the survey we are planning for September 2012 and then issuing guidance for teachers and parents.
Getting the message out
The media are always hugely supportive of our efforts, and the Left-Handers Club promote the Day in radio, TV and press interviews both in the UK and worldwide.
We do a press release about The Day to hundreds of media contacts worldwide and we normally get extensive coverage on TV and Radio as well as hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines plus a lot of interest from other websites and blogs. There are also a huge number of local and national reports and articles on the Day.
Have Fun with us on Left-Handers Day
Have a look at our list of ideas onHow to celebrate Left Handers Day
Download free posters for the Day to create your own Lefty Zone and raise awareness of some of the challenges and frustrations facing left-handers.
Listen to the Lefties Lament song - it always makes us laugh!
Left-Handed Life Choices Survey
We have been running a survey to look at career and other work choices to see whether they are influenced by being left-handed.
We have started a survey among Left-handers Club members to find out whether there are more or less left-handers than the normal 10% in their work, sport or social groups and what advantages and disadvantages for left-handers may affect their choices of career and other groups.