The Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research fund

Tackling Rising Rates of Melanoma
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We’re helping to beat melanoma. For good!

With your help, we’ve been raising awareness about melanoma for over 14 years and have raised over £400,000 to help fund research to find cures and prevention for this, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

Over the last 30 years, rates of melanoma in the UK have risen faster than any of the current top ten cancers. Around 12,800 cases were diagnosed in 2010 in the UK; that’s around 35 people every day.

Help us to help others – raise awareness and donate to help find a cure.

    Involve Yourself

    Whatever your age, there are loads of fun ways you can get involved fundraising, from ‘shaking a tin’, organising a car wash to running a marathon or helping out at one of our events. Alternatively, simply help us spread the word via Facebook or Twitter.

    Spread the Word

    The more people talk the louder the volume gets, the more people hear. Our aim is to ensure that nobody is in the dark when it comes to melanoma; the more people that know about it the better, so educate yourself and then educate others.

    Educate Yourself

    We all need to wise up to melanoma, so take time to read our facts.  We have also provided you with some of the most popular questions on our FAQs page.  We constantly update information to ensure you are 100% informed.

    Either donate by sponsoring one of our supporters or come directly to us via our ‘Donate’ buttons, to fund research into cures for melanoma. EVERY penny counts.


  • Paul Banwell
    Paul Banwell
    Paul Banwell FRCS(Plast) is the lead consultant of the Melanoma & Skin Cancer Unit (MASCU) at Queen Victoria …
  • Professor Martin Gore
    Professor Martin Gore
    Professor Martin Gore is the medical director of The Royal Marsden and professor of cancer medicine at The …