THANK YOU to these amazing fundraisers…. Laura Selwood, Alison Jilks, Victoria Bischoff & Gemma Ellse who all ran and finished the Virgin London Marathon 2014. To Ashley Charlwood for completing the hardest footrace on earth - the Marathon des Sables!

The Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research fund

Raising Awareness & Helping Find a Cure for Melanoma
Using a sunbed under the age of 35 can increase your risk of melanoma by 75% Enjoying the sun whilst staying protected

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.

  • A Diary: The Marathon des Sable for Melanoma

    Catch up here with how Ashley Charlwood is getting on in the desert... currently competing in the epic race that is Marathon des Sables... doing it for melanoma! The following posts are relayed through Ash's wife, Mic...

  • A Sliding Marathon for Melanoma!

    The LUFC Channel Row Team will be rowing the English Channel from Nuiport, Belgium to Ramsgate a distance of 54 miles on 8th June 2014, hoping to raise awareness and much needed funds for ...

  • A Pop-Up Mole Clinic Comes to Tunbridge Wells!

    On a delightfully warm and sunny Sunday, we had the pleasure of attending a very special Pop-Up Mole Clinic in the rather splendid Abervagenny Room in The Tunbridge Wells Hotel, set in the town’s historic Pantiles. ...


  • 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 …