Watch Your Back! Keeping all gardeners safe under the sun - find out more, click here...    Leeds United supporters have recently raised £313.00 in donations from the sale of merchandise...in memory of Bruce Craven. THANK YOU!    Angie Newman & Julian Marks who raised £567.00 from stalls at various fairs and festivals around Richmond this summer    to Irene and Bill Kershaw of Haddenham for their kind donation in memory of their beloved son Alan

The Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research fund

Tackling Rising Rates of Melanoma

Sun Safe in Cornwall

Sunsafe

SunSafe in Cornwall is a project that was created to encourage people to enjoy the sunshine sensibly and avoid getting burned and also to raise awareness of the main changes to look out for on in skin, in particular any changes in size, shape or colour to moles.

What has become SunSafe began in May 2008 when Peter and Bet Kaye began campaigning to raise awareness of the dangers of the sun. A year earlier their daughter Becca had died from melanoma.

In 2009, Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund donated £45,000, matched by a similar sum from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust,which provided the financial backing for SunSafe.

This became the worlds first ever, mobile mole awareness unit, AKA ‘The Mole Patrol’ and was, until recently on the road every year throughout summer in Cornwall, thanks to the dedication and drive of Caroline Macrae.  Caroline (AKA Macca) worked full time taking the van round beaches, shopping centres and schools etc. as well as attending ski promotions, the work of the RNLI and numerous events to help raise awareness.  An amazing dedicated lady!

If you are keen for SunSafe to visit your organisation or school to offer advice on SunSafe policies/guidelines for employees or schools or to deliver a talk/assembly then please contact Caroline at http://www.sun-safe.org/