Raising awareness of sun & heat protection in sport and outdoor recreation

Our FREE resources are used by thousands of sport clubs and outdoor groups to protect the health and reduce the risk of skin cancer for their members and staff. Supported by nearly every national governing body of sport, and outdoor organisation, we’re the UK’s leading provider of sun and heat protection advice in the sector.


Why work with us?

Extreme weather is becoming more common in the UK, including high temperatures which can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion and sunburn. With UV rays a major cause of skin cancer, when working outdoors with adults or children, it is important to promote sun and heat protection. Our targeted campaigns offer FREE resources to support your duty of care, helping educate and improve behaviour around sun and heat protection, keeping everyone safe.

Get involved

Simply select the campaign below that aligns with your work, click on the link and following the instructions!

OK Sun Safety Code

An accreditation campaign for all who work outdoors with KS2 children, helping educate and engage to create healthy habits at an early age.

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Slip! Slap! Swing!

An accreditation campaign for golf clubs, tournaments and golf tour operators, to keep skin cancer off the fairway.

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Sunguarding Sport

Sun and heat protection guidelines, plus sport specific advice for all who participate, official or spectate in sport.

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Sunguarding Outdoors

Sun and heat protection guidelines, plus specific activity advice for all who take part in outdoor recreation.

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Prevention is better than cure

Over 44 people are diagnosed with melanoma every day, and more than 410 with other forms of skin cancer, and incidence is rising rapidly. If you spend lots of time outdoors, have suffered skin cancer or lost someone to this disease, you can get involved with what we do.

What you can do

Educate yourself

We all need to wise up on melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. To help, we have provided you with some key facts. Find out how to check, what to look out for and why it’s important for every member of the family to keep on top of their skin health.

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Become a ‘Sunguard’ ambassador

We believe that the more people know about melanoma the better. Unfortunately, when it comes to sun protection many underestimate the risks until it’s too late, so why not be one step ahead? Get savvy, create better habits, and then encourage others to do the same.

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Become a supporter

Whatever your age, interests or abilities there are loads of ways you can get involved in fundraising for us, from organising a car wash to running a half marathon, helping out at one of our events, or making us your charity of choice. Whatever you choose to do, we promise to support you right back.

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Make a donation

Our work is focused on raising awareness of melanoma and other forms of skin cancer, all undertaken by a small, but focused team. Today is a tough environment for all charities, especially smaller organisations like ourselves who depend on donations to survive. All support is greatly appreciated.

Read all about us!

Our latest blogs, news and media, covering our work across sport and outdoor recreation, as well as how others are supporting us.

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If you have melanoma news you would like to share here, please contact info@melanoma-fund.co.uk