The Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund

Tackling Rising Rates of Melanoma

A Quick But Heartfelt “Thank You”!

We have been very busy in the lead up to Christmas, planning our Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code which is due to launch next Spring. We have a brand new logo and have been delighted with the unprecedented support we have had from outdoor organisations, sports professionals and  the governing bodies of sport in the UK.


This is a campaign that has really captured the imagination and we are 100% committed to ensuring that children in the UK benefit from the effects of this in the years to come.


As you can imagine, this is all very exciting and all will be revealed soon!

In addition to this, we would like to mention today how important our regular fundraiser are to us, without whom we would not have a melanoma charity. Further to this we would like to thank the following people who have recently shown their support to us to enable us to carry our raising awareness and funding research:

  • John and Hilda Owen: John has done a fantastic amount of fundraising over the years and has recently donated £100.00 in memory of their daughter Dawn, who died from melanoma in 2008
  • The Ladies Section of Maesdu Golf Club, Llandudno, named our Charity as their ‘Charity of the Year’ and raised £600.00 thanks to Ladies Captain, Mrs Sandra Groom also in memory of Dawn Owen
  • Further donations of £185.00 were received in memory of Doreen Windibank, a friend of Myfanwy and myself, who died on August 31st aged 98 years
  • Brent Yeomans sent £100.00 from an Old School Reunion Day at Tandridge House in Horsham thanks to the contact from Cheryl Muggeridge
  • The annual rugby match between Old Kirkhamians and the Anti-Assassins for the Bruce Craven Memorial Trophy raised £300.00 in his memory. Bruce, a coach at Leeds United FC, had died of melanoma aged 32
  • A school reunion at Tanbridge House School in Horsham raised £100.00 thanks to Cheryl Muggeridge and Brent Yeomans
  • The John Dolding Memorial Fund from Takapau, New Zealand, raised £130.00 from donations from members of his family in England, Gerald and Tony Gorton and their mother, and Graham Berwick
  • Western Power Distribution sent £300.00 to add to the enormous sponsorship already raised by Amy Pearce and Gemma Slaney at the Truro Half Marathon
  • Haskins placed our collecting boxes beside the tills which have recently produced a total

    £62.05. This excellent garden centre group

    has given us such wonderful support for so many years which is much appreciated

  • Finally, around £900.00 will shortly be sent by Louise Richardson from Ilford Ursuline High School in Redbridge, in memory of Lou Parker, in whose memory we had dedicated our DVD for schools and which had been funded by thousands of pounds already donated by the school and friends.

Thank you

All this work is truly wonderful; we will ensure that every penny helps make a difference.

Many thanks,


Harry Townsend -Founder


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