Sunscreen Support

Sunscreen Support

If your customers/clients are outdoor people, or you employ outdoor workers, making sunscreen available is important.

To make it cost-effective and hassle-free we have partnered with Lee Brothers to provide you with a special offer on Stokoderm products, that will also benefit the Melanoma Fund.

Free delivery is subject to a minimum order of £25 (or 6 bottles) and you simply need to add a code: SSS21 which when applied at check-out will provide the following discounts:

(All prices ex VAT)

Broad spectrum
Water resistant formula
Non greasy after feel
Cares for skin
Perfume-free

DEB Stokoderm

Sun Protect 30 Pure 100ml

£5.32

£4.50

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DEB Stokoderm

Sun Protect 50 Pure 100ml

£6.59

£4.50

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DEB Stokoderm

Sun Protect 30 Pure 1 Litre

£31.51

£18.00

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DEB Stokoderm

Sun Protect 50 Pure 1 Litre

£22.65

£18.00

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Sun Board (for use with dispenser)

  • Be UV Aware – Sign can be personalised*
  • Size: 600mm x 450mm
  • Specially designed board comes with 1 Litre dispenser

£30.00

*If you wish to order a board, please email sales@leebrothers.co.uk with a copy of your logo, to have it applied to the board when it’s produced.

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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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Spread the word

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.

Find out how

Accredited Golf Clubs

More than 300 golf clubs have become accredited with the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign, including:


Sun Protection Accreditation FAQ

Sun Protection Accreditation FAQ

Before you sign up you may wish to know a little more about getting Sun Protection Accredited. We have compiled some frequently asked questions below, which you may find useful. If you have problems getting accredited or if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@melanoma-fund.co.uk.

Sun protection is one of the easiest ways to prevent skin cancer, one the most common cancers in the world. By getting golf clubs working together on a national basis, we can create a community that will generate vital awareness to all in the sport.

No. You simply need to pledge to implement a set of simple but effective actions that, when carried out by a growing community of golf clubs and golf tournament organisers will help create impact on skin cancer prevention.

That is great news, and it should not stop you getting involved. Our resources are up to date, written specifically for golf, and will complement and enhance awareness of your existing work.

We recommend an existing health and safety or marketing advisor or a member of staff (or member) with a keen interest in sun protection or skin cancer. They will be responsible for ensuring the pledges are implemented, benefiting both staff and members.

When getting tournaments Sun Protection Accredited, we recommend a key organiser to take on the role, however this is your decision.

We have kept the process and actions as simple as possible. We provide all materials in PDF format, which can be downloaded and printed out. You will need to display these digitally and in relevant areas, to catch the attention of staff and members/visitors.

We can help improve your duty of care strategy and enhance your CSR policies. We will offer you fresh content during summer and in autumn to share with your stakeholders as you wish. We can also provide you with advice on generating publicity to ensure your efforts to benefit the health of your community are recognised and applauded.

As well as having the official backing of nearly every golf organisation in the UK and Ireland, plus huge support from the golf industry, we have hundreds of leading golf clubs already accredited to the campaign, promoting our messages. Why not join them and enhance this expanding community?

We launch the campaign in May; and although you can get registered at any time, we recommend the sooner the better. Sun protection should be promoted until September, whilst the sun is hot enough to burn.

This is free to you. As a charity, we work hard to keep our expenses to a minimum, utilising donations to support the campaign, as part of our objectives of preventing and raising awareness of skin cancer.

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Accredited Golf Clubs

More than 300 golf clubs have become accredited with the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign, including:


Resources

Thank You

You are now Sun Protection Accredited to the Slip! Slap! Swing! sun protection campaign for golf.

Your Resources

Please find below a toolkit of resources, specifically created to ensure your work is impactful. You will shortly receive an email with guidelines on how to implement these within your club, kept as simple and flexible as possible.

Please do explore our new website and other areas of the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign to get a better idea on who we are how we work. If you wish to get involved with us, or require further information, please get in touch HERE.

Accreditation Logo

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Sun Protection Statement

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Awareness Poster

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Sun Protection Tips

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Skin Cancer Facts

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Golf Club Sun Protection Accreditation Certificate

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Tournament Sun Protection Accreditation Certificate

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Golf Club Sun Protection Accreditation Leaflet

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Tournament Sun Protection Accreditation Leaflet

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Get Your Tournament Sun Protection Accredited

Get Your 'Tournament' Sun Protection Accredited

Getting your tournament or golf fixture ‘Sun Protection Accredited’ will not only benefit the health of those who set up and work at the event, but also the players, caddies and spectators who attend. By signing up you will also become part of wider community, helping to create national impact on skin cancer.

By pledging to undertake 5 simple, easy to implement actions, you will help create new awareness, attitudes, and behaviour around sun protection in golf, helping cut the risk of skin cancer to all involved.

A link to our downloadable resources will be supplied to you by email following registration.

Your Actions

1

Appoint ‘sun pro ambassador’ to read our sun protection tips and skin cancer facts and advice and then circulate this information to organisers, players, and those attending.

2

Add a sun protection statement within your terms and conditions of play and employment (or similar health and safety policy) as part of your event.

3

Download and display our awareness poster to help keep sun protection front of mind for all, whilst setting up and during the event.

4

Ensure that sunscreen is available for all whilst setting up, and during the event, either to purchase or in easy to access dispensers. For sunscreen support visit HERE.

5

Display the accreditation logo* and certificate, and promote the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign on your website and socials.

PLEASE NOTE: Your toolkit of downloadable resources will be supplied following registration.
*An accreditation window sticker will be posted out on registration.

Why is it important?

Melanoma is our fastest rising cancer, but it is also largely preventable. With summer’s becoming hotter, it’s important spread awareness to those who spend a lot of time outdoors and underestimate the risks. If not now, then when?

Is it timely?

No. You simply need to read our guidelines and then pledge to implement some simple but effective actions within your club. We will support you with all you need to create a buzz around sun protection. We will even offer you some incentives such as complimentary sunscreen!

What are the benefits?

We can help improve your duty of care strategy and support your health and safety guidelines. Enhance your CSR policies and join a community of clubs, impacting the health of all in golf. We will also provide you with advice on generating publicity to ensure your efforts are recognised in the local community.

Who does it?

We suggest that this undertaken by the club’s PGA Pro or a member of staff who is willing to commit to the actions. This person should have the support of the club manager.

Accredited Golf Clubs

More than 300 golf clubs have become accredited with the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign, including:


Dr Allan Matthews

Ambassadors

Dr Allan Matthews

As the lead dermatologist for the PGA European Tour, Dr Allan Matthews is responsible for overseeing the skin health of professional golfers, caddies, and tour staff. As our medical advisor, he brings valuable insight to ensure the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign message is up to date, and relevant for all in golf.

Dr Allan Matthews graduated in Medicine with Commendation from the University of Dundee in 2007, followed by post-graduate medical training in Edinburgh and Dermatology training in Glasgow. He has been a consultant dermatologist with NHS Fife in Scotland since 2015 and an honorary senior lecturer at the University of St Andrews since 2018.

His training and practice cover all aspects of dermatology including skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. He is particularly passionate about the prevention and early diagnosis of skin cancer, through education and screening and has a keen interest in medical education and in the fledgling field of sports dermatology.

As the Lead Dermatologist for the PGA European Tour, Dr Matthews oversees the skin cancer screening and education service for professional golfers, caddies, and tour staff. He uses this contact as an opportunity to raise awareness of skin cancer and educate on the importance of sun protection and regular self-examination, and to highlight red flags to look out for in terms of identifying a possible skin cancer.

He says; “We have produced educational infographics and offer education and full skin examination sessions at events. My focus is not just on sunscreen use but also physical protection (hats and sleeves), recognition of risk and early detection. We speak about melanoma but also non-melanoma skin cancer which is probably a bit more prevalent in this group, though admittedly not as potentially dangerous.

I am keen to help the Melanoma Fund align their campaign messages to ensure that the accreditation scheme and advice proffered is relevant, accurate and viable for all in golf.

The most important aspect of this is to create good habits, which can be difficult, especially for the older generation. However, with persistence and positive, consistent messaging metred out by the media and golf clubs, we can inspire everyone to take a closer look at their skin health. This is a campaign which aims to create a positive and healthy legacy for golfers of all genders and ages”.

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Skin Checks

Skin Checks

Here at the Melanoma Fund we promote awareness of skin health, notably the importance of sun protection and skin checking as these good habits will help prevent problems in later life.

This year we launched the Slip Slap! Swing! sun protection campaign for golf. A new initiative supported by 9 leading golf organisations which aims to ensure that everyone who plays golf, or works in the sport, understands the importance of avoiding a sunburn.

As part of our campaign, which will raise awareness of how any why to stay safe whilst on the course, we are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with five golf clubs in Kent and Sussex to offer free skin checks. We will be working with local surgeons to provide this service as well as providing advice on sun protection from the charity team.

Solar Buddies Sports

We have collaborated with Solar Buddies who have developed a sunscreen applicator for all those in sport, including golfers, who want to avoid the greasy grip associated with using sunscreen. You can fill Solar Buddies Sports with sunscreen of your choice and its patented applicator ensures even coverage without the user having to touch their skin. Better still, The Melanoma Fund receives 10% from every sale helping us reach even people with our messages.

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Supported by Altruist

This year we will be offering everyone attending our event a full sized bottle of Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF30 in return for a small donation to the Melanoma Fund.

Altruist was formulated by Dr Andrew Birnie, a consultant dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon and ethically motivated altruist, who has teamed up with some of the best formulation scientists in Europe, to produce the finest quality UV protection, for the lowest possible price.

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Get Your Golf Club Sun Protection Accredited

Get Your 'Golf Club' Sun Protection Accredited

Becoming a Sun Protection Accredited ‘golf club’ will not only benefit the health of your own staff and members; you will become part of wider community, helping to create national impact.

Simply agree to pledge simple 5 actions that will actively get people involved, promote awareness, educate on the risks, and encourage action. In turn, these will help create new attitudes and behaviour, to cut the risk of skin cancer to all in golf.

A link to our downloadable resources will be supplied to you by email following registration.

Your Actions

1

Appoint a sun pro ambassador to review the content, act as a facilitator, distributing materials and helping us monitor the campaign within the club.

2

Add a sun protection statement to the club’s ‘terms and conditions of play and employment’, (or similar health and safety policy) benefiting both members and staff.

3

Display our awareness poster and share our sun protection tips and skin cancer advice to both staff and customers.

4

Ensure sunscreen is available for all in the club, either to purchase in the pro shop, or in easy to access dispensers for both staff and members. For sunscreen support visit HERE.

5

Display the accreditation logo* and certificate and promote the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign in your club, on your website and socials.

PLEASE NOTE: Your toolkit of downloadable resources will be supplied following registration.
*An accreditation window sticker will be posted out on registration.

Why is it important?

Melanoma is our fastest rising cancer, but it is also largely preventable. With summer’s becoming hotter, it’s important spread awareness to those who spend a lot of time outdoors and underestimate the risks. If not now, then when?

Is it timely?

No. You simply need to read our guidelines and then pledge to implement some simple but effective actions within your club. We will support you with all you need to create a buzz around sun protection. We will even offer you some incentives such as complimentary sunscreen!

What are the benefits?

We can help improve your duty of care strategy and support your health and safety guidelines. Enhance your CSR policies and join a community of clubs, impacting the health of all in golf. We will also provide you with advice on generating publicity to ensure your efforts are recognised in the local community.

Who does it?

We suggest that this undertaken by the club’s PGA Pro or a member of staff who is willing to commit to the actions. This person should have the support of the club manager.

Accredited Golf Clubs

More than 300 golf clubs have become accredited with the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign, including:


Nominate A Club

Nominate a club

Our aim is to get 600 golf clubs Sun Protection Accredited this year, and you can help!

Simply fill in the form below and we will send an email to your nominated club, encouraging them to sign up.

The process is free and it will ensure that sun protection becomes part of a club’s duty of care to members and staff. We thank you for your part in making this happen.


Skin Cancer Facts

Skin Cancer Facts

To inspire better sun protection habits, we believe it helps to know why it is important to cover up. We have selected some key facts regarding melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) to help expand your knowledge, and then pass this on to others.

Melanoma Facts

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, which grows downwards and after time can reach into the deeper layers of skin and beyond where it is at risk of spreading to other parts of the body.

1

Melanoma is the 5th most common cancer in the UK, with around 16,200 new cases diagnosed every year, that is 44 a day.

2

Melanoma may be the rarest form of skin cancer, but it is the deadliest, as it can travel to other organs, so early detection is vital.

3

It takes only one blistering sunburn, especially at a young age, to more than double the chance of developing melanoma later in life.

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Since the early 1990s, incidence rates in women have more than doubled in the UK and in males almost tripled.

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Incidence is projected to rise by 7% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 32 cases per 100,000 people by 2035.

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By the time it is diagnosed, around 24% of male cases are terminal as opposed to 15% of female cases, because women tend to check themselves more frequently and present at GPs earlier.

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Incidence increases with age, with a quarter of all new cases diagnosed in people aged 75 and over.

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As well as skin, melanoma can also develop in the eyes and in the nailbeds.

9

Melanoma does not discriminate by age, race, or gender, although those very fair skin and/or red hair are highly vulnerable.

10

Melanoma can occur anywhere, but in men is it most common on the upper back, head, and neck and in women, on the legs.

11

Melanoma may suddenly appear without warning but can also develop from or near an existing mole or lesion, and not necessarily on a sun exposed site.

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Only 11% of people get their skin checked professional, and 33% check their own skin annually, despite dermatologists recommending that this should be carried out monthly.

13

New, rapidly growing moles, or moles that itch, bleed, or change colour are often early warning signs, which need to be checked immediately by your GP.


Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) Facts

NMSC is the most common cancer in the world, so it is especially important to understand more about it, recognise the first signs, and avoid a late diagnosis which can lead to further problems. Please read and share with others:

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There are nearly 152,000 new NMSC cases in the UK every year, that is more than 410 every day (2015-2017).

2

NMSC is by far the most common type of cancer in the world. 43% of NMSC cases in the UK are in woman, and 57% are in men.

3

There are 2 main types of NMSC: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) named after the types of skin cells where the cancer develops, however it is possible for a NMSC to be a mixture of both these types.

4

BCC starts in the cells lining the bottom of the epidermis and accounts for about 75 in every 100 skin cancers.

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SCC starts in the cells lining the top of the epidermis and accounts for about 20 in every 100 skin cancers.

6

BCC frequently appears as a pearly bump, whereas SCC often looks like a rough, red, scaly area, or an ulcerated bump that bleeds.

7

Although not classed as NMSC, Bowen’s disease can sometimes develop into SCC if left untreated, however it develops slowly and is easily treated.

8

Actinic or solar keratoses are dry, scaly patches caused by years of accumulated sun damage. Although is not classed as NMSC, there is a small risk that patches could develop into SCC if untreated.

9

Since the early 1990s, NMSC incidence rates for both men and women have increased by more than two-and-a-half times (166%) in the UK.

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NMSC can appear on any sun-exposed area of the body, but are most frequently found on the face, ears, bald scalp, and neck.

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Although NMSC spreads slowly, if left untreated, it can lead to disfigurement, so best catch it early.

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NMSC is mainly caused by UV light, and can be prevented by using adequate sun protection.

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Surgery is the main treatment, which involves removing the cancerous tumour and some of the surrounding skin.

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Other treatments include freezing (cryotherapy), anti-cancer creams, radiotherapy and a form of light treatment called photodynamic therapy (PDT).

15

The treatment used will depend on the type, size, and location of the NMSC you have.

16

If you have a lump, ulcer, lesion, or skin discolouration that has not healed after 4 weeks, see your GP. While it is unlikely to be skin cancer, it is best to get it checked.

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