Melanoma Focus hitting headlines

We are so delighted to see that our Melanoma Awareness Month 2023 campaign has been picked up by leading news and radio outlets. Our most recent survey results about sun protection and the scrapping of sun cream VAT have been shared far and wide.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful patients who kindly agreed to share their story with the media to help us increase awareness this Melanoma Awareness Month.

Don’t worry if you missed any of it- here is a round-up.

Belfast Live: Northern Ireland public ‘ignoring rising skin cancer risks’, leading charity warns

Daily Record: Dire skin cancer warning to Scots urged to wear sunscreen – even while in the UK

BBC News: Scrap tax on sunscreen, say cancer charities

The Guardian: Charities call for scrapping of VAT on sunscreen amid skin cancer fears

The Guardian: Dermatologists fear cost deterring UK families from buying sunscreen

Sky News: Calls for sunscreen to be VAT-free as charity warns about link between poverty and skin cancer

The Independent: Cost of sunscreen could be increasing risk of skin cancer, charity says

Yahoo News: Why the cost of sunscreen products could be increasing the risk of skin cancer

Professional Beauty: Skin cancer charities call for SPF tax to be scrapped

Mail Online: Skin cancer charity calls for sunscreen tax to be cut so British children are protected during summer

Mail Online: Plea to axe VAT on sun cream to save some of the 2,300 killed by skin cancer every year

inews: Best suncreams for under £6, recommended by the skin experts

upday: Skin cancer concerns: why charities are pushing to scrap VAT on sunscreens

The Herald: Calls for government to ditch sunscreen VAT after shock Scots figures

The Hippocratic Post: Sunscreen cost increasing risk of skin cancer

Huffpost: Rising Cost Of Sunscreen Could Raise The Risk Of Skin Cancer

offalylive: Cost of sunscreen could be increasing risk of skin cancer, charity suggests

North Wales Chronicle: Could the cost of sunscreen be increasing the risk of skin cancer?

Helensburgh Advertiser: Could the cost of sunscreen be increasing the risk of skin cancer?

ITV News: Skin cancer rising fastest in Wales with people ‘struggling to afford sunscreen’

Farming UK: Cancer warning for farmers as ‘third of adults’ don’t use sunscreen

The Scottish Farmer: Warning for farmers as new report shows adults don’t apply sunscreen

Farmers Weekly: Farmers urged to wear sunscreen as skin cancer on the rise

The Big Issue: People in poverty are at greater risk of sunburn and skin cancer. Charities are calling for action

inews: Thousands of skin cancer patients could receive faster diagnosis and treatment thanks to new dermatology app

Daily Record: Mum begs people to wear sun cream after her own terrifying cancer battle

iNews: Living with melanoma ‘Using sunbeds and forcing a tan was a mistake’

Wales Online: Luke Thomas’ fundraising 

theLeader: Llangollen woman to appear in BBC charity appeal

Somerset County Gazette: BBC Charity appeal to feature a woman from Somerset

TheRoofTopNews: Real Voices: ‘Catching Melanoma Early can Save your Life’