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Wirral’s Magenta Living backs workplace sun safety awareness pledge
Thursday, 26th July 2018 | General | No comments

Magenta Living, the largest registered housing provider in Wirral, has become the first North West business to sign up to a sun safety awareness pledge this summer.

The Birkenhead-headquartered company which employs around 500 staff – 200 of which work outdoors on a daily basis – is backing an Outdoor Workers Pledge to encourage sun safety among its employees.

‘I had no idea my verruca was skin cancer’ - Wrexham cancer survivor shares her story
Wednesday, 25th July 2018 | General | No comments

‘I had no idea my verruca was skin cancer’ - Wrexham cancer survivor shares her story

After surviving her own experience of skin cancer, Jayne Dickson is now channelling her energy and enthusiasm into helping North West Cancer Research (NWCR) raise awareness of the disease.

Jayne Dickson, 53, from Wrexham, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma (a form of skin cancer) in 2013, after noticing what she thought was a verruca on the sole of her right foot.

Cancer research charity takes #suncreamselfie awareness message into North Wales schools this summer
Sunday, 22nd July 2018 | General | No comments

Cancer research charity takes #suncreamselfie awareness message into North Wales schools this summer

Experts from local charity North West Cancer Research are encouraging school children across North Wales to stay safe in the sun, as part of its #suncreamselfie campaign,

The charity has held a series of school roadshows, including one at Castell Alun High School, in Flintshire, delivering a dedicated skin cancer awareness and sun safety lesson to Year 8 pupils as part of their summer PSHE lessons.

Liverpool tradesman shares his skin cancer story
Wednesday, 18th July 2018 | General | No comments

‘I never thought to wear sun cream whilst working outdoors’ – Liverpool tradesman shares his skin cancer story

A retired joiner from Liverpool is supporting North West Cancer Research’s skin cancer awareness campaign, after working outdoors without sun protection lead to a skin cancer diagnosis.

Terry Kavanagh, 72 from Penny Lane, was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2016 when he visited the doctor about a suspicious mole on his left cheek. A biopsy confirmed that the mole was in fact a basel cell carcinoma.

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