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Sun Safety at Shopping City

The North West Cancer Research team paid a special visit to Runcorn Shopping City this August, armed with a host of sun safety information and activities to keep the Runcorn locals safe in the summer sun.

the team at Runcorn Shopping City

Setting up camp in the main ‘City Square’ of the centre, the team spoke with shoppers and workers alike throughout the day about the importance of protecting our skin in the sun with high UV factor sun creams. Kids were able to make special sun safety keyrings that react to the UV light of the sun and glow as a reminder to make sure to cover up.

The #SunSafeSkin suncream cart was also in attendance, so visitors could grab a few sun cream samples to take away with them, perfect for a handbag or carry on.

To complete the day of activities, the team also brought along a UV camera, which shows sun damage on the skin and highlights the effect that sun cream has in blocking out UV rays – a popular activity with passers by who wanted to see the hidden changes to their skin.
Guest of honour, Hope Bear, paid a special visit to round off the day and get a few photos with the locals.

Tess, Fundraising and Engagement Officer, said of the day: “It was great to spend the day at Runcorn Shopping City and connect with the locals of Halton a bit more. The response was great and we had some really meaningful conversations, spreading our vital messages around sun safety, as well as plenty of other cancer risk factors and symptoms.

“As always, Hope Bear was a huge success with the crowd and it’s always great to give people an insight into something they might overlook day to day with our UV camera and accessories.”