Skip to main content

News

  • blowing the whistle on sunburn
Subscribe to newsfeed 

Blowing the whistle on sunburn

Posted on 15 May 2015  - 10:00

As part of our support for ‘Get to know cancer’, Tottenham Hotspur has become the first Premier League club to become OK Accredited with the 'Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code' - an initiative that is promoting the importance of sun protection for children playing outdoor sports.

nabs_rose_ok730

The Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code was devised by ‘Get to know cancer’s charity partner, the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund.

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 16) , for our last home game of the season against Hull City, volunteers from the charity will join the ‘Get  to know cancer’ nurses and activists at the ‘Get to know cancer’ market stall on Tottenham Square, where fans can get information on the signs and symptoms of skin cancer and advice on how to protect themselves and their children from the sun.

For the last two seasons, the Club has been working in partnership with NHS England (London) to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and promote the importance of early diagnosis through the award-winning ‘Get to know cancer’ campaign.

The Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code is a unique sun protection scheme designed to help develop and support sun protection practices for all those who work outdoors with children.

The scheme aims to tackle melanoma - one of the UK’s most common cancers in young people - by advising parents, teachers and sports coaches on how to protect children effectively from the sun and encourage young people to build good habits in protecting themselves from the sun.

For further information, visit www.oksunsafetycode.com and http://www.melanoma-fund.co.uk